Illuminating spectacle on the operatic stage

2 November 2016 1.00pm 1.30pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

Dr Tamsin Alexander, Goldsmiths, University of London

Contact:

Janet Walwyn janet.walwyn@bodleian.ox.ac.uk 01865 287156

Description

To turn to 1830s London is to explore a time and place obsessed with lighting technologies and understanding the eye.

Using the example of Gustavus the Third, adapted from Auber's Gustave III for Covent Garden in 1833, this talk reveals how new discussions about light and vision influenced responses to opera, and offers new perspectives on how opera was experienced in the past.

Booking

This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

This event is listed under: Lectures and talks; Free events
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