Sunday 20 October 2019
The Assembly House Norwich
"Can we relate to any of the women depicted in opera today?"
Into Opera return to the Assembly House Norwich with a new Opera Unwrapped concert which puts Women Centre Stage.
Into Opera’s artistic director, Norfolk born Genevieve Raghu, will host this event and welcome to the stage the widely acclaimed soprano and co-founder of SWAP’ra (Supporting Women and Parents in Opera) Anna Patalong, Northern Irish mezzo-soprano Carolyn Dobbin and the pianist and artistic director of New Paths Music Festival, Libby Burgess. These women will join forces to explore the way in which women have been portrayed in opera over time by composers, stage directors, costume designers and, of course, by the singers themselves.
Which characters are controversial? Which characters are inspirational? Can we relate to any of the women depicted on opera stages today?
An evening of music, laughter and heated debates Women Centre Stage promises to offer audiences a thought provoking night of opera. This concert will include some of opera’s most powerful and poignant music, unwrapped and challenged by four women who will offer personal insights about what it is like to work in the opera industry in 2019.
Into Opera is a registered charity, starting a creative revolution in Norfolk… to get more people ‘into’ opera. Opera Unwrapped: Women Centre Stage has been especially created to celebrate two years since the launch of Into Opera in Norfolk.
Tickets can be bought online or from the Norwich Theatre Royal Box Office, in person or by phone.
Phone: 01603 63 00 00
Sunday 20th October, 6pm
The Music Room at The Assembly House Norwich
The performance will last approximately 1 hour 20 minutes
Concessions are available for Under 18s, Jobseeker's Allowance or Income Support Recipients and Full-time Students. Appropriate ID will be checked on admission.