16
April 2018

Surviving Opera

Welcome to The Arts Society Rother Valley
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 14:00
The Hastings Centre
The Ridge Hastings TN34 2SA
Online Event

Opera is an exuberant art form, full of big gestures, huge emotions and seemingly ridiculous plots. How does one cope with it? 

Opera is an exuberant art form, full of big gestures, huge emotions and seemingly ridiculous plots. How does one cope with it? This lecture suggests some survival techniques as we unpack the disconcerting sides of opera-the acting style, the spectacle, the sheer noise of the experience -and its gripping theatricality. We also discuss why 19th century heroines die, but 18th century ones do not.

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Miss Sarah Lenton

Sarah Lenton has spent her working life in the theatre: her principal employers are the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Garsington Opera. She writes programme articles, radio and play scripts, gives lectures on the operas and ballets in the rep. and broadcasts regularly for BBC Radios 3 and 4. She is also a cartoonist. All the talks listed come with audio and/or video clips. As the technology for sound reproduction is in a very fluid state, I bring reliable kit for this by car and can adapt to the Society’s technical set up as necessary.