Opera Prelude: Mozart's Masterful Characterisation – a focus on his female roles

Cadogan Hall, The Caversham Room, 5 Sloane Terrace, London

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Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London
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Tue 21st May 2019

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Where:Cadogan Hall, The Caversham Room, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ
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Times:10:30 - 12:30
Admission:£30 Booking information and further details from Fiona Hamilton: Phone 0207 183 7323. Email:operaprelude@gmail.com
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Callie Gaston (soprano), accompanied by Natalie Burch on piano

In his short thirty five year life, this musical genius wrote melodies which are still celebrated 350 years later. Mozart had more than just musicality - he understood how to create distinct characters with his music. He was able to take any character from the libretto and imbue them with a distinct voice. His ability to inject their personality with very real emotions helped capture the individual’s spirit, and these emotional truths are why the characters are still relevant today.

This lecture will focus on Mozart's female roles and we will delve into his own life for the composer’s inspiration. Ahead of his time, Mozart's women are far more nuanced than simply pawns in a man’s world. Who inspired the savvy Susana? The heart-wrenching emotion of Dove Sono at the Countess' betrayal or the coquettish charm of Zerlina? Come and join us for a morning basking in the beauty of Mozart's soprano arias, whilst we examine how Mozart delivers his nuanced characters and how he may have been inspired to pen them.

Opera Prelude is a small charity supporting young professional opera singers who give lecture recitals in London. These friendly and inclusive events will introduce you to the international opera singers of tomorrow by way of recitals, concerts and masterclasses.

Official Link: http://www.operaprelude.com



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