Thursday, 28 September 2017

Victoria and Albert Museum - Opens this week: Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

Victoria and Albert Museum
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Opens this Saturday 30 September

Sponsored by Societe Generale
In collaboration with Royal Opera House  

Come on a vividly immersive journey through 400 years, from the birth of opera in late-Renaissance Italy through to its international explosion across the 20th and 21st centuries. Don't miss the first exhibition to be staged in our brand new Sainsbury Gallery in the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter.

Sound Partner Bowers & Wilkins
Generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and
The Taylor Family Foundation

Join the conversation #OperaPassion

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Be the first to see the exhibition!
Friday 29 September, 10.00 – 22.00
Last entry 21.00

V&A Members are invited to a special preview day before the show opens to the public. Join today and you'll also get unlimited free entry to all V&A exhibitions, use of the new Members’ Room, V&A Magazine, and the Members-only events programme.
Inside Opera:
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This cloth-bound book looks beneath opera’s gilded surface and explores the art form in seven distinct cultural landscapes.
From Societe Generale
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics brings to life an art that has captivated audiences for centuries.

The notion of opera as a fusion of various art forms - open to all demographics - inspired Societe Generale to become lead sponsor of this wonderful exhibition. This mirrors Societe Generale’s own decades-long support of classical music and the arts, and our commitment to expanding their reach across society as a whole.

We hope audiences from around the world will continue to be captivated by this exhibition and discover their passion for opera.

Sadia Ricke
UK Country Head, Societe Generale