Wednesday 18 October 2017

Victoria and Albert Museum - ★★★★★ "A game-changing spectacular show" - The Guardian

Victoria and Albert Museum
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Until 25 February 2018

Sponsored by Societe Generale
In collaboration with Royal Opera House  

"It’s a remarkable achievement that ultimately has the potential to change the way you think. Opera lovers will find their perceptions alternately challenged and renewed by what they find. Newcomers may well be startled, convinced and converted by its narrative of social relevance, immediacy, and essential humanity. I cannot recommend it too highly."

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

Join the conversation #OperaPassion

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V&A and the Royal Opera House – live at St Pancras
Thursday 19 October, 6.20pm
FREE event

Inspired by our #OperaPassion exhibition, see the Royal Opera House chorus perform live at St Pancras and join in as the station sing out with The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Va, pensiero) from Verdi’s Nabucco.

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Lesley Garrett performance and in conversation
Thursday 19 October, 2.30pm
FREE event

Our beautiful Tapestry Galleries are the stage for soprano singer Lesley Garrett’s live performance of Rusalka’s Song to the Moon, accompanied by pianist, Anthony Kraus.

In celebration of #OperaPassion
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An Evening of Opera: Kepler’s Trial
Thursday 9 November, 18.30 – 22.00

Enjoy an evening of innovative, multi-media opera from award-winning composer Tim Watts, includes a thought-provoking conversation about the work and its development led by Dame Marina Warner.

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Staging Opera: Cities, Publics and Performance
Friday 10 November, 10.30 – 17.30

Join leading international practitioners and experts for a one day symposium exploring opera as a multimedia art form and focusing on the question: why do cities need opera today?
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Opera Weekender
Friday 10 - Sunday 12 November

Join us for a weekend of performances, talks, screenings and workshops from opera companies across the country.

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics – Schools & Colleges Day
Tuesday 7 November, 10.00 – 16.30

Don’t miss your chance to bring your school or college group to see the critically acclaimed Opera: Passion Power and Politics completely free of charge.

Call now to book: +44 (0)20 7942 2000

National Opera Studio at the V&A
Thursdays,  13.00 – 14.00    
See live opera performances from National Opera Studio Young Artists and alumni every Thursday* lunchtime throughout Opera: Passion, Power and Politics. 

*Excludes 26/10, 7/12, 28/12, 15/02
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The V&A Shop
Enhance your experience of the exhibition with the cloth-bound catalogue as well as fashion, jewellery and accessories inspired by opera’s glamour and opulence.

What audiences said...

"Gorgeous displays and amazing use of music as you journey through. Highly recommend!" - @rharris_soprano  

How much do I love #OperaPassion? Let me count the ways!  - @luminalia

"Superb, wonderful and will go again. Recommend" - @Dawniepg

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Win tickets to Hamlet and the V&A's Opera Passion exhibition
To celebrate the opening of the V&A exhibition and the start of Glyndebourne Tour 2017 we’re offering you the chance to win two tickets to see Hamlet on stage at Glyndebourne on 27 October plus two tickets to Opera: Passion, Power & Politics at the V&A.