Wednesday 10 January 2018

V&A - Opera Weekender take 2!

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Friday 19 – Sunday 21 January

Exhibition sponsored by Societe Generale
In collaboration with Royal Opera House  

Off the back of the success of our first Opera Weekender, we’re doing it all over again with a host of brand new events and performances!

Join us for a weekend of free performances, pop-up events, talks and screenings in celebration of our critically-acclaimed exhibition
Opera: Passion, Power & Politics. We’ve joined forces with organisations including Opera North, Welsh National Opera, the Goethe institute and more.

Sound Partner Bowers & Wilkins

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Welsh National Opera presents Magic Butterfly VR Experience
Friday 19 January, 14.00 & 18.30  Saturday 20 January,  11.00 & 14.30

Using 21st century virtual reality technology, WNO takes you inside two of their most popular productions (Madam Butterfly and The Magic Flute) where you will be charmed by one of opera’s favourite heroines, and interact with some friendly four-legged friends.
Opera North presents 'I am yours, yours am I'
Friday 19 January, 17.30 – 21.30

Taken from the final moments of Monteverdi’s L'Incoronazione di Poppea, 'I am yours, yours am I' is a site specific opera installation using 3D and surround sound, produced by award-winning Opera North.

Welsh National Opera presents: David Pountney in rehearsal
Saturday 20 January, 15:30 – 17.00
Welsh National Opera’s Artistic Director, David Pountney, rehearses scenes from La forza del destino from WNO’s new production of Verdi’s tale of unremitting tragedy.   

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Guildhall School of Music & Drama presents:
The Phantom on Film
Sunday 21 January, 13.30, 14.30 & 15.30

Discover how opera’s most famous off-shoot - The Phantom of the Opera - has inspired and infiltrated cultures around the world and been adapted for artistic mediums and genres from film through to cabaret.
Opera in the Digital Age
Sunday 21 January, 11.00 – 13.00

Discover what the future holds for opera in our digital age through this video showcase and panel discussion in collaboration with Goethe-Institut. Brigitta Muntendorf, Berthold Schneider and other leading opera practitioners tackle the key questions to reveal how the art form is transforming for the 21st century.
‘Salome’s aria’ from Roles 
Friday 19 January, various times

Meet Salome, one of opera's best-loved female characters. Metta Theatre's new opera 'Roles', explores canonical female characters while emancipating them from the historically male gaze.  You can find the times and locations for the performances on the artists in residence blog, in the link below.  

Brighton Theatre presents: IMPALED- The Opera
Sunday 21 January, 16.00

Do not miss your chance to catch a taste of IMPALED from award-winning Brighton Theatre, before it sets off on a prestigious International Festival tour. It’s never been more important to get inside the skin of a historic monster figure and this production provides fascinating and disturbing insights into the roots of the divisions between East and West.
V&A Opera Residents: Open Studio
Friday 19 January, 13.00 – 16.00

The Metta Theatre residency coincides with the critically-acclaimed Opera: Passion, Power and Politics exhibition.   Discover the first opera residents in their studio, and learn about their opera, ‘Roles’ they are developing with composer Oliver Brignal.

Win the trip of
Don't miss your chance to win this spectacular prize! Celebrating Opera: Passion, Power & Politics, enter to win a trip for two on an Iconic Western Mediterranean cruise with Viking Cruises. The 8-day journey begins in Barcelona and takes you to the birthplace of opera, Italy!

We’ll provide the soundtrack to your trip with two pairs of Bowers & Wilkins special edition P5 Wireless Headphones with the Opera: Passion, Power and Politics CD.