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Opera Prelude: Operatic Extravaganzas

Opera Prelude: Operatic Extravaganzas and Whimsicalities – Rowlandson’s Impressions of Music in Georgian London

An opera recital inspired by the art of Thomas Rowlandson.

Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) portrayed a Golden Age of theatre in London, capturing the sheer colour and vitality of late Georgian society when packed audiences were hearing the operas of Mozart and Rossini for the first time. This evening’s concert draws its musical themes from Rowlandson’s intricate illustrations of London in the Georgian period as well as his scabrous satires of performers and society figures, such as the Duchess of Devonshire.

Opera Prelude is delighted to be partnering with Nick Knowles, a life-long collector of Rowlandson’s works, who is generously offering us a truly unique opportunity to bring art and music together in this sparkling evening event which will take place in St. Paul’s Covent Garden, where Rowlandson was buried.

Opera Prelude is a small charity passionate about supporting young professional opera singers who give 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.

Wed 3 Jun


19:00 – 21:00

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    St Paul's Church Bedford Street,
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