Only here for the bier: women in opera
These events are designed to enhance your enjoyment of the Festival 2020 operas and to explore some themes emerging from them
Presented by Alexandra Coghlan, our opera content consultant, these study events are designed to enhance your enjoyment of the Festival 2020 operas and to explore some broader themes emerging from them.
Each event features expert presentations, a panel discussion and a musical preview.
Butterfly, Violetta, Manon, Carmen: opera’s women have spent centuries suffering and dying at the hands of men. They sing their pain in magnificent, memorable music, but does that make them heroines or victims?
In a Glyndebourne season celebrating female strength and agency, this study event explores opera’s complicated and often embattled relationship with women, investigating some of the roles that have turned female victimhood on its head, and addressing some of the questions opera’s lovers, mothers, sirens and fallen women face in the contemporary opera house.
Saturday 8 August
Tickets for this event are priced at £60 (including lunch in Nether Wallop) or £40 per person without lunch.