Art and Existence: Heroines of Opera || Thu 25 June 2015 14:30 – 16:00

  • What: Free talks & tours
  • When:  – 
  • Where: The Clore Study Room

FREE TALK: Join a journey of historical female icons with composer Dr Shirley J Thompson, who has performed worldwide and is often described as “beautiful and powerful” (Le Figaro).

A visionary artist and cultural activist, Shirley has been composing operas on the lives of our historical heroines and creating operatic performances. Learn more about her discoveries through Nanny of the Maroons, Dido Elizabeth Belle and The Woman Who Refused to Dance (on the ship with enslaved Africans). Accompanying the talk will be a special performance by the celebrated soprano Abigail Kelly who will perform a small selection of related material accompanied by Dr Shirley J Thompson on violin.

14.30-16.00

Free, booking required

More Info HERE