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Name Opera Weekender: January 2018
Venue Victoria and Albert Museum
Artist Victoria and Albert Museum
Event Date 19/01/2018 14:00

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***OPERA WEEKENDER***

Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st January

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.

**PLUS**, we're giving you the chance to see the exhibition for just £10 (RRP. £19) when you book online from now until 22 January.

Book now: www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions…

Use code: Weekender2

(Only valid on full price tickets)

Join the conversation #OperaPassion

Weekender Line-up

Welsh National Opera presents: Magic Butterfly VR Experience

Friday 19 January

14.00-16.00 and 18.30-20.30

Magic Butterfly is an immersive virtual reality experience by REWIND and WNO, re-imagining scenes from Madam Butterfly and The Magic Flute.

Digital Studio, Sackler Centre

Opera North presents: I am yours, yours am I - an operatic immersion

Friday 19 January

17.30-21.30

Based on ‘Pur ti miro’ from L'Incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi, a site specific installation in the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries

Medieval & Renaissance, Room 50B

Salome’s aria’

Friday 19 January

Roles, by Poppy Burton-Morgan and Oliver Brignall, will explore canonical female characters while emancipating them from the historically male gaze

19.00, Jewellery Gallery, Level 3 Room 91

20.00, Globe, Europe Galleries, Level 0 Room 4

21.00 South Asia Galleries, Level 1 Room 41

V&A Opera Residents Open Studio

Friday 19 January

18.00-20.00

Visit our Residents Metta Theatre and learn more about the opera they are developing.

Residency Studio, Sackler Centre

Welsh National Opera presents: Magic Butterfly VR Experience

Saturday 20 January

11.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 16.00

Magic Butterfly is an immersive virtual reality experience by REWIND and WNO, re-imagining scenes from Madam Butterfly and The Magic Flute.

Seminar Room 1, Sackler Centre

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.

Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Level 4

Screening: The Cunning Little Vixen

Saturday 20 January

11.15

It’s late afternoon on a summer’s day. As the vixen cub follows her mother into the woods the Forester makes his way home. Their paths cross, and they become entangled in a dramatic story of love, conflict, death and rebirth. With an introduction by animation director Geoff Dunbar, followed by a Q&A.

Hochhauser auditorium, Sackler Centre

Opera in the Digital Age

Sunday 21 January

11.00-13.00

In collaboration with the Goethe institute, a showcase and panel discussion round new forms of Opera. With Katie Mitchell, Brigitta Muntendorf and Berthold Schneider.

Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Level 4

Guildhall School of Music & Drama presents:

The Phantom on Film

Sunday 21 January

13.30, 14.30 and 15.30

A series of three presentations aimed at showing the extraordinary geographical and stylistic range of opera’s most famous off-shoot. Each session will feature numerous clips and live performances by students and alumni of Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Hochhauser auditorium, Sackler Centre

Exhibition sponsored by Societe Generale

In collaboration with Royal Opera House

Sound Partner Bowers & Wilkins

Pianos provided by Markson Pianos

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