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'Howling Monsters': The First English Operas
Wednesday 30 August, 6pm - 6.45pm, free admission
Join David Ward and some of the region’s finest young singers for an exploration of the fascinating story of how the first English-language operas came about.
Fuelled by contempt over the huge success of Italian opera in London in the early 18th Century, writers, composers and politicians demanded that English-language opera take control of the operatic stage - making this a reality, however, was far more difficult than they could ever have imagined …
Featuring live performances from some of the first English-language operas.