with Kathryn Smith
A Song of Madness
Thursday, September 23 at 7pm ~ online
Lucia di Lammermoor’s high point (literally) is a twenty-minute blood-soaked mad scene. This is far from the only time that composers have driven their (mostly female) leading characters insane, though. Join Kathryn for a deep dive into the history of operatic mad scenes, from their origins, to their immense 19th century popularity, and their modern equivalents. Cute pet photos will be included, as always.
Watch the talk live on September 23 at 7pm for the chance to ask questions; the talk will then remain online for you to watch whenever you wish.