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Losing Her Voice

November 18, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This event will feature live performances of scenes from Dr Elizabeth Kelly’s upcoming opera, ‘Losing Her Voice’, which tells the story of Geraldine Farrar, an early 20th-century opera diva who made the transition to the silent screen and starred in a silent ‘Carmen’ directed by the legendary Cecil B. Demille.

The scenes for this event will explore Farrar’s training with renowned Wagnerian soprano Lilli Lehmann, her journey to find her individual artistic identify, her transition from stage to silent screen, and the trials and tribulations she faced as one of the first international celebrities.

‘Losing Her Voice’ has been written in close collaboration with the University of Nottingham Computer Science Mixed Reality Lab, and the session will also showcase some of the technologies developed for the opera, which enable novel interactions between performers, archival media and the audience. Dr Kelly will lead the session, and the audience will have the opportunity to interact with the composer, performers, and the computer science team to gain insight into their collaborative creative process.

Performers:

Geraldine Farrar – Samantha Stinson, soprano

Lilli Lehmann – Sabine Wüthrich, soprano

Cecil B. Demille – Jonathan Stinson, baritone

In partnership with

N/A

Contact email address

anna.walas@nottingham.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
November 18
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Website:
https://losing-her-voice.eventbrite.co.uk

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Description for print
This live opera will incorporate archival media of the early 20th-century American opera diva Geraldine Farrar who became a silent film star. The event will utilise new technologies to enable interaction between live opera singers and the film. Led by Dr Elizabeth Kelly.
Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
anna.walas@nottingham.ac.uk
Event partners
N/A
Region
East Midlands
City/town
Nottingham
Accessibility information
The venue is fully accessible
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Venue

Royal Concert Hall
Theatre Square
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 5ND United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
The venue is fully accessible