Poetry, Music, Drama: the creation of contemporary opera

16 January 2013, 10:00 - 19:30

Event Type:
Conference / Symposium
Senate House
Venue Details:
The event is taking place in several rooms in Senate House.
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This one-day conference brings together poets, composers, producers and academics to discuss the collaborative processes involved in the creation of contemporary opera. Speakers will include: Michael Symmons-Roberts, Fiona Sampson, John Casken, Robert Saxton, Liza Lim, David Beard, Jonathan Cross and Andrew Watts. Admission: £15, (£10 students)

The conference will be followed by a conversation between Sir Harrison Birtwistle and David Harsent discussing their opera The Minotaur at 6:00pm. Admission free and followed by a wine reception.  This is a John Coffin Memorial event.

Promoted by the Institute of Musical Research in association with the Institute of English Studies.  For details see: music.sas.ac.uk