Sunday Music – Renoir’s La Loge: Opera in late 19th century Paris

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Free with Gallery admission

The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London

Sun 19 Sep, 2021

Complimentary to Impressionism’s interest in music, theatre, and spectacle, this afternoon’s programme explores the operatic world of late nineteenth century Paris, from the art song of the cabarets to opera of the theatres. In line with the surprising history of the Jockey Club opera-goers who demanded a ballet at the start of Act II, we commence with an extract of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, whose ballet is commemorated in Degas’s Two Dancers (1874). We end by marking bohemian life with extracts of La Bohème.

Alex Haigh (tenor)
Natalie Burch (keyboard)

Curated by Dr Charlotte de Mille

This event is in association with Opera Prelude, a charity which supports the professional development of early career singers.