Barber Opera: In search of Porpora

Barber Lecture Theatre
Arts and Law, Performance
Wednesday 13th September 2017 (13:00)
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  • Barber Opera Lecture

In Search of Porpora

Through recordings old and new, Roger Neill will explore bel canto singing in the early 18th century through the vocal lineaege that runs from Porpora through two Manuel Garcias and Mathilde Marchesi to singers of recent times - Maria Callas and Joan Sutherland, Kiri Te Kanawa and Meryl Streep, plus a whole new generation of counter-tenors rediscovering the world of the castrati.

Neill is the author of the recently-published DIVAS: Mathilde Marchesi and her Pupils.

Venue: Barber Lecture Theatre, Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Admission: Free