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Femme Fatales of Opera with Nick Davies: Handel’s Guilio Cesare
May 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
What is the nature of love? Rapture? Obsession? Manipulation? Since the inception of opera, the archetypal femme fatale has been one of the most explored stock characters in the genre. Encompassing works from 1600 through to the modern era, this series will provide an in depth guide to the ways that art and culture intersect, and use it to understand these intriguing characters.
March 24 – Puccini’s Manon Lescaut
April 14th – Berg’s Lulu
May 19th – Handel’s Giulio Cesare
June 16th – Wagner’s Parsifal
September 22nd – Ades’ Powder Her Face
October 20th – Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth
November 17th – Monteverdi’s Poppea
December 15th – Bizet’s Carmen