Illuminating spectacle on the operatic stage | University of Oxford

Illuminating spectacle on the operatic stage

Dr Tamsin Alexander, Goldsmiths, University of London
13:00 - 13:45
The Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG

The Weston Lecture Theatre, Blackwell Hall

Lectures and seminars
free
Yes
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To turn to 1830s London is to explore a time and place obsessed with lighting technologies and understanding the eye. Using the example of 'Gustavus the Third', adapted from Auber’s 'Gustave III' for Covent Garden in 1833, this talk reveals how new discussions about light and vision influenced responses to opera, and offers new perspectives on how opera was experienced in the past.