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BRAVOS & BREASTPLATES: THE EVOLUTION OF OPERA Sandy Burnett Monday 11 March 2019

Starting with a look at the origins of opera as a form of courtly entertainment in C17th Italy, this overview takes in the opulent spectacles at the court of the Sun King, examines the legacy of the two creative giants of the C19th, Verdi and Wagner.