Inside the Opera: Passion, Power and Politics exhibition

Produced as part of Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

Ran from 30 September 2017 to 25 February 2018

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Opera lovers will find their perceptions alternately challenged and renewed by what they find. Newcomers may well be startled, convinced and converted by its narrative of social relevance, immediacy and essential humanity.

The Guardian
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The V&A’s spectacular new show has something for opera snobs, opera virgins and all shades between'

The Times
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© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics is devoted to a richly complex passage in European cultural history. Dramatically lit, boldly theatrical and graphically vivid.

The Telegraph
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Throughout, you’re hearing sounds so beautiful that it’s a wrench to leave one historic moment and enter another. You want to stick with what you’re hearing. What drives you on is curiosity to see what the clever organisers have come up with next.

Evening Standard
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It’s a remarkable achievement that ultimately has the potential to change the way you think.

The Guardian