Special event Past event Saturday, 11 November 2017

Opera Weekender: The Art of the Prima Donna

Why does the world swoon at the sound and sight of prima donnas? What is so special about these extraordinary creatures of the stage?

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Free event

Opera Weekender: The Art of the Prima Donna photo

Join scholar Matteo Augello for a performance-cum-lecture that will bring back to life four hundred years of opera history and try to answer these questions by enacting four of the world’s most famous arias.

As part of the Opera Weekender, a three-day series of events to celebrate the exhibition Opera: Passion, Power and Politics, the V&A presents a performance on the history of operatic divas.