Talk Friday, 29 September 2017
Told through the lens of seven premieres in seven European cities, this immersive exhibition takes you on a journey through nearly 400 years, culminating in the international explosion of opera in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Global banking group Societe Generale is delighted to be building on its long-term partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum as lead sponsor of its major exhibition for 2017, Opera: Passion, Power and Politics in collaboration with the Royal Opera House. With the ambition of bringing classical music beyond its traditional audiences, Societe Generale has established itself as a key player in the musical world, celebrating 30 years of support in 2017.
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Opera – an introduction
Discover the evolution of opera from early Baroque extravaganzas through to contemporary productions
Opera engravings, caricatures, and prints
Engravings, caricatures and prints in our collections document the dramatic 400 year history of opera
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics trailer
Watch a trailer for the forthcoming Opera exhibition
Generously supported by the BLAVATNIK FAMILY FOUNDATION and THE TAYLOR FAMILY FOUNDATION