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“Signore ascolta!” – The tragedy of silence, Puccini, Orientalism and miscommunication, Cadogan Hall

In this lecture Becca Marriott will explore the concepts of Exoticism and Orientalism in Verismo opera and how Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Turandot uphold and defy our ideas of the exotic East. She will look at how these operas sit within Puccini’s oeuvre, perhaps epitomizing one of Puccini’s favourite subjects, miscommunication. With discussion not only of composition, historical and social context, but also of her own performance experiences.

Tuesday 29th January, 10:30 – 12:30 
Tickets
 £30
 
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Venue
The Caversham Room
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace
London
SW1X 9DQ