A Dinner Engagement: An Opera of its Time?

Thursday, 14.05.2015 17:45, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A panel of guests reflect on Lennox Berkeley and other composers who have created operas set in contemporary times. Guests to include novelist and librettist Philip Hensher, author and screenwriter Ian McEwan, composer Michael Berkeley and Daisy Evans, director of tonight’s double bill. Chaired by Radio 3 presenter and Lennox Berkeley Society chairman Petroc Trelawny.

This is the latest in a series of collaborations with the Lennox Berkeley Society, celebrating the life and music of the great English composer who taught at the Academy from 1946 to 1968.

Free tickets available from the Academy’s Box Office: telephone 020 7873 7300 10am–4pm Monday–Friday; these tickets will not be available online.

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