Opera Appreciation with Joyce Kennedy

For all who love – or would like to learn to love – opera.

In normal times we have been meeting once a month, to focus on one particular opera under the expert guidance of Joyce Kennedy.

Joyce, who combined her career as a GP and anaesthetist with raising three children and writing two acclaimed books on opera and composers, was married to the late, much missed music biographer and critic, Michael Kennedy.  Joyce travelled worldwide with Michael to 90 operas every year and we are tremendously privileged that she is prepared to share her vast knowledge with us each month.

During the coronavirus pandemic Joyce has kindly offered to continue her presentations by Zoom.  Please see the programme of planned events below.  For the next season of six events, from January to June 2021, we are suggesting a voluntary donation of £5 per event or £30 for the season.  The proceeds will be shared by Menorah Synagogue and a charity supporting music students.

Click here to make a donation for the season of six events.

If you’re unsure about how to use Zoom, click here for some helpful advice.

To contact us please email

UPCOMING PROGRAMME BY ZOOM

Jan
20
Opera: Cunning Little Vixen by Janáček
Opera appreciation with Joyce Kennedy.  We start the new season with Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen. See Zoom joining details in a separate email or at the top of our Shavuon newsletter.
Feb
24
Opera: Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky
Opera appreciation with Joyce Kennedy. See Zoom joining details in a separate email or at the top of our Shavuon newsletter. This month: Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades
Mar
24
Opera: The Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan
Opera appreciation with Joyce Kennedy. See Zoom joining details in a separate email or at the top of our Shavuon newsletter. This month: Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado
Apr
28
Opera: Otello by Verdi
Opera appreciation with Joyce Kennedy. See Zoom joining details in a separate email or at the top of our Shavuon newsletter. This month: Verdi’s Otello
May
26
Opera: Tristan and Isolde by Wagner
Opera appreciation with Joyce Kennedy. See Zoom joining details in a separate email or at the top of our Shavuon newsletter. This month: Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde
Jun
30
Opera: Turn of the Screw by Britten
Opera appreciation with Joyce Kennedy. See Zoom joining details in a separate email or at the top of our Shavuon newsletter. This month: Britten’s Turn of the Screw

Click here to see the upcoming programme as a list of events with a button at the end to EXPORT them to your electronic calendar!