Opera Appreciation with Joyce Kennedy

Royal Opera HouseFor 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 first season of five events, from August to December 2020, we are suggesting a voluntary donation of £5 per event or £25 for the season.  The proceeds will be shared between the RNCM Students’ Hardship Fund and Menorah Synagogue.

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

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

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Opera: Arabella by Richard Strauss
Opera appreciation with Joyce Kennedy. Richard Strauss: Arabella See Zoom joining details at the top of Shavuon.
Opera: Don Giovanni by Mozart
Opera appreciation with Joyce Kennedy. Mozart: Don Giovanni  See Zoom joining details at the top of Shavuon.  
Opera: Maria Stuarda by Donizetti
Opera appreciation with Joyce Kennedy. Donizetti: Maria Stuarda. See Zoom joining details at the top of Shavuon.

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!