Past Event

Abandoned or Washed Away: Make (Big) Opera Listen to You

April 20, 2023
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
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74 Morningside Dr., New York, NY 10027

April 20, 2022, 12:15 pm | The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room and via Zoom. 

About twenty years ago, Nina Eidsheim began studying the work of California performance artist and soprano Juliana Snapper. A superb classical singer, Snapper was on a mission to understand vocal failure—specifically the points and scenarios where the voice breaks down and can no longer function to deliver the professional results for which her own voice had been highly calibrated. This presentation returns to the story of Snapper and her work, in which she asks—indeed, demands—that still-dominant but failed narratives stop guarding their secrets and trying to convince the world of their own storylines, and instead just listen.

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