An operatic performance art event
Opera Evolution, a sumptuous evening of operatic performance art presenting six stages in the history of opera, from Baroque to Modern, alongside metaphoric references to evolutionary eras, spiced up with fashion and visual art.
This performance is presented by Ingrid Macody Lund Fraser
Opera singer & Conceptual artist, founder of the art company Oprana Accompanied by Pianist Nadine André
Exploring the interfaces between art, voice, fashion and education
Opera Evolution© 2009 All rights reserved IML Fraser
Photography Adam Hinton: www.adamhinton.com
Curator Ingrid Hinton, founder of St.Art
15 Nov 2009
7.00pm (Doors opening 6.30pm)
Handel / Rinaldo/ La’scia Chio pianga
Purcell / Dido & Aeneas/ Dido’s Lament
Handel / Jephta/ Deeper, deeper still /
Waft her Angels
1600 - 1760
Big Bang/Chaos 13.7 Billion years ago
The expansion of our universe
A Magnificent Chaos
1762 - Orfeo ed Euridice
J’ai perdu mon Euridice
Now my love has gone forever
Reform Opera 1750
C.W Von Glück 1714-1787
Equatic Era / 4.1 -3.5 Billion years ago
Simple forms of life in water, bacterias, yeast,
the root of all life/ species
Drama=A breath of new Life
The Magic Flute 1791
Queen of the Night -Mother in fury over lost power
Ach Ich Fühl’s - Daughter, a slave of love
Pappageno Pappagena - match making
Classicism 1700 - 1795
Mozart 1756- 1791
Palezoic Era / 542-251 Million years ago
Solar system in perfect placement, DNA is now a part of nature’s
endless evolution, as it adapts with our changing surroundings over time
In perfect harmony / DNA / species / family bond
Die Valküre 1870
Hojotoho -Brunhildes battle cry from The Valkyrie No 2 in the Cyclus
“The ring of Nibelung”
Wagner by Lizt / Valhalla - Piano Nadine André
Mesozoic Era / Jurassic age 180 -120 Million years ago
The age of big creatures
1851 Verdi / Rigoletto- Caro Nome
1893 Puccini / La Bohemé -Mi chiamo no Mimi
1800 Puccini / Tosca- Vissi D’arte
Romantic Italian Opera
Man and development of tools / 4 Million years ago
Language, written language, weapons, tools, man's answer to the survival of the fittest; This is how we survived even in competition with bigger creatures than ourselves, our problem solving i.e intelligence is the reason for our survival and development of culture.
The Golden age of Opera / the golden age of man and tools
Igor Stravinsky / The Rake’s progress
No word from Tom
1920 - 2009
Now and the future
Brain development, moral development, spiritual development
The individual’s power to change the world
New dawn, new ideas
Cross curricular method; Music in Use - With Helga M.Thu education specialist, exploring the theme: SOUND Workshop at St.Mary’s Junior site, Marble hill 21 Nov. 09 . 2pm-5pm. Booking required (children 7+, parents welcome to join in) Contact on email: email@example.com
Music and Science workshop
Exploring and contributing to the education of children - and grown ups!
The aim for this workshop is to enthuse and educate children and grown ups who are interested to explore creativity and knowledge through music.
We will investigate what SOUND is from both a scientific aspect and from an artistic aspect, when does sound turn into music?
How can we express music? through dance, art words and stories. This approach eventually opens up our understanding of music and art, and we become more open for new approaches.
Education should, in my view, be lifelong, writes AC Grayling. We should be seeking to learn and re- learn, to keep up to date, to challenge our own assumptions, to reflect, and to change our minds when logic and the evidence compel.
Few disagree with this sentiment, but few act on it either: an odd anomaly, given the pressure that rapid and complex change applies to us all in our speeded-up phase of history.
guardian.co.uk / Podcast 06:42pm
Opera Evolution is very proud to have the opportunity to present and use the fantastic design creations of these exceptional designers;
Hats by Philip Treacy. Black jumpsuit and Tosca cloak by Lika, the designer of eco-avant-garde fashion label SANS.
Perspex jewellery and Baroque neck piece and bubble dress by Fernanda Pereira Represented by Beyond the Valley, London.
Knitted neck pieces and blue silk trail by Ingrid M.L Fraser
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When & Where?
Contact for tickets
Richmond Road, Twickenham
For more information about evolution theory, go to:
Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum (London)
For a comprehensive guide to the history of opera, read:
Opera - By Alan Riding & Leslie Dunton-Downer