Songs from the Garden
Online lecture recital from Opera Prelude with pianist Natalie Burch
Remembering the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens where sumptuous music and sublime settings unite to offer an immersive sensual experience to audiences.
Throughout history, composers have borrowed from the bounties of nature to understand and illuminate human emotions in their music. Nature and gardens in turn, have provided the perfect location for everything from impromptu performances to the grandeur of the country opera house. When sumptuous music and sublime settings unite, we offer an immersive sensual experience to audiences, with heightened possibilities for dangers and delight.
Join Natalie Burch on a musical stroll through the glorious heyday of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens as she explores the ways in which gardens have inspired composers to new and wonderful musical heights.
Ticket information: Available to watch directly for a donation between £4-£25.
Purchase tickets (takes you to an external website): https://operaprelude.org/lectures/2021/4/2/from-18-may-songs-from-the-garden-exploring-the-dangers-and-delights-of-music-inspired-by-nature-with-natalie-burch-pianist