Losing Her Voice
presented by Nottingham Lakeside Arts
Composer Elizabeth Kelly
Musical Director Calum Fraser
Artistic Director Martin Berry
Performed by professional soloists and musicians alongside University of Nottingham’s talented student musicians.
Lakeside is thrilled to premiere University of Nottingham Composer Elizabeth Kelly’s first opera. Losing Her Voice brings to life in music and film the story of the early 20th-century American opera diva Geraldine Farrar who became a silent film star and performed Carmen silently in an acclaimed 1915 Cecil B. Demille film. Alongside celebrating Farrar’s achievements, the opera explores ideas surrounding the cult of celebrity and the impact of social media.
The development of Losing Her Voice received funding from OPERA America’s Ppera Grants for Female Composers programme, supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. This project was developed in collaboration with Nottingham Lakeside Arts, the University of Nottingham’s Mixed reality Lab and with support from a ‘Heritage and the Digital’ Research Priority Area Development grant.
2 hours inculding interval