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Cads, bounders and unbecoming women in opera and song: episode one

Our latest exhibition at the UL Music Department, launched this week, explores the darker side of opera and song. We begin our mini-series of exhibition-related posts with a look at some of opera’s less-than-delightful characters. Villains abound – think of … Continue reading

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Dramatic Dining

Continuing in the theme of our previous blog post supporting the ‘Musical Feast’ exhibition in the Anderson Room, I thought for this post I would serve up a few examples of food, drink, and feasting in opera. Feasts and banquets … Continue reading

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How many Rings in the Pendlebury?

Wagner is currently being studied by the second year undergraduates, looking at his magnum opus “Der Ring des Nibelungen”, which marks the beginning and the end of the world. In the Pendlebury library, we have two 2 DVD sets and … Continue reading

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The Phillip John Greenwood collection

We frequently receive donations, and maybe unsurprisingly sometimes we receive offers of CDs. Miraculously, whereas a previous donation had a strong collection focus on jazz (see my post The Julian Andrews Collection) the newly-acquired Phillip John Greenwood Collection comprises almost … Continue reading

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Opera, ballet or even a comedy?

The Pendlebury Library has over 500 DVDs in its collection, supporting the teaching at the Faculty of Music.  All the DVDs are catalogued and may be searched for on the library catalogue.  Borrowable on a one-day loan, just fill in … Continue reading

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Riot at the opera

A new exhibition has just gone up in the Anderson Room display cases celebrating Thomas Arne’s Tricentenary. One of the really fun things about curating an exhibition is learning all kinds of things that you never knew before. For me … Continue reading

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