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Find out more about 'Migrations'

3 February 2023 - 3 February 2023

4:15PM - 5:15PM

W103 - Geography Building

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Composer Will Todd talks about writing the music for Welsh National Opera's huge new work Migrations which premiered last year. Will Todd grew up in Durham and loved theatre music from an early age. Working with WNO on this complex and powerful piece has been challenging, time consuming and incredibly exciting!

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Will Todd (Photo: Rob Blackman)

Originally planned to commemorate the 400th anniversary of sailing of the Mayflower in 2020, Migrations grew and evolved beyond its original idea. Director and co-librettist Sir David Pountney’s vision was to explore six different stories centred on the theme of migration, told in such a way that they interwove and paralleled each other.

This guest lecture will be of interest to Musicologists and Social Scientists alike and is open to all members of the University community with interests in music, composition, contemporary opera, migration and community participation in the arts.  

Dr Katherine Hambridge will lead a short Q and A session.


Entrance free to staff and students