Dreams and Disillusionment: Psychoanalysis and Street Scene

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IOPA and Opera North - University of Leeds

Saturday 25 January 2020 | 10.00am – 1.00pm
Registration opens at 9.30am

Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall.   
School of Music. University of Leeds

Kurt Weill’s 1947 opera Street Scene is the inspiration for this event where we take a closer look at the themes of dreams and disillusionment which preoccupy the opera’s characters over one hot summer’s day and night in a New York boarding house and the street outside. They in part represent the American dream, coming from different countries and backgrounds, of different ages and genders with dreams and ambitions for success and happiness and relief from the pain, the poverty, and frustrations of their lives. These longings and struggles are also at the heart of the human condition with which psychoanalysis concerns itself; investigating how the conflicts between love and hate, and hope and despair, affect our capacity to thrive and develop.

With presentations from a musical and a psychoanalytic perspective, sung excerpts from Opera North’s Street Scene and discussions amongst presenters and the audience, this event should offer an enlivening experience for anyone, well versed in opera and psychoanalysis or new to them both.

This is a Summer School Projects event - a collaboration between Opera North and the Institute of Psychoanalysis supported by the European Psychoanalytical Federation.

Giselle Allen. Soprano. Anna Maurrant in Street Scene for Opera North.

Dr David Bell, Psychoanalyst. One of UK’s leading psychiatric experts in asylum and human rights.

James Holmes, Conductor of Street Scene, Opera North. Member of Board of Trustees of Kurt Weill Foundation.

On receipt of purchase for the event above, you will be given a 25% discount code to book the performance of Opera North's Street Scene at Leeds Grand Theatre

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Discount only available on price bands B, C, D or E. All offers are subject to availability and cannot be used retrospectively. Offer is limited to two tickets per person and only one discount can be used per ticket. Proof of status may be required. Not all offers are available online.


January 25th, 2020 10:00 AM   to   1:00 PM
Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall
School of Music
University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 9JT
United Kingdom

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Phone: 02075635017
Full price £ 30.00
Concession £ 15.00
If selected, only members with the status New, Current or Grace and those that have a website account will be able to register for this event.

Full price £ 30.00
Concession £ 15.00