Sunday, October 17, 2010
Douglas Murray and Rachel DeVore Fogarty Discuss New Opera: "Persuasion"
Austen fans will be glad to know that as part of Belmont University's annual Fall Symposium, two Belmont professors will discuss their collaboration in shaping a new opera from Austen's novel Persuasion. Austen's final novel, Persuasion (1817), depicts a culture clash between two communities: the aristocracy and the new meritocracy of the British Navy. The novel's heroine, Anne Elliot, is caught between these two communities: a world dying and one waiting to be born. On Saturday, October 30, Douglas Murray and Rachel DeVore Fogarty will discuss how they will present these communities in their opera in progress. This program will be held from 3:00-4:00 pm in the Neely Black and White Dining Room (First floor, in the building contiguous to the Belmont Mansion, to the East)
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