The Victoria and Albert Museum, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, will create a vivid and immersive journey through nearly 400 years of opera. The only exhibition ever to explore opera on a grand scale, it will immerse visitors in key moments of the history of European opera from its roots in Renaissance Italy to its present-day form. More than 300 extraordinary objects, including important international loans, will be shown alongside digital footage of compelling opera performances. Objects on display include Salvador Dali’s costume design for Peter Brook’s 1949 production of Salome; the original score of Verdi’s Nabucco from the Archivio Storico Ricordi in Milan; and one of two surviving scores from the first public opera. Find out more about the ‘Opera: Passion, Power and Politics’ exhibition from the V&A’s website.
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