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Ethel Smyth: Grasp The Nettle

Ethel Smyth: Grasp The Nettle

This new play, performed with musical accompaniment by contralto and actress Lucy Stevens, follows her triumphant appearance last year as Kathleen Ferrier's in Whattalife! Lucy returns to shine a light on the extraordinary life and music of Dame Ethel Smyth: composer, writer and suffragette. She was the living embodiment of the passion with which Victorian women challenged the "male machine” and the first female composer to have her work performed at both Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Neither opera house featured work by a woman composer for more than a century afterwards…

Friday 15 Feb 20198:00pm Book Now