Ethel Smyth: Grasp The Nettle

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Ethel Smyth: Grasp The Nettle supporting Dorchester Arts

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Venue: Dorchester Arts
Address: Dorchester Arts, The Corn Exchange, High East Street DT1 1HF

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Entry Fee: £14

When: Friday 15th February, 2019 - 8:00pm


A new play performed with musical accompaniment by contralto and actress Lucy Stevens, following her triumphant appearance last year as Kathleen Ferrier 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.
“…a magnificent entertainment that I can barely recommend highly enough” Light Music Society magazine

Charity Number: 1015546

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