June 22 - 25, 2017

Opera 5

Composer(s): Ethel Smyth

directed by:
Jessica Derventzis

Alexandra Smither
Jeremy Ludwig
Asitha Tennekoon
Eugenia Dermentzis

Opera 5 presents Suffragette – a double bill of operas by Dame Ethel Smyth: Fête Galante and the feminist opera The Boatswain’s Mate. Not many composers can claim that their work directly affected the rights and freedoms of millions of people. Dame Ethel Smyth's contributions as an ardent supporter of the suffragette movement in England and her achievements as a female composer of the early 20th century helped empower and pave the way for many women to demand equal rights and opportunities.

Upcoming Performances

No performances scheduled.