What happens to disabled characters in opera?
What does Lucia Di Lammermoor reveal about 19th-century attitudes to ‘madness’?
David Salsbery Fry discusses his love of opera, social privilege, and diverse casting.
A commentary and conference report of the ‘Cripping the Muse’ event at the University of Leeds.
Some of the questions and conundrums surrounding disability in performance.
Considering the use of disability simulation in the 2013 production of Lera Auerbach’s ‘The Blind’.
Baritone Weston Hurt reflects on his experiences in the world of opera.
Production posters and photographs reveal the many facets of Verdi’s enigmatic hunchback jester.
A brief look at what is meant by Narrative Prosthesis, and how it applies to opera.
A closer look at the prevalence of disability in opera narratives, with the help of Blake Howe’s database of Musical Representations of Disability.