62. Moral Contradictions: Helen Abbott
23 October 2019, 11:45 - 12:15
Moral Contradictions: Fables and Tales from Baudelaire and La Fontaine.
Helen Abbott introduces settings of Baudelaire in song – following the recent culmination of the Baudelaire Song Project – and the Aesop-influenced poems of Jean de la Fontaine, ahead of today's lunchtime concert.
SpeakerHelen Abbott is Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham, and specialises in how poetry is set to music. She works with nineteenth-century French texts and is currently running The Baudelaire Song Project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Helen is also a soprano and does regular French language coaching with professional singers.
This event is part of a series:
The 18th Oxford Lieder Festival will explore life, death, and the mysterious areas between and beyond. Sprites and nymphs cause mayhem and mischief, while legends abound from Greco-Roman sagas to the Lorelei and the Erlking. Storytelling with the Crick Crack Club, a ghost tour, a magic show and more all complement the myriad concerts, masterclasses and study events over a packed fortnight....