V&A Weekender – Opera: Passion, Power & Politics

This is a free event.

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A weekend of free performances, pop-up events, talks and screenings in celebration of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s critically acclaimed exhibition Opera: Passion, Power & Politics.

The V&A has joined forces with organisations including Opera North, Welsh National Opera, the Goethe Institute and more.


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David Campbell

In addition to a brilliant music performance, guests will be treated to a unique insight into how these exceptional instruments are developed, from design stage through to manufacture.

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