April Lynn James

April Lynn James. Photo by Eva Mueller

Lecture: April Lynn James presents In Her Own Hand: Operas Composed by Women 1625–1913

Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

Scholar and performer April Lynn James presents the history of opera, from its inception in the seventeenth-century Italian courts to the public opera houses of nineteenth-century Paris, while highlighting the lesser-known work of women composers. Dr. James revives the stories of Francesca Caccini, Louise Bertin, Gabrielle Ferrari, and Electress of Saxony Maria Antonia, whose legacy is honored on the Heritage Floor of The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago.

This program is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Speakers in the Humanities program.