Evenings with an Author: Denise Wendel-Poray, Painting the Stage
October 2 @ 19 h 30 min - 21 h 00 min
Denise Wendel-Poray is a Canadian writer, journalist and curator. She has authored books and essays concerning the relationship between art, theatre and music including her latest book Painting the Stage. She has curated extensive exhibitions at the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum in Germany and the Rupertinum Museum (William Kentridge) and Sammlung Friedrichshof in Austria.
During her presentation at the Library, Denise will take us into the uncharted territory of the intertwining of visual and musical arts. Painting the Stage first examines more than 200 years of opera stage design, unravelling this rich historical tale through more than 250 illustrations, interviews, and accurate reconstructions. The most complete resource book yet on the subject, it will be of great interest to those in the fields of art as well as opera.
Photo credit: Ruediger Glanz