Hogarth five ways at the Royal College of Music

Hogarth’s art is both irreverent and deadly serious; moralising, and worldly. It was no surprise to me, therefore, that today’s students at the Royal College of Music can find a rich seam of inspiration in his work, producing five short new operas, each one a modern reaction to a different Hogarth image (or series). But the unexpected delight of this evening was the sheer quality of these five short works, musically, visually and dramatically: each distinctly different, but all full of excellence and imagination.

Click here to read my full review on Bachtrack.

Hogarth's 'Satire on False Perspective', 1853

Hogarth’s ‘Satire on False Perspective’, 1853

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