In Conversation: Stravinsky: Mavra // Tchaikovsky: Iolanta


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We're joined opera students Bianca Andrew and Joanna Skillett to discuss our autumn term double-bill of contrasting Russian masterpieces, Stravinsky’s Mavra and Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta. We discuss why these two operas are being performed together, what it's like to prepare for such a contrasting double-bill, the challenges of singing in Russian and the benefits of double-casting. The Mavra/Iolanta double-bill runs in the Silk Street Theatre from 31 October - 7 November. Tickets are available from the Barbican Box Office ( Follow us on Twitter ( and check out our website ( to stay up to date with all the events and news from the Guildhall School. Intro and outro music is Little Lily Swing by Tri-Tachyon, licenced under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 (

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