The School of Modern Languages, in collaboration with The Byre Theatre, offers an exciting programme of events drawn from literature, film and cultures across world. Showcasing some of the cutting-edge research currently being carried out by the School of Modern Languages, we bring together artists, filmmakers, writers and academics in celebration and contemplation of exactly what it is that brings us together – languages! All events are open to university staff and students and the general public.
Creating a Dementia-Friendly Opera
In 2016, Scottish Opera pioneered the practice of dementia-friendly opera with a special production of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, featuring a shortened version of the work, specially adapted light and sound, and a narrator to guide the audience through the performance. In June 2018, Byre Opera followed suite by giving the first dementia-friendly performance of an opera in St Andrews in the form of a special performance of Handel’s Xerxes. This Byre World event will reflect on the process of creating dementia-friendly opera, and will consider how best to promote dementia-friendly arts in the future. Followed by Q&A.