VOICES18: SHINE – SCIENCE MEETS OPERA
25 OCTOBER, 5.30PM (THE BYRE THEATRE)
Byre Opera in partnership with SHINE and Voices18: John Eccles and William Congreve,The Judgment of Paris (1701) – the classical Homeric story performed by University students and staff, in partnership with the University of St Andrews School of Physics and Astronomy. A shepherd’s task – to choose the most beautiful of three goddess – is explored using Isaac Newton’s ideas about the imagined relationship between sound and colours, and with the help of modern space photography. A meditation on how ancient, early modern and modern ideas about how humans see heavenly bodies. 17:30pm, Thursday 25th October, Byre Theatre, FREE. (Directed by Jane Pettegree).
Preceded by public talk: The Judgment of Paris: sound, light and heavenly bodies, from Isaac Newton to the Sloan Digital Sky Surveys’ – 24th October, 1430, Younger Hall Rehearsal Room. Anne-Marie Weijmans and Jane Pettegree, discussing this project’s collaboration between music, literature and modern science.