22 Aug 2016

Kiwi soprano premieres feminist opera

From Upbeat, 1:20 pm on 22 August 2016

New Zealand Soprano Joanne Roughton-Arnold premieres a one woman opera in London this week.  Iris Dreaming is based on the life of New Zealand writer and pioneering feminist, Iris Wilkinson, who wrote under the pseudonym Robin Hyde. Her most famous novel The Godwits Fly was published shortly before she took her own life in 1938.

Joanne Roughton-Arnold

Joanne Roughton-Arnold in Pembridge Square where Iris Wilkinson lived Photo: Jo Walsh

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