A free Education & Community Enrichment program:
Lecture: Leonore, a New Kind of Heroine
Princeton University Art Museum Docent
Thursday, June 1 at 7:30 pm
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542
Wednesday June 14 at 7 pm
Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
free and open to the public
Meet Beethoven’s Leonore, a new incarnation of an opera’s leading lady – instead of waiting to be rescued by the hero, Leonore takes charge of her own life and her husband’s fate; she rescues him.
As a new version of womanhood, Leonore is not alone: this illustrated talk will introduce her contemporaries in art and literature who are also redesigning their lives.