SOAS University of London


Court & Conquest
Ottoman Origins & Design


for Handel's Tamerlano at the Glimmerglass Opera

A unique exhibition featuring sumptuous costumes designed by,
international theatrical designer, Judy Levin

January 24th, 2001 - March 23rd, 2001

Organised by Kent State University Museum, Kent, Ohio and AXA Gallery, New York

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Lecture Series in Association with the Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies

Free Lectures: SOAS Main School Lecture Theatre at 6:30pm

Thursday 25 January
Multiple Orientalisms: Looking at Foreigners
by Dr Walter Denny, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Wednesday 28 February
The Oriental Despot in Eighteenth Century European Literature
by Robert Irwin

Thursday 1 March
Turquerie: Fashion and Fantasy in the Eighteenth Century
by Dr Aileen Ribiero, Courtauld Institute of Art

Thursday 8 March
Handel and "Tamerlano" in London
by Dr Donald Burrows, The Open University, Milton Keynes

Thursday 22 March
Reflections on the Costume Design for "Tamerlano"
by Judy Levin

Special Lecture by the director of Tamerlano, Dr Jonathan Miller

Thursday 8 February at 6:30 pm, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
Telephone CNMES: 020 7898 4490 for ticket information only
Lecture information:


Handel's Tamerlano will be performed by The English Concert in a new Jonathan Miller production to be at the Sadler's Wells on the 27, 28 & 30 June 2001.
Tickets are now on sale at the box office, for information on performances in Germany and Paris call +44 (0)20 7911 0905 or e-mail:


For further information on exhibition details, please contact:

The Brunei Gallery (SOAS):

Tel: 020 7898 4046 - Recorded Information
Tel: 020 7898 4915 - Reception
Fax: 020 7898 4259