Sir Charles Santley: a Victorian Celebrity


Anna has curated an exhibition based on her research into the life of a Victorian opera singer. Sir Charles Santley: A Victorian Celebrity was held at Liverpool Central Library in spring 2016. Anna has blogged extensively about this on the exhibition website.

The exhibition attracted media coverage, including a major feature in the Liverpool Echo.

Anna is currently in the process of digitising the exhibition, and is also producing a short documentary film about Santley. Keep an eye on the exhibition website for updates!

Opera in the East End


Anna has also curated an exhibition entitled ‘Opera in the East End’. This was shown at Queen Mary (University of London) in March 2017. The exhibition used material from the University archive in order to illustrate the history of operatic performance at The People’s Palace in Mile End.