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10 Questions: Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera

It’s safe to say that Lars Boilesen knows how to build things.

After the Denmark native earned his bachelor’s degree in business economics from Aarhus Business School, he immediately jumped into a role with Lego, the toymaker known for its colorful plastic building blocks. 1,287 more words


14 Artists Who Are Transforming The Future Of Opera

14 Artists Who Are Transforming The Future Of Opera.

Yet opera, which translates to “work” in Italian, doesn’t only refer to women in viking helmets singing high notes in a foreign language. 194 more words


Nicholas Lester, Baritone - Tait Memorial Trust Award Winner 2009

Below is a report we received from Nicholas Lester, Baritone. Awarded a Tait Trust scholarship in 2009 he  has gone on to build a remarkable career here in the UK  and now broadening his work to the continent and his native Australia. 1,397 more words

Tait Memorial Trust

Madame X at the Arcola Theatre: vengeance, possession and artistic freedom

Arcola Theatre’s Grimeborn series sees Tim Benjamin’s new opera Madame X take to the stage for a performance wracked with power, money and obsession. Inspired by Jacobean drama with overtones of vengeance, possession and artistic freedom, this is a traditionally-sung piece with a very modern relevance. 233 more words


Gluck and Winckelmann

“Sculpture, music, text: Winckelmann, Herder, and Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride” by Simon Richter (Goethe yearbook VIII pp. 157–71) considers Gluck’s opera in the context of… 178 more words


screencap for midweek

was listening to a loooong playlist while working through the night, and naturally this came past… and got a rewind.. i simply amazed how well it was delivered, not the image dear reader**, but the vocal part, how true it was. 25 more words


Glyndebourne- and the great British summer

The Glyndebourne opera festival, founded in 1934,rightly holds a prominent position within world opera events. Staging any open air events in Britain is of course likely to be rained on, but last weekend it was not so much the threat of rain as the distinctly chilly, autumnal temperatures. 83 more words