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1 Diversity in the arts: why languages need to be part of the conversation Many languages and dialects spoken in British homes rarely make it onto the stage. In this episode of LinguaMania, we explore why linguistic diversity in the arts matters. Rajinder Dudrah, Mojisola Adebayo, Philip Bullock, Ashlee Elizabeth-Lolo 29 May 2020
2 Creative Commons Changing Directions - Journeys in theatre, opera and installation World-renowned British director of theatre and opera, Deborah Warner, delivers her inaugural lecture as the 27th Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre. Deborah Warner 17 Oct 2019
3 Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century A discussion about the book Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century. Part of 'A Book at Lunchtime' series Oliver Taplin, Wes Williams, Olga Taxidou, Sarah Whatley 06 Mar 2019
4 Music and Memory: Jonathan Dove in Conversation with Kate Kennedy Award-winning composer Jonathan Dove talks to Dr Kate Kennedy about the relationship of his music to war and remembrance. Jonathan Dove, Kate Kennedy 21 May 2018
5 Why play Opera at all? Stephen Langridge explains why, in his view, opera is still a relevant and important art form. Stephen Langridge; Michael Burden 14 Nov 2017
6 Creative Commons Transforming The Operatic Voice Looking at the relationships between philosophy and the creative practice of music. Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, Toby Young 23 Jun 2017
7 Making a Contemporary Opera: in conversation with Michael Burden In this episode Katie talks in depth about her experiences of creating new and contemporary opera. Katie Mitchell, Michael Burden 10 May 2017
8 Creative Commons Woman. Alone: Directing Opera Katie Mitchell talks about her time directing Opera. Katie Mitchell, Elaine Kidd, Michael Burden 14 Feb 2017
9 Being a Composer The second in our lecture series for Hilary Term 2015, given in the JCR at Mansfield College by Errollyn Wallen, MBE -- Singer, composer, and musician. Errollyn Wallen 07 Aug 2015
10 Creative Commons Renée Fleming, "In Conversation" Humanitas Visiting Professor in Opera Studies Renée Fleming, in conversation with Edward Seckerson. Renée Fleming, Edward Seckerson 10 Jul 2014
11 Creative Commons In conversation: Music theatre between opera and drama - Contemporary opera, modern staging, bad or good public. Gerard Mortier in conversation with Ashutosh Khandekar, Editor of Opera Now followed by a roundtable discussion with Hugo Shirley, Deputy-Editor of Opera magazine. Gerard Mortier, Ashutosh Khandekar, Hugo Shirley 17 Jun 2013
12 Creative Commons In conversation 'Mozart, our contemporary' Gerard Mortier in discussion with Adeline Mueller, Weston Junior Research Fellow (Music), about Mozart and his influence on Classical music as part of the Humanitas lecture series on Opera Studies. Gerard Mortier, Adeline Mueller 17 Jun 2013
13 Creative Commons The Salzburg Festival - circa 100 years after Hofmannsthal's idea about the festival Gerard Mortier gives a lecture about Opera for the Humanitas lecture series on Opera Studies. Gerard Mortier 17 Jun 2013
14 Creative Commons Richard Wagner: 200 Today Lecturer and conductor Dr Paul Coones delivers a lecture celebrating the 200th birthday of Richard Wagner. The talk is preceded by Siegried's Horn Call played by Sophie Dillon and includes the rarely performed Kinder-Katechismus zu Kosel's Geburtstag. Paul Coones 22 May 2013
15 Joseph Volpe: Opera - past, present and future. Joseph Volpe (Humanitas Visiting Professor in Opera Studies) in conversation with William Conner (former Director of Development for the San Fransisco Opera). Joseph Volpe, William Conner 18 Jun 2012
16 Joseph Volpe: Whither Opera in the 21st Century? Inaugural address by Joseph Volpe, Visiting Professor in Opera Studies. Joseph Volpe 18 Jun 2012