Monthly Archives: April 2013

(2) // opera vs the commodity form //

In my previous post, I discussed a recent conference for new opera creators, hosted by Sound and Music with the Royal Opera House. I attempted to outline what I perceived as a particular set of assumptions about how new opera … Continue reading

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(1) // The Ideology of Opera Creation //

The Royal Opera House recently hosted two events addressing the present state and future of opera (you can read my post on the first of these – the opera vs elitism debate –┬áHERE). The second event was a half-day conference … Continue reading

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Opera, ‘Elitism’ and Trickle-Down Culture

The Royal Opera House recently hosted two interesting events addressing the present state and future of opera. The first was a debate called ‘Are Opera and Ballet Elitist?’, held on 11th March and featuring a panel including Mark-Anthony Turnage and … Continue reading

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