Paula Bortnichak, Ingrid Kapsamer, Hugo Shirley, Tash Siddiqui, Katherine Syer and Simon Williams speakers
Patrick Carnegy and Peter Franklin chairs
The last of three symposia featuring an international roster of Wagner experts examining aspects of the performance of his music under the headings Singing, Conducting and Stage Production. Each symposium will consist of three presentations (six for Stage Production) followed by a round table.
The Challenge of Director’s Opera
(10am - 5pm)
Opera production in the modern age has come to be dominated by ‘director’s opera’ or Regietheater. Does contemporary stagecraft represent a travesty or a triumphant fulfilment of the Gesamtkunstwerk? Will traditional stagings ever return? Or is director’s opera here to stay?