The Future of Opera and Music Theatre

Time to open up the world of opera for new artists

Guy Coolen, by Eric Fecken
Beth Morrison
Neil Wallace, by Marco de Swart
  • event type:Classical:NEXT 16 conference
  • date:26 May 2016
  • time:10:45 - 11:30 CEST
  • city/area:Rotterdam
  • venue:De Doelen, Conference Room 2 (fourth floor)
  • country:Netherlands
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts

Chaired by N. Wallace (The Netherlands), De Doelen Concert Hall
with G. Coolen (Belgium) Muziektheater Transparant/Operadagen Rotterdam
B. Morrison (US), Beth Morrison Projects and PROTOTYPE Festival
S. J. Fang (Singapore), Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay

Music theatre is one of the most innovative art forms of our time. Lots of small to mid scale projects are the artistically important projects shown in festivals. Lots of visual artists and composers make it their core business. The 80-ies and 90-ies saw a revival of opera, but it was a new reading of the classical form- now artists are much more daring, taking far more risks - Johan Simons and Teodor Currentzis took an exciting step in a new direction with their Rheingold, where Wagner met a soundscape.

In an open discussion we want to pin down what it is that makes music theatre to such exciting ground to work on for new artists. Not to be missed for guests of Operadagen Rotterdam, Music Theatre Now and C:N!