On the eve of Opera North’s new staging of Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers, join Opera North’s Academic in Residence Professor Edward Venn, creatives from the production and guests for a series of conversations about how productions and performances of The Pearl Fishers engage with issues of desire, memory, colonialism and authenticity. What might it mean...
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This exhibition explores 40 years of Opera North’s operatic storytelling, and the ways it has engaged with issues of race, representation and authenticity
When medieval manuscripts were no longer useful they were torn apart. What happened next? Join us as we uncover the pieces of our fragmented heritage.
How do operatic organisations and artists engage with racial and cultural depictions in historical operas? What are the ethical and practical issues shaping such encounters? Early on in Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers (1863), the fishermen Zurga and Nadir encounter one another and resolve to put aside their former differences: “Let us forget the past and...
How do operatic organisations and artists work meaningfully with communities and practitioners from outside of their traditions? What are the implications and challenges of such collaborative encounters?
In this webinar, panellists will explore the conditions of opera’s colonial past, and how new opera might position itself critically against this background.
What happens creatively when different musical traditions are brought together? How might creative artists rethink and reimagine the stories that underpin human experience?
An event that is part of the 2022-23 Sadler Seminar Series “Telling Operatic Stories: Race, ethics, and authenticity”
A workshop aimed at researchers, artists and activists whose work serves to document and record processes of displacement and resistance to displacement.
Mikhail Karikis and Joseph Kohlmaier present their current work and practice through seminar lecture and performance. Extending our Sadler Seminar Series ‘Tunings of the World’.