Christian Thielemann is the Humanitas Visiting Professor in Opera Studies 2015-2016. He is the Principal Conductor of the Staatskapelle. In addition to his current position in Dresden, Thielemann has been Artistic Director of the Salzburg Easter Festival since 2013, where the Staatskapelle is resident orchestra.
Humanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at Oxford and Cambridge intended to bring leading practitioners and scholars to both universities to address major themes in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Created by Lord Weidenfeld, the Programme is managed and funded by the Weidenfeld - Hoffmann Trust with the support of a series of generous benefactors, in collaboration with TORCH.
Events organised by Humanitas include:
Thursday 21 January 2016
Friday 22 January 2016
The Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Opera has been made possible by the generous support of The Clore Duffield Foundation.