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Christian Thielemann

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

5pm-6pm 'A Conductor's Point of View: Commonalities and Differences Between Wagner and Strauss' A lecture by Christian Thielemann followed by a drinks reception

Friday 22 January 2016

11am-1pm 'Kapellmeister or Conductor' Christian Thielemann in conversation with Roger Allen

2pm-3.30pm 'Regietheater Revisited' Roundtable discussion chaired by Peter Franklin with participants including Barry Millington

4.00pm-5.30pm 'Performing Opera' Roundtable discussion with Roger Allen (chair), Matthew Reese, Peter Franklin, Barry Millington, Christian Thielemann, and Barbara Eichner

The Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Opera has been made possible by the generous support of The Clore Duffield Foundation.