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Opera Studies

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

The Professorship will take place during Michaelmas Term and is hosted by Professor Michael Burden in association with New College.

The Visiting Professor in Opera Studies 2015-2016 is Christian Thielemann.

Previous Visiting Professors in Opera Studies include:

Renée Fleming: 2013-2014

Gerard Mortier: 2012-2013

Joseph Volpe: 2011-2012

A Conductor's Point of View

Thielemann discusses the art of conducting, the historical context of 19th and 20th century opera, and the commonalities between Wagner and Strauss

Performing Opera

Roundtable discussion as part of Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Opera Studies 2015-2016

The Salzburg Festival

Opera director Gerard Mortier reflects on The Salzburg Festival 100 years after Hofmannstal's idea