Classical Music is delighted to present highlights from Sounding Out: Stage Notes, an afternoon of discussion on the future of opera organised by Sound and Music and held at the Royal Opera House on 16 March.
A panel discussion was chaired by Susanna Eastburn, Sound and Music’s chief executive, with contributions from composer Judith Weir, composer, mezzo-soprano, and founder/artistic director of Size Zero Opera Laura Bowler, Aldeburgh Music chief executive Jonathan Reekie, Northern Ireland Opera director Oliver Mears, and playwright and librettist Martin Crimp.
Contributions below from Judith Weir, Laura Bowler and Jonathan Reekie:
Reflections on the event from participants:
Sounding Out is a rolling series of events organised by Sound and Music ‘providing insights into professional practice across new music and sound’. This event aimed to provide ‘an opportunity for artists and producers at an early stage in their careers to hear directly from leading industry figures from the world of opera’.
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