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In this episode, James is joined by several of the artists and creatives who are working on the latest editions to our 2021 Season.Anna Patalong and Sonia Ben Santamaria talk about Canteloube's Chants d'Auvergne, and how OHP is a fitting venue for this song cycle themed around returning to nature. Charne Rochford discusses the birth of Fifth Door E…
 
Jennifer France and Julia Sporsén (The Vixen and The Fox in our upcoming production of The Cunning Little Vixen) join the podcast to talk about their history with Janáček's work, the excitement of performing in front of a live audience again, and the story of how this particular production came about.Tickets for The Cunning Little Vixen are on sale…
 
This episode we're joined by Stephen Barlow, who'll be directing The Cunning Little Vixen during the OHP 2021 Season. He talks about the difference between Vixen and the other Janacek operas staged at OHP over the years, looks back on how he began his career in the arts, and reminisces about his long history with OHP.Tickets for The Cunning Little …
 
In this episode, James is joined by several of the artists and creatives who are working on our 2021 Season. Ross Ramgobin talks about the pressure of playing the title role in The Marriage of Figaro, Lauren Fagan shares her favourite scenes from La traviata, Jennifer France and Stephen Barlow discuss why OHP's production of The Cunning Little Vixe…
 
Leading British tenor David Butt Philip and acclaimed pianist James Baillieu join the podcast to discuss their recorded performance of The House of Life for OHP, which will be released to the public on demand on 13 April 2021. They talk about rehearsing during the pandemic, how much they've missed watching live performances, and what it's like bein…
 
This episode we're joined by four of this year's Opera Holland Park Young Artists, who will be performing in their own production of The Marriage of Figaro this summer. Siân Dicker (Countess Almaviva), Charlotte Bowden (Susanna), Charlotte Badham (Cherubino) and Guy Withers (Basilio/Don Curzio) discuss their roles, the audition process, their train…
 
In this episode, we're joined by mezzo-soprano Alice Coote, who talks about breaking down the perceived barriers between classical music and other genres, the complexities of supporting singers to give their best every performance, her love of rehearsing, and the poetry of song.From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Opera …
 
This episode, we're joined by soprano Lauren Fagan. She talks about taking the leap into opera at 24 and moving halfway across the world, her rapid learning curve first at Guildhall then through the Jette Parker scheme at the Royal Opera House, and her experiences singing the role of Violetta at Opera Holland Park.From the Producer's Office is a se…
 
Professor Lynne Dawson, Head of Vocal Studies and Opera, and soprano and 4th year undergraduate Charlotte Kennedy join the podcast this week to talk about how they and their fellow teachers and students at Royal Northern College of Music have been coping during the pandemic. They discuss online learning and vocal coaching, the challenges of practic…
 
In this episode, James is joined by lawyer and classical music lover Ian Rosenblatt. They discuss Ian's foundational memories of music, including his father listening to La traviata at 5am before work each day; his illustrious law career; and the series of classical music and opera recitals he curated – the Rosenblatt Recitals.From the Producer's O…
 
This week's guest is soprano Nadine Benjamin, who talks about her route from corporate finance into singing and the mentors who've guided her along the way. She also shares some coaching insights, and tells us about her many projects from Everybody Can Opera Company through to her daily series of interviews during lockdown.From the Producer's Offic…
 
Australian heldentenor Stuart Skelton joins the podcast to talk about his early introduction to opera, how he's made important decisions within his career, and how he brings the audience with him through some of the most dramatic stories in opera.From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Opera Holland Park’s Director of Opera…
 
Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, joins the podcast to talk about her rocky early introduction to ballet, her love of ballet classes, the value of touring for young dancers, and the responsibility she feels to help the arts flourish again after the pandemic.From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Op…
 
Four former Opera Holland Park Young Artists join the podcast to talk about their experiences with the programme, and to look forward to their roles in the OHP 2021 Season production of The Marriage of Figaro. This episode features Director Oliver Platt, Conductor George Jackson, and sopranos Elizabeth Karani and Claire Lees as they share insights …
 
In this episode, James is joined by conductor and Music Director of Scottish Opera, Stuart Stratford. Together they reminisce about the many productions they've worked on at Opera Holland Park over the years, and share their experiences of getting performances on during the pandemic.From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with O…
 
Writer Rupert Christiansen joins the podcast this week for a candid and far-ranging conversation with OHP's CEO and Director of Opera James Clutton. Rupert explains his decision to retire from The Telegraph, his approach to opera criticism over the years, and what's next.From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Opera Holland…
 
Today we're joined by Ali Kingsley from Refettorio Felix homeless centre, to talk about our annual collection. Ali tells us about the work of the Refettorio, the impact it has on the community, and the items they're most in need of that people might not think to donate.More information about how to donate urgently needed items to the Opera Holland …
 
Singer Janie Dee and music director Alex Parker from Quick Fantastic join the podcast to reminisce about their performance of A Little Night Music at OHP in the summer. Janie shares acting tips from Sondheim, Alex discusses the secret of orchestrating for a small band, and they both talk about the crossover between Sondheim and opera.From the Produ…
 
Sir Mark Elder joins the podcast for a wide-ranging discussion covering everything from the beginnings of his career organising concerts for undergraduate musicians, through to his time at ENO and Hallé Orchestra. He offers insights into the relationship between conductor and orchestra, shares his philosophy about how orchestras and theatres should…
 
Director Rachael Hewer and conductor Lee Reynolds of Vopera – the Virtual Opera Project – join the show to talk about their upcoming production of Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges. They discuss the challenging process of creating the production, from rehearsals to recording to post-production, which has all been done virtually.From the Producer's…
 
Broadcaster, novelist and opera lover Penny Smith joins the podcast this week. She talks about her early trips to the ballet, her memories of her first trip to the opera, and her appreciation for what performers do. She also tells us why she stopped working as an arts critic, and answers some quick fire opera questions.From the Producer's Office is…
 
In this episode, Isabella Pitman, founder of the National Student Opera Society, joins the podcast to talk about why she founded the society, the joy of sharing love and enthusiasm for opera, and the society's long-term goal of obtaining charity status.From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Opera Holland Park’s Director of…
 
This week's guest is Edward Gardner, Chief Conductor of Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. He offers some advice to young conductors, talks about the education of conducting opera on tour, discusses the shared responsibility between audiences and the arts industry of getting cultural life back on track, and shares the operas he'd most love to conduct.F…
 
In this episode, James is joined by Tenor Ben Johnson for an in depth look at everything from auditions and training to mental health in the singing profession. They also discuss the Southrepps Classical Music Festival, which Ben co-founded in 2010, and how it's responded to this year's pandemic.From the Producer's Office is a series of informal po…
 
In this episode of From the Producer's Office, James is joined by Elin Pritchard, John Andrews and Christopher Luscombe, to talk about new opera company Let Us Make Noise and their upcoming production of Leoncavello's Pagliacci. They discuss the challenges they've faced in mounting the performance, and tell us why Pagliacci is the perfect opera to …
 
Singer, director, and photographer Andy Staples joins the podcast to talk about the One Voice Campaign and its goals – safely and sustainably re-opening the culture sector, and looking at ways to improve the economics of social distancing for venues.From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Opera Holland Park’s Director of Op…
 
In this episode James is joined by Managing Director of London's Barbican Centre, Sir Nicholas Kenyon. Together they discuss planning and producing live cultural events in the midst of the global pandemic and share anecdotes from some of the most challenging, and rewarding, moments of their careers. From the Producer's Office is a series of informa…
 
With the podcast celebrating its first birthday, we welcome the great baritone, Sir Thomas Allen. In a conversation peppered with humorous and insightful anecdotes from across the industry, James and Sir Thomas discuss the singer's illustrious career.From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Opera Holland Park’s Director of O…
 
Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston joins the podcast to talk about her recent work on Bitesize Proms (a series of mini-proms showcasing world class talent), and Notes from Musicians Kitchens (a collection of recipes from musicians, in aid of Help Musicians UK). She also discusses her career, and what it was like growing up as a young singer with a big…
 
In this episode James is joined by Rebecca Meltzer (director, producer and Associate Artistic Director of Waterperry Opera Festival), John Savournin (singer, director, producer and Artistic Director of Charles Court Opera), and Julia Mintzer (Stage Director, Mezzo-Soprano and Director of Production at Hampstead Garden Opera). They discuss their res…
 
In this episode, James Clutton is joined by singers Clare Presland, Robert Murray and Alison Langer. After appearing in concert with Opera Holland Park during our recent outdoor performances, they discuss the feeling of performing for an audience after months in lockdown and how they're adapting to the new normal.From the Producer's Office is a ser…
 
In this episode, Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon Declan Costello joins the podcast to discuss his recent research into the safety issues of music-making during the COVID-19 pandemic. He's been studying how singing and wind and brass playing can be effectively social-distanced, with his work affecting government performance guidance.From the…
 
On this episode of From the Producer's Office, James Clutton is joined by Elaine Mitchener, an experimental vocalist, movement artist, and composer. They discuss Elaine's genre-busting work, facing rejection in the industry, and the work they've been doing during lockdown.From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Opera Hollan…
 
In this episode, James is joined by Zoe Curnow, Executive Director of Cornwall's Minack Theatre, and Adam Nichols, Artistic Director of The Maltings Theatre in St Albans. The three of them discuss the decision-making process that went into cancelling their 2020 seasons during the lockdown, the programming they're using to revive outdoor theatre and…
 
In the latest edition of our podcast, From the Producer’s Office, James Clutton talks to Glyndebourne’s Stephen Langridge about the challenges and excitement of getting back to live performance after lockdown.From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Opera Holland Park's Director of Opera, James Clutton. In conversation with …
 
From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Opera Holland Park's Director of Opera, James Clutton. In conversation with creatives and collaborators across the industry, we explore the process of putting opera on stage, and how the artists approach their craft.In this episode, James is joined by Tim Angel, the chairman of world-…
 
From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Opera Holland Park's Director of Opera, James Clutton. In conversation with creatives and collaborators across the industry, we explore the process of putting opera on stage, and how the artists approach their craft.In this episode, James is joined by British bass, Matthew Rose. Matth…
 
From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Opera Holland Park’s Director of Opera, James Clutton. In conversation with creatives and collaborators across the industry, we explore the process of putting opera on stage, and how the artists involved approach their craft.In this episode, James is joined by composer, Jonathan Dove.…
 
From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Opera Holland Park’s Director of Opera, James Clutton. In conversation with creatives and collaborators across the industry, we explore the process of putting opera on stage, and how the artists involved approach their craft.In this episode, James is joined by Annie Lydford, Managing …
 
The artist and singer talks to Director of Opera James Clutton about life during lockdown, the history of black portraiture and his response to the Getty Museum Challenge.From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Opera Holland Park's Director of Opera, James Clutton. In conversation with creatives and collaborators across the…
 
In this episode, From the Producer's Office teams up with Welsh National Opera's The O Word, as Gareth Jones hosts James Clutton and Aidan Lang (General Director, Welsh National Opera) to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the future of opera.From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Opera Holland Park's Director of…
 
From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Opera Holland Park's Director of Opera, James Clutton. In conversation with creatives and collaborators across the industry, we explore the process of putting opera on stage, and how the artists approach their craft.In this episode, James is joined by Australian theatre and opera dire…
 
In the latest episode of Opera Holland Park's podcast series, From the Producer’s Office, Director of Opera James Clutton talks to the conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren and the director Rodula Gaitanou about Un ballo in maschera. Together they reminisce about the rehearsal process, some of their favourite moments and what to look out for in the forthc…
 
From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Opera Holland Park’s Director of Opera, James Clutton. In conversation with creatives and collaborators across the industry, we explore the process of putting opera on stage, and how the artists involved approach their craft.In our latest episode James joins host of BBC Radio 3 Breakf…
 
In this episode, OHP Director of Opera James Clutton is joined by Playlist for Life Founder Sally Magnusson and Andy Lownde as they discuss the charity's important work supporting people living with dementia through music. With powerful anecdotes and advice for carers, they reflect on the power of music and how Opera Holland Park first starting wor…
 
In this episode, tenor Allan Clayton joins OHP Director of Opera James Clutton for a conversation covering everything from how Allan first got into classical music, the joy of the rehearsal room and British opera as a whole. He reflects on some of his recent roles, including Brett Dean’s Hamlet at Glyndebourne, his work with director Barrie Kosky, …
 
On Saturday 23 May 2020 from 10am, Opera Holland Park will be hosting its first Virtual Open Day with interactive online workshops, music and activities for all the family. With the 2020 Season at the theatre in Holland Park postponed until further notice, this year's annual event will be held online, but with all the same opportunities to have fun…
 
In this episode, OHP Director of Opera James Clutton is joined by soprano Anush Hovhannisyan and conductor Dane Lam who were due to be working together this summer in our postponed 2020 production of Eugene Onegin. They discuss the initial stages of working on a new opera, from studying the score at home to the first days in the rehearsal room, and…
 
Opera Holland Park's Director of Opera James Clutton chats to composer Will Todd, director Martin Duncan, producer Sarah Crabtree and soprano Fflur Wyn on the process behind, and memories of, commissioning the family opera Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. They discuss everything from how the idea initially came about and workshopping the piece in …
 
From the Producer's Office is a series of informal podcasts with Opera Holland Park’s Director of Opera, James Clutton. In conversation with creatives and collaborators across the industry, we explore the process of putting opera on stage, and how the artists involved approach their craft.In this episode, James talks to Chief Executive, Matthew Swa…
 
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