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Oxford Contemporary Opera – Opera in Conversation: Peter Sellars

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Watch the live event here.


MacArthur Fellow Peter Sellars is a distinguished professor in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, where he has taught since 1988. Known for exploring challenging moral issues such as race, war, poverty, and the international refugee crisis through his work, his most notable courses include Art as Moral Action and Art as Social Action. Sellars has gained international renown for his groundbreaking and transformative interpretations of artistic masterpieces and for collaborative projects with an extraordinary range of creative artists across three decades. Sellars is the founding director of the Boethius Institute at UCLA, which invites scholars, activists, and artists to work together on projects of public significance, exploring radical ways to rethink relationships of communities and complex issues, using the arts as the point of entry and the point of transformation.

Recent stage productions include: Only the sound remains by Kaija Saariaho (Paris Opera, Garnier Theater); Lagrime di San Pietro by Orlande de Lassus (Los Angeles Master Chorale); La Clemenza di Tito by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam); Das Paradies und die Peri by Robert Schumann (Los Angeles Philharmonic); Doctor Atomic by John Adams (Santa Fe Opera); and Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner (Opéra National de Paris).

About the series:

Join Oxford Contemporary Opera for a series of virtual talks with composers, directors, conductors, singers and executives in the opera industry. Oxford Contemporary Opera was founded by Zerlina Vulliamy, Sam Padfield and Priya Radhakrishnan in 2018 with the aim of giving students a platform to perform, write, direct and produce opera. We believe that modern opera is limitless and has the potential to explore everything and anything, tackling issues whilst also providing entertainment. We also wanted to introduce the Oxford community to new forms of opera, making opera more accessible and we’re happy to say our audiences always range from opera lovers to opera novices.


March 23
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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