Opera and the Exotic in Us

Catch the online performances of this year’s Mannheimer Sommer Festival, running this week. On Friday, 17 July 2020, I will be giving the keynote lecture, “Opera and the Exotic in Us”. This will be followed by an online discussion moderated by NTM diversity officer Sophie Kara, the designated director of the musical department at NTM, Thomas Hermann, the team from »White Limozeen« and label noir activist Lara-Sophie Milagro. In this video, they will talk about the intellectual and performance-related aspects of the problem of “exoticism in opera”. I enjoyed the opportunity to continue to reflect on the topic and talk about recent opera and music theatre productions. Come join us!

Update: You can now watch the lecture on the link above. For more information about the program and for the German translation of my lecture, you can go to the festival webpage.