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Opera Holland Park's Director of Opera, James Clutton, in conversation with artists and creatives across the industry.

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Opera Holland Park's Director of Opera, James Clutton, in conversation with artists and creatives across the industry.

    53. In conversation with Isabella Pitman from the National Student Opera Society

    53. In conversation with Isabella Pitman from the National Student Opera Society

    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 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.

    • 28 min
    52. In conversation with conductor Edward Gardner

    52. In conversation with conductor Edward Gardner

    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.

    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.

    • 34 min
    51. In conversation with Tenor Ben Johnson

    51. In conversation with Tenor Ben Johnson

    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 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.

    • 49 min
    50. In conversation with Let Us Make Noise

    50. In conversation with Let Us Make Noise

    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 put on right now.

    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.

    • 28 min
    49. In conversation with Andy Staples and the #OneVoiceCampaign

    49. In conversation with Andy Staples and the #OneVoiceCampaign

    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 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.

    • 30 min
    48. In conversation with Sir Nicholas Kenyon

    48. In conversation with Sir Nicholas Kenyon

    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 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.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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Honest, witty, funny and human insight into the opera world

The opera business is not usually a very opaque one and so this podcast by the personable, brilliant James Clutton is a welcome addition to opera’s online presence.

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