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Disrupting ritual with community opera

Disrupting ritual with community opera Bill Bankes-Jones Ronald Samm and Anna Patalong in Pagliacci. Scottish Opera 2018. (Photo James Glossop, courtesy Scottish Opera) The world over, opera audiences dress up to come together and scrutinise one another, in buildings designed to encourage this: to venerate the art and [...]

Jakson and Fábio

O Jakson e o Fábio Jackson, RAP Don Giovanni ‘Freedom’: Prisão de Leiria, Portugal © SAMPOs jovens reclusos de Leiria conhecem bem o logro e a morte, na vida, mas também nos palcos. A tragédia humana é o seu dia-a-dia, e a Ópera é uma palavra que lhes é [...]

Interviews with the consortium

Interviews with the consortium Image taken from YouTube video As the first in a series of interviews with the TRACTION consortium, here is project leader Mikel Zorrilla of Vicomtech answering questions about social inequality and the role of technology in TRACTION in terms of co-creation and in light [...]

A new urgency

A New Urgency OPERA 2018, at Estabelecimento Prisional de Leiria - Jovens (Prision) © SAMP used by permission For thirty years, Jonathan Dove has been composing community operas with and for non-professional performers. His reflective essay on his experience – which is now available as a downloadable PDF – [...]

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