A question of chemistry? The role of the composer and librettist in the creation of opera

Lectures and events
Publication Date
17/06/2011
Featuring
Andrew Clark
Stuart MacRae
Louise Welsh
Alex Reedijk

Video details

What is the role of a 21st Century opera company? To present tried and tested classics or to nurture homegrown talent and explore the evolution of the art form through the creation of new opera? Scottish Opera had the latter as its goal in bringing together new teams of writers and composers as part of Five:15 Operas Made in Scotland. Composer Stuart MacRae and author Louise Welsh are joined by music journalist Andrew Clark in an examination of the characteristics of a successful opera partnership.

Featuring

Andrew Clark
Critic and Music Journalist
Stuart MacRae
Composer
Louise Welsh
Librettist
Alex Reedijk
Director, Scottish Opera