UWA and Tertiary Education Partner West Australian Opera present a series of lecture recitals, talks and masterclasses with internationally recognised directors and artists from WAO’s 2018 season, which will delight audiences with a unique insight into the world of opera.
Join us as West Australian Opera’s Artistic Director, Brad Cohen, discusses why Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen is, in his opinion, one of the greatest operas of all. From the early life of the composer, his creative works and inspiration for Vixen, Brad will share his insights, passion and purpose as to why The Cunning Little Vixen is a masterpiece and a must see.
Since being appointed Artistic Director of WAO in 2015, Brad Cohen has conducted Faust, Gianni Schicchi, The Riders, The Pearl Fishers, Tosca and Lucia di Lammermoor for the Company. Prior to 2015 he conducted Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor and The Magic Flute for WAO.
Brad conducted the world premiere of Thomas Adès' Powder her Face, just a year after winning the 1994 Leeds Conductor's Competition. His career spans a wide ranging repertoire at English National Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Australia, Opera North, opera companies including Luzern, Nantes/Angers, Nederlands Reisopera, and at festivals including Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Adelaide, Hong Kong, and Rossini in Wildbad. Most recently, a concert with Melbourne Symphony, Otello with State Opera of SA, Stiffelio at London’s South Bank with Chelsea Opera Group and Flight with Opera Holland Park. Complementing his performing career, Brad is the Founder of London-based Tido Music, a major new platform for the digital enjoyment of notated and recorded music.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear Brad talk about WAO's upcoming performance of The Cunning Little Vixen
Entry is free (refreshments included) - RSVP to [email protected]