‘Who needs a dramaturg?’ said the artistic director of a major UK opera company at a recent meeting. ‘What is a dramaturg?’ said another.
Glyndebourne, with a bright young music director Robin Ticciati succeeding Vladmir Jurowski in January 2014 decided it needed one, starting now, and flew her in from America.
Glyndebourne appoints a Dramaturg
A leading creative figure in the opera world and previously staff dramaturg at New York City Opera from 1997-201o, she will join the Glyndebourne team on a part-time basis this autumn. She will continue her freelance work with American opera companies, conservatories, and music publications, as well as her faculty position at American Lyric Theater, where she teaches opera dramaturgy for the Composer-Librettist Development Program.
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