Unpacking Opera North’s various approaches to Verdi’s opera and its depiction of disability.
Canes, wheelchairs, and symbolic blindness for dramatic effect?
“How does opera… an art form rooted in centuries of tradition… embrace the future of storytelling – particularly against the backdrop of a global reckoning with systematic inequalities?”
A panel of Deaf and disabled artists and advocates discuss accessibility in opera, during the pandemic and beyond.
This new opera is breaking ground in terms of accessibility, inclusion and disability representation in the genre.
How is inclusive casting shaping conversations about disability representation on stage and screen?
Beth Hinton-Lever on her stage career, disability activism, and performative diversity in theatre.
A dive into the existing literature on music and disability studies.
Notes from the 2019 Classical Music Industry Conference (CMIC2019) at Middlesex University, London.
A first look at ‘disability mimicry’ and how it enables the simultaneous exhibition and erasure of disability on the operatic stage.
Juxtaposing disabled characters alongside aesthetically normative counterparts in the operatic canon.
ME/CFS advocate, artistic director of Opera Mariposa and award-winning singer Jacqueline Ko shares her experiences.