Operetta Research Center
19 June, 2014
The founding Artistic Director of the Ohio Light Opera, James Stuart, has always taken the mission of his company very seriously. So we imagine that “Doc,” as many called the late Mr. Stuart, would be pleased with the OLO’s continued commitment to the art form. And with a special event taking place this summer.
As part of the 2014 festival season, OLO will present a four-day international conference entitled “Taking Light Opera Seriously“. It features “lectures and discussions on the history of operetta and musical comedy, its works, and its future.” Speakers include scholars from all over the world, among them Stefan Frey and Kevin Clarke from Germany, Kurt Gänzl from New Zealand, Richard C. Norton from New York, Michael Miller from the Operetta Archives in Los Angeles, Stephen Ledbetter, the Victor Herbert expert, as well as Michael Berliner.
Talks will be scheduled around the daily shows to provide for full immersion in the festival experience. “The conference is open to all those who are passionate about lyric theater” the press release says: “OLO patrons, show producers, theater administrators, academic professionals, students, vocalists, instrumentalists, and the generally curious.”
For the full OLO programm 2014, click here.