Tag: Opera

The contentious history of the Annals of Dutch Opera

The contentious history of the Annals of Dutch Opera

By Mascha van Nieuwkerk ”Completomania” afflicts opera history.’[1] With this headline De Volkskrant announced the publication of De Annals van de Nederlandse Opera-gezelschappen in 1996, a fifteen-pound heavy book of almost 1300 pages with over five thousand opera productions in the Netherlands in the years […]

Opera sans Frontières after Brexit?

Opera sans Frontières after Brexit?

By Mascha van Nieuwkerk Studying opera as a borderless art form has never been as relevant as it is now that the Brexit referendum of June 2016 is having its first direct effects on daily live in Britain. From early British history until the present […]