Talks

In the 1980s and 90s I did some teaching at Goldsmith’s College, University of London, which gave me good experience in preparing and delivering lectures.  I have since given lectures to various organisations including the University of the Third Age, Sussex Opera and Ballet Society, The Lensbury Music Society, and Music Societies in Lewisham and Eastbourne, and pre-performance talks for Chelsea Opera Group, Glyndebourne Touring Opera and Broomhill Opera.  Many of these are on individual operas, including Figaro, Don Giovanni, Eugene Onegin, Britten’s Owen Wingrave, Verdi’s Sicilian Vespers and Luisa Miller, several Strauss and Janáček operas, Gluck’s Alceste, Cherubini’s Médée, Giordano’s Andrea Chenier, Catalani’s La Wally, Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur and Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress Other topics have included ‘Magic and Mystery:  the music of Martinů’, Richard Strauss’s late works, and an introduction to the music of Steve Reich. 

I have delivered papers on opera subtitling and surtitling (‘The Joy of Opera – The Art and Craft of Subtitling and Surtitling’) at London Metropolitan, Roehampton and Surrey Universities, and academic conferences in London, Berlin and Lodz (Poland).

 

If you think you might be interested in asking me to give a lecture, please contact me at jg.burton@virgin.net .

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