Opera and Cultural Leadership: Oliver Mears, Director of Opera, Royal Opera House: In Conversation (UK)

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  • Steven Hadley
Oliver Mears is The Royal Opera’s Director of Opera. Mears studied English and history at Oxford University and began his career assisting playwright Howard Barker. In 2004 he cofounded London-based opera company Second Movement and directed numerous site-specific productions for the company, including several UK stage premieres. He was Artistic Director of Northern Ireland Opera from the company’s foundation in 2010 until 2017. In 2012 Mears was nominated for the UK TMA Achievement in Opera Award for his leadership of Northern Ireland Opera, and in 2013 was nominated for the International Opera Award for Best Newcomer (Director). He joined The Royal Opera in March 2017.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCultural Leadership in Practice : Beyond Arts Management and Cultural Policy
EditorsSteven Hadley
Number of pages18
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Publication date29.03.2024
ISBN (Print)9781032487724
ISBN (Electronic)9781003851905
Publication statusPublished - 29.03.2024

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