DARE Academics in Residence create new material and public events.

Philip Kitchner, John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, became immersed in the creative process for Opera North’s Ring cycle in 2016. He engaged with the creative team, wrote for the programme and lectured at the University of Leeds.  Read his blog here.

Edmund Gordon, writer of the acclaimed biography of Angela Carter and lecturer in Creative Writing at Kings College London, spent time with practitioners and students during Opera North’s 2017 Fairy Tales season.

“The DARE programme strikes me as a hugely valuable initiative, allowing academics to peer outside their discipline, gain first-hand insights into a vibrant artistic community, and present their research to fresh audiences. My time at Opera North will stay with me for a long time.” Dr Edmund Gordon, writer, critic and Lecturer in Creative Writing, Kings College London. 

“It was a privilege to listen to award-winning writer Edmund Gordon talk about his work and the art of creative writing.  As an avid reader and opera-goer it is enriching to gain new insights into story-telling.” June Jolly, Audience member, DARE Inside Opera event with Edmund Gordon.


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