Yuval Sharon and Cannupa Hanska Luger on the Future of Opera
From the Quarantine Tapes Podcast with Paul Holdengraber
Hosted by Paul Holdengräber, The Quarantine Tapes chronicle shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing. Each day, Paul calls a guest for a brief discussion about how they are experiencing the global pandemic.
On Episode 98 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber is joined by artists Yuval Sharon and Cannupa Hanska Luger. Yuval and Cannupa recently collaborated on the opera Sweetland. They talk with Paul about the future of opera and of artistic spaces in general, offering their thoughts on colonialism, postmodernism, and how opera will respond to the need for increased diversity. Their conversation also touches on how this time in quarantine has given both Yuval and Cannupa the opportunity to reflect on their relationship with their artistic practice, digging into the role of community in art, and what it means to advocate for change both inside and outside of institutions.
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