Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 12.00pm

The Guildhall School is a satellite partner in an AHRC funded, OWRI Research programme, led by the University of Manchester:. For the translingual research strand of this programme, Professors Julian Philips (Head of Composition) and Stephen Plaice (Writer-in-Residence) developed a Chaucer-based full-scale opera in Middle English, The Tale of Januarie, which received its premiere production through the Guildhall School’s Opera Department in Spring 2017.

Plaice and Philips are now developing a bilingual school opera project, allowing Opera-in-Education and Modern Language Learning to synergise, offering young people an immersive experience in both Opera-Making and Modern Languages. Stephen Plaice has now completed a first draft of the libretto, Henny Penny, and Julian Philips has begun work on the score.

We are now looking for a Producer to progress the project through its final stages of creative development and into its in-school production phase (2019-20 academic year). The role will involve:

– Facilitating the creative development of the opera Henny Penny.
– Establishing and supporting the opera’s creative team and performers.
– Building a network of external school partners, partly through existing Guildhall School networks.
– Developing external partners from the UK and EU Opera scene.
– Acting as production/stage manager for the opera in its rehearsal, production and performance phases.
– Managing the project’s administrative and budgetary requirements.
– Liaising with the OWRI Research Programme as and when required.

The role holder will be located within the Guildhall School’s dynamic Research department and will be working closely with Composition, senior Music Department and Research staff. The successful applicant will need strong project management experience in a variety of opera and theatre contexts, good experience of community and education work, particularly in Opera, wide fluency with the UK Opera scene and a working knowledge of European Opera companies and Festivals.

The successful applicant will also need to demonstrate highly effective communication and IT skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook) a high level of numeracy, and a commitment to developing new creative work in a variety of education contexts.

See link below for further details.


Published on 6 June 2019

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