This September, OBERTO (Oxford Brookes: Exploring Research Trends in Opera) held its annual day-conference at Oxford Brookes University, with the theme ‘Staging Operatic Anniversaries’. OBERTO, named after Giuseppe Verdi’s first opera, is the opera research unit directed by Alexandra Wilson and Barbara Eichner (Music, School of Arts). Hugo Shirley, Early Career Fellow in Opera Studies,...
Rachel Arnold, a third year Music and History combined honours student, has been asked by the British Library to contribute some blog posts for their new exhibition Propaganda: Power and Persuasion. Rachel’s research for an interdisciplinary dissertation, comparing the use of the radio in 1930s Britain and Nazi Germany, has revealed new data – that in...
MA Music student Benjamin Hulett is celebrating his recent success in the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2013, in which he contributed as a soloist for the recording of Handel’s Alceste. The recording won the top prize in the Opera category. Announced in April, finalists for the awards were narrowed down to 21 recordings in seven...
Oxford Brookes School of Arts programmes have seen significant improvements in the most recent editions of three major university league tables. Fine Art is now ranked 9th out of 83 in the Guardian University Guide, an improvement of 41 places since the 2013 tables. It also currently sits at 11th out of 76 in the...
South Korean pop sensation Psy released his new single ‘Gentleman’ over the weekend. Media reviews have been not that favorable so far, but the YouTube count tells a story of its own with over 80 million views. It has already broken records, with over 50 million views in the first 40 hours. I personally noticed...
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