Gelegentlich werde ich eingeladen, Vorträge über meine Arbeit zu halten und manchmal entstehen davon auch Videos. Hier ein paar Beispiele (About MAYA, Artist Talk @ University of Glasgow, Opera as political expression, the chant as utopia: Happy Happy!):



This talk about MAYA was held on 15th December 2017 during the 19th Interactive Storytelling Meetup at Lava Lab Amsterdam, organized by Klasien van de Zandschulp. Luciano Pinna and Klasien created the App for #mayaopera.


Artist Talk @ University of Glasgow

The School of Culture and Creative Arts at Glasgow University, in association with the Goethe Institute and Sonica/Cryptic, invited Mathis Nitschke to talk about his operatic endeavors. The hosts were Michael Bachman (Theatre Studies), Björn Heile (Music) and Ann-Christine Simke (Goethe Institute). It took place September 27th, 2016 at the Gilmorehill Centre for Theatre, Film and Television at University of Glasgow.

In his artist talk, Nitschke reflects on his pre-operatic background as a composer, sound designer and conceptual artist. Closer looks are given on the developments of his operas JETZT, HAPPY HAPPY, VERGEHEN, VIOLA and KATHARINA, including video footage of these works. The talk ended with a Q&A session.

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Opera as political expression, the chant as utopia: Happy Happy!

In this lecture I outline the path from personal societal experiences over scrutinisations of arts and society to my artistic conclusions which led to the creation of the opera HAPPY HAPPY, a plea for opera being practised as political expression.

A lecture by Mathis Nitschke at the 11th and 12th study days of the research group OPEFRA at the invitation of Cécile Auzolle, University of Poitiers at SACD, Paris, June 19th, 2015

Unfortunately only available as script: Opera as political expression, the chant as utopia – HAPPY HAPPY