RESEO Coffee Breaks

Online. 15 April 2020 - 31 December 2021

RESEO Coffee Breaks are a series of live Facebook video conversations in which international arts education professionals join us to discuss the issues of the day. Stay updated by following RESEO on Facebook.


Upcoming Coffee Breaks

Stephen Langridge

30 June 2021 at 10:30 CET

Chris Stones will be joined by Stephen Langridge, Artistic Director of the Glyndebourne Festival. Stephen believes strongly in music education and the development of new talents and has led several groundbreaking community projects over his career.


Past Coffee Breaks

Christophe Mangou

26 May 2021

Vanessa Gasztowtt, Head of Education and Programming for Young Audiences at the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France, welcomed the conductor Christophe Mangou to talk about his orchestra education work and the projects he leads with the Ensemble Amalgammes. While classically trained, Christophe Mangou explores all forms of musical expression, from improvisation to jazz, rock and soundpainting. The discussion took place in French – watch the video.

Bill Bankes-Jones, Tête à Tête Opera

5 May 2021 at 10am CET

Rhian Hutchings of Operasonic welcomed Bill Bankes-Jones, Artistic Director of Tête à Tête Opera. Based in the UK, Tête à Tête Opera aims to reach new audiences, support artists’ development, and to extend the boundaries of traditional opera. Bill discussed how Tête à Tête managed to stage their yearly Festival in 2020 and the company’s manifesto for live art in an imaginary world. Watch the video.

Andy Icochea, Superar

31 March

Krysztina Winkel of the Vienna State Opera was joined by Andy Icochea, Music Director of Superar, a non-profit organization that provides high quality music instruction free of charge to 3700 children in seven countries in central and Eastern Europe. Watch the video

Lucile Arnould, enoa

3 March

Frédérique Tessier, RESEO Chair and Head of Education at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, welcomed Lucille Arnould of enoa, the European Network of Opera Academies. They discussed enoa’s new programme, Empowering Opera, and how the network is working to make the opera professions more open and accessible. Watch the video (in French)

François Matarasso

27 January

James Bingham of Irish National Opera was joined by community artist, writer and researcher François Matarasso. François’ work explores community art and participation. As a partner of the EU project Traction, he is currently researching how technology can support opera co-creation and social inclusion. Watch the video or read the recap.

Barbara Minghetti (AsLiCo) and James Bingham (Irish National Opera)

17 June, 2020

Omar Shahryar of Opera Schmopera talked to Barbara Minghetti (AsLiCo) and James Bingham (Irish National Opera) about online work, digital applications and virtual reality opera.

Marie Onofrio (Les Talens Lyriques), Valérie Mazarguil (Théâtre du Capitole) and Vanessa Gasztowtt (Orchestre national d’île de France)

20 May, 2020

What will the post-Covid-19 era look like for French cultural institutions? Omar Shahryar talked to Marie Onofrio (Les Talens Lyriques), Valérie Mazarguil (Théâtre du Capitole) and Vanessa Gasztowtt (Orchestre national d’île de France).

Karen Gillingham and Johnny Langridge, Garsington Opera

14 April, 2020

For our very first Coffee Break, Karen Gillingham and Johnny Langridge, respectively Creative Director of Learning and Participation and Director of Membership and Communications at Garsington Opera, joined Omar Shahryar for a chat with the network members of RESEO to discuss a very topical theme: how to offer education activities online. Read the recap

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