08.07 | Opera for Peace Connections: Perspectives from the podium with John Axelrod

Opera for Peace Connections is a series of in-depth conversations and masterclasses, hosted by internationally acclaimed opera artists and featuring special guests, including industry leaders, managers, fellow musicians, Opera for Peace Partners, Ambassadors, Advisors, Emerging Artists and creative colleagues from other fields.

In the fifth episode - Lidiya Yankovskaya invites fellow Conductors Roderick Cox and John Axelrod to join in conversation over the latest evolution in the state of the performing arts, possibilities for the future, and what we can learn through international collaboration and communication.

Lidiya Yankovskaya - Opera for Peace Ambassador / Music Director of Chicago Opera Theater / Founder and Artistic Director of the Refugee Orchestra Project

John Axelrod - Principal Guest Conductor of the City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra / Artistic and Musical Director of the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla (ROSS) (from 2019/20)

Roderick Cox - Founder of the Roderick Cox Music Initiative (RCMI) / Winner of the 2018 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award