Dresdner Musikfestspiele

Lance Ryan singt den Tenorpart in Mahlers 8. Sinfonie "Sinfonie der Tausend" mit dem Israel Philharmonic Orchestra unter der Leitung von Omer Meir Wellber bei den Dresdner Musikfestspielen. Das Konzert findet am 21. Mai 2016 in der Dresdner Kreuzkirche statt.

Oper Dortmund

Lance Ryan singt den Tristan in der gefeierten Neuproduktion der Oper Dortmund zum letzten Mal am 29. Mai 2016.

Oper Köln

Lance Ryan singt ab 26. Juni 2016, erstmals an der Oper Köln, den Cavaradossi|Tosca.

Dresden, Semperoper

Lance Ryan singt erstmals die Rolle des Herodes|Salome im Rahmen einer Neuproduktion an der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden. Premiere 24. September 2016

Hess. Staatstheater Wiesbaden

Lance Ryan debütiert in der Titelrolle von Peter Grimes am Hessischen Staatstheater Wiesbaden ab 10. Februar 2017.

Oper Dortmund

Lance Ryan singt  Otello in einer Neuproduktion des Theaters Dormtund. Die musikalische Leitung hat Gabriel Feltz, Regie führt Intendant Jens-Daniel Herzog. Premiere am 26. III. 2017

Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam

Lance Ryan singt Herodes|Salome im Rahmen einer Neuproduktion an der Nederlandse Opera Amsterdem ab dem 9. Juni 2017. Die musikalische Leitung hat Daniele Gatti, Regie führt Ivo van Hove.

Staatstheater Wiesbaden

Lance Ryan singt zur Saisoneröffnung 2017 in einer Neuproduktion die Titelrolle in Tannhäuser am Hessischen Staatstheater Wiesbaden.


So why then is the Mental Universe so important and what does it offer the individual who understands its significance?

The element of subjectivity is essential to appreciating the Mental Universe. As each person and living being has its own unique perspective on existence it is the synchronicity of these perspectives which condition our own personal Universe.

Of course, not every living creature has the capacity to choose to what extent, if at all, it can contribute to the condition of the Universe and this argument can even be extended to the human capability of Free Will. After centuries of argument between Determinism and Free Will suffice it to say that the debate is most satisfactorily resolved with the choice of accepting or refuting destiny: I can decide to vote or not to vote, but my choice of candidate has probably been determined by the sum of my living experiences and exposure.



Having briefly side tracked and, hopefully, successfully contented the argument of subjective responsibility the importance of the Mental Universe results in life's greatest value: Happiness. It is the oldest of sayings that money can't buy Happiness and time flies when you're having fun, but it is in the last thirty years or so that its true value has started to become apparent. Happiness is being transformed from an ontological ideal to a qualitative measure of life. We are beginning to realise that those who are most successful at living are not the richest or most powerful but the happiest and that the mistaken longing of riches and power are the sure road to misery. The most effective way to assure one's Happiness is to follow the mantra written centuries ago above the entrance to the temple of Apollo in Delphi: Know thyself.



To know oneself is to have the knowledge of one's subjectivity. To be intimately acquainted with one's own desires, capabilities, weaknesses, awareness and surroundings is to be in touch with the Mental Universe. The greatest and inevitable consequence of this knowledge for humanity is the effect it has on the other. Arguably the greatest asset homo sapiens possess is social psychology. It is this capacity called theory of mind which has allowed humanity, for better or for worse, to dominate the planet. Humans are the animals of this planet that benefit the most from social interaction to the very point that it is fundamental to the goal of a successful life: Happiness.

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