Dresdner Musikfestspiele

Lance Ryan sings the tenor solo in Mahler's 8th Sinfonie "Sinfonie der Tausend" with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Omer Meir Wellber at the Dresdner Musikfestspiele. The concert takes place on may 21st, 2016 in the famous Dresden Kreuzkirche.

Oper Dortmund

Lance Ryan sings Tristan in the highly acclaimed new production for Oper Dortmund for the last time on May 29th, 2016.

Oper Köln

Lance Ryan will sing Cavaradossi|Tosca with Cologne Opera, starting on June 26th, 2016.

Dresden, Semperoper

Lance Ryan will sing his first Herod|Salome in a new production with Dresden's Semperoper. Premiere: septembre 24th, 2016

Hess. Staatstheater Wiesbaden

Lance Ryan premieres for the frist time in the title role of Peter Grimes with the Hessische Staatstheater Wiesbaden starting february 10th, 2017.

Oper Dortmund

Lance Ryan will sing the title role of Otello in a new production at the opera in Dortmund. Conductor Gabriel Feltz, staging Jens-Daniel Herzog. Premiere March 26th, 2017.

Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam

Lance Ryan sings the role of Herodes|Salome in a new production at the Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam starting june 9th, 2017. Daniele Gatti will conduct, Ivo van Hove will direct the production.

Staatstheater Wiesbaden

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


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Before I begin to explain my ideas on the importance of the Mental Universe I must make two qualifying statements.

First, to assume that the entire nature of the Universe, or maybe better said "Our Universe", is mental is not to negate the fact that there exists an objective Universe. That is, matter which exists outside human consciousness. I can be sure that our nearest neighbouring galaxy Andromeda long existed before it's known existence. What it undeniable is that matter exists outside consciousness. However, without consciousness matter has the same relative value whether it exists or not. A flower has no meed of the sun for its photosynthetic metabolism if the flower doesn't exist. Therefore, the ability to perceive matter is essential for its existence. As long as there is any type of living animal, vegetable, bacteria, archea or virus that exists within the Universe then we can assure ourselves that the universe exists. One could extrapolate upon this idea and argue that in the realm of the Multiverse there is surely one universe where its physical parameters do not allow for life. That being conceded I would like to re-emphasise that when I talk of The Mental Universe I am refering to our Mental Universe.

Secondly, the Mental Universe isn't just a concept that speaks of minds as we think of our own. The human brain is the most complex mechanism in the Universe and is the seat of what we think of as mind. This does not eliminate other types of life which can contribute to the Mental Universe. The Universe  existed long before humantiy and will most likely continue to exist after our demise. What is becoming more evident with modern science is the fact that our Universe is very likely teeming with numerous forms of life throughout. The latest observations of exo planets have supplied us with the notion that unlimited  possibilities exist for life in our Universe beyond our planet. Thus, to believe that life in its infinite possible manifestations has and will continue to accompany the existence of the Universe is more than most likely. There is the problem of the very birth of our Universe allowing no such conditions for any type of life. To understand that for 500 000 years after the Big Bang the Universe was completely black as it took that amount of time for the photon to exist permits is to rationalise the time scale on which the Universe was formed. Life has not existed since the very beginning of time as nor has light as nor any elements heavier than hydrogen and helium which took hundreds of millions of years to form in nuclear reactions and supernovae of stars. Thus the construction of our Universe is somewhat akin to that of Rome: it was not built in one day.

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