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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Beginnng to read Matthew D. Lieberman's new book Social: Why our Brains are Wired to Connect I found myself rather shaken by its opening premise: human brains have been shaped by natural selection to occupy themselves with social considerations in their natural state of rest. What Lieberman calls the default setting of the brain uses exactly the same areas of activity as those of social intelligence. His arguments are rather convincing and for some reason it gave me a sense of fear to think that our mental awareness is centred around social connectivity.

Reflecting upon this fear I realized that my social pessimism (bordering on misanthropy) was the basis of my misgivings. I admittedly have a negative outlook towards the social constructs of today, due to the opinion that we don't manifest enough human consideration. Our society seems to be geared towards material gain and artificial human rights. Trying to rationalise my apprehension made me realise that once again science is giving humanity a chance to correct its course. Understanding that millions of years of Evolution has shaped our minds to navigate the delicate and complicated waters of interrelationships should enthuse us to harmonise society. If we want to maintain that all people are of equal standing we have yet to demonstrate it to ourselves. It is asked of us by Evolution.

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