Amy Stebbins is an American living in Germany. She is a writer and director for theater and opera. She says that there are extensive differences in the way the art industry is being affected by the lockdown in Germany and the United States.
A well-known name in the art scene, she holds a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard University, an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Germanic Studies and Cinema & Media from the University of Chicago.
In this episode you will hear an excerpt from a house-recording of an opera called Mauerschau conducted by Oksana Lyniv. The music is by Hauke Berheide; the singers are Adriana Bastidas-Gamboa, Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Joshua Owen-Mills, Frederic Jost, Leela Subramaniam and Hanna Herfurtner. Another excerpt is from a piece called The Death of Orpheus. The song you will hear was written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse; the new arrangement is by Richard Whaling; the voice is Amy Stebbins.