A message from Founding Principal of Associated Studios Leontine Hass: I watched a TED Talk last night by Ken Robinson titled: Do schools kill creativity? A fantastic and funny talk, all about allowing people to be creative in the fullest sense of what that means. It summarises everything I believe about training artists and…

Power of the Audience

The power of the audience By Australian Board Member, Dr Christopher Stewardson Everyone can have a poor performance. We don’t like it, but we usually get away with it. But woe betide if we disrespect our audience or dump on the press. This is something Frank Sinatra found out the hard way when he visited…

Summer Opera in London 330 - Associated Studios

While the Royal Opera and English National Opera take a well deserved break over Summer, Opera in London is well served by Opera Holland Park.  As well as producing world-class opera every year in gorgeous surroundings, this is a company dedicated to working with developing and emerging artists, including numerous Associated Studios Opera Course graduates.  The…

Life as a west end swing

 – by AS Musical Theatre Alumni David O’ Mahoney “Since doing the first Associated Studios course I went from strength to strength – I secured a great new agent who I’ve been with for many years now and who I count as a friend and a rock… and have now wracked up two West End…

We dwell in a creative industry, The Performing Arts. You might have been drawn to it for the love of music and text, emotional and physical expression, the search for truth and real human connection, the thrill of moving an audience, and a myriad other indefinable reasons. However, let us take stock for a minute…

With the new opera season upon us, UK residents have an exciting year ahead of them in opera.  Juan Diego Florez is already thrilling audiences in London in his role-debut as Orphee in Gluck’s ORPHEE ET EURIDICE, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner and featuring the Hofesh Shechter dance company from Israel, the final performance takes…

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