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TEDxTheHague - Eva-Maria Westbroek - Music is a Language

Eva-Maria Westbroek, Soprano. Charismatic, knowledgeable, and self-ironizing: this is how world-class soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek comes across in conversation. Westbroek is passionate about her work and she is aware of the cathartic qualities of music, fully conscious that every performance can potentially be a lifechanging experience, both for the audience and the singer. Her readings and cultural activities inform her work. That shows on stage in the women that she portrays, which are all solid, multi-dimensional characters. For her, music is also a means of social change: she supports the work of organizations such as Musicians Without Borders and she believes that music is a language that allows to bridge divides created by wars and struggles. Ever since her breathtaking interpretation of Lady Macbeth von Mzensk in Amsterdam, she is celebrated as a star in the Netherlands. She consistently receives rave reviews performing one of her signature roles, Sieglinde from Wagner's Die Walk?re. Videoproduction Edo van Santen / Talk&Do.TV In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
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