The Politics of Opera 2009

Centre and Periphery:

Conceptualizing Music, Voice and Nation

 

Nationale Italian Opera

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ONE-DAY INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLOQUIUM

Friday, 9 October 2009

 Room 2, Taylor Institution, St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3NA

 

This is the fourth in a series of one-day interdisciplinary colloquia on "the politics of opera", convened by Dr Suzanne Aspden and Dr Rosamund Bartlett. The series was launched in 2000, under the aegis of the late Malcolm Bowie, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature (1992-2002) and founding Director of the EHRC, and seeks to bring together musicologists, historians and modern linguists to discuss questions pertaining to the patronage, production, performance, reception, and ideology of opera.

 

Programme:

 

 

9.30 a.m. Coffee

 

10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Session One

Chair: Peter Franklin (University of Oxford)

Pamela Karantonis (University of West of England), Dylan Robinson (University of Toronto): "Opera and Indigeneity"

Ben Walton (University of Cambridge): "Singing to the New World: The Invention of Italian Opera in Argentina"

Emanuele Senici (Università di Roma la Sapienza): "Live Opera on Screen: Textualization and Liveness in the Digital Age"

 

12.00 noon Lunch

 

1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Session Two

Chair: Roger Parker (KCL)

Clair Rowden (Cardiff University): "The German Salome versus the French Salomé: The Reception of Strauss’s and Mariotte’s Operas in Paris, 1907-1910"

Maria Birbili (Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris): "Politicizing Opera: the Reception of the French Revolution in Grand Opéra"

Flora Willson (KCL): "Viardot’s Orpheus: Haussmannizing Operatic Space in Second-Empire Paris"

 

3.30 p.m. Tea

 

4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

Session Three

Chair: Axel Körner(UCL)

Matthew M Werley (Richard-Strauss-Institut): "Gluck on the Green Hill:  Richard Strauss’s Iphigenie auf Tauris between historicism and Wagnerism"

Nanette Nielsen (University of Nottingham): "Between Politics and Ethics: Paul Bekker’s Reception of Kurt Weill’s Die Bürgschaft (1932)"

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

enquiries:

rosamund.bartlett@ehrc.ox.ac.uk

download: programme (pdf) + abstracts (pdf)

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