The Politics of Opera 2008

The French Revolution and its Consequences

 

Paris Opera, Rue Richelieu (view of the stage)

© The Bridgeman Art Library

 

ONE-DAY INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLOQUIUM

Friday, 18 April 2008

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

 

This is the third in a series of one-day interdisciplinary colloquia on "the politics of opera" convened by 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, Tea & Biscuits (Room 3)

10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Morning Session

Chair: Ben Walton (University of Cambridge)

David Charlton (Royal Holloway, University of London): "Vestale Operas: Comparing Symbolic Narratives in 1721 and 1807"

Mark Darlow (University of Cambridge): "The Paris Opéra during the Early French Revolution"

Sarah Hibberd (University of Nottingham): "Le Prophète and Revolution"

 

 

2.00 p.m. Coffee, Tea & Biscuits (Room 3)

2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

Afternoon Session

Chair: Clair Rowden (University of Cardiff)

Katharine Ellis (Royal Holloway, University of London): "Funding Grand Opera in France: Ideologies of the Mid-19th Century"

Axel Körner (UCL): "An Aristocratic Theatre? Bologna's Teatro Comunale during the Transition from the Papal to the Liberal Regime"

Rosamund Bartlett (EHRC, Oxford): "Opera in Russia after the French Revolution: the View from the Imperial Theatres"

 

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

enquiries:

rosamund.bartlett@ehrc.ox.ac.uk

download: programme (pdf) + abstracts & speakers' biographies (pdf)

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