Monday 11 September

12.00: Registration

12.30 – 1.45 (2 papers)

Eric Clarke, ‘Being there: Performing and Hearing Interiority in Music’

Alistair M. C. Isaac and Luís Duarte d’Almeida, ‘Soaring Moments: Psychological Complexity in 18th-Century Opera’

2.00 – 3.15 (2 papers)

Marco Beghelli, ‘The aria “all’unisono” as a representation of negative interiority’

Adriana De Feo, ‘I rivali generosi by Apostolo Zeno (Venice, 1697)’

3.15: Coffee/tea break

3.30-4.45 (2 papers)

Valentina Anzani, ‘Singer influence on characterisation: the case of Antonio Bernacchi’

Anne Desler, ‘Between Theory and Practice:  Layers of Identity in the Early Eighteenth-Century dramma per musica

5.00 – 6.15 (2 papers)

Michael Spitzer, ‘The Wonder of Rameau’

Olivia Bloechl, ‘Confessing à la française


7.30: Conference dinner (venue tba)


Tuesday 12 September

9.30 – 11.20 (3 papers)

Ellen Lockhart, ‘Aisthesis on the Stage’

Estelle Joubert, ‘Melodramatic Representations of Interiority and Autonomy in Lendardo und Blandine (1779)’

Keith Chapin, ‘Heroic and Sentimental Sublime Selves on Stage: Northern Germany 1730-1780’


11.20: Coffee/tea break

11.40-1.30 (3 papers)

Kordula Knaus, ‘Subjectivity and interiority in early opera buffa’

Matthew Head, ‘Psychology, Now and Then: The Conception and Reception of Mozart’s La finta giardiniera (1775)’

Suzanne Aspden, ‘The attentive audience’


1.30: Lunch

2.30-3.30: response: Stefano Castelvecchi & discussion