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Operatic Geographies, Urban Identities

18-19 September 2014

 

Thursday 18th September

 

1.00-2.00: Registration

 

2.00-3.30: Session 1: Operatic tales in the 18th – early 19th centuries

Susan Rutherford: chair

 

The Operatic Geographies of the Novel in Eighteenth-Century France

Downing A. Thomas (University of Iowa)

 

Tom and Jerry and Don Giovanni; or, Operatic Geography in 1820s London

Jonathan Hicks (King’s College London)

 

Delirious hopes: Napoleonic Milan and the Rise of Modern Italian Operatic

Criticism

Emanuele Senici (Università di Roma La Sapienza)

 

3.30-4.00: Tea

 

4.00-6.00: Session 2: Opera on tour

Flora Willson: chair/respondent

 

French Grand Opera: A Tale of Two Cities

Sarah Hibberd (University of Nottingham)

 

Verdi’s Otello: On the Threshold

Gavin Williams (Jesus College, Cambridge)

 

L’italiana in Calcutta

Benjamin Walton (University of Cambridge)

 

Thomas Quinlan’s “All-Red” Opera Tours, 1912 and 1913

Kerry Murphy (University of Melbourne)

 

Friday 19th September

 

9.00-11.00: Session 3: Opera houses in the 18th– & 19th-century city

Suzanne Aspden: chair

 

Building Presence: Opera House Projects in 18th-Century France

Jérôme Brillaud (University of Manchester)

 

London’s Opera House in the Urban Landscape

Michael Burden (New College, Oxford)

 

Opera, Cosmopolitanism, and the Carnival Entertainment Package in

Eighteenth-Century Turin

Margaret Butler (University of Florida)

 

“E’ quella Venezia?”: Opera as Tour-Guide in Nineteenth-Century Italy

Susan Rutherford (University of Manchester)

 

11.00-11.30: Coffee

 

11.30-12.30: Session 4: Manipulating the masses

Emanuele Senici: chair

 

Gianni Schicchi and Tuscan Revivalism

Arman Schwartz (University of Birmingham)

 

‘Come to the mirror!’ Phantoms of the Opera – Staging the City

Peter Franklin (University of Oxford)

 

12.30-2.00: Lunch

 

2.00-3.00: Session 5: Escaping the urban

Sarah Hibberd: chair

 

Southern French Regionalism and the Importance of the Outdoors

Katharine Ellis (University of Bristol)

 

Pastoral Retreats: Playing at Arcadia in the Eighteenth and Twentieth

Centuries

Suzanne Aspden (University of Oxford)

 

3.00-3.30: Tea

 

3.30-4.30: Session 6: Configuring modernity

Roger Parker: chair/respondent

 

Opera, Exhibition Space and the Public Imagination

Klaus van den Berg (University of Tennessee)

 

High-Rise Opera House: La bohème in Bern

Christopher Morris (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

 

4.30-5.00: concluding remarks and discussion