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Visions of Orpheus: Celebrating the Quatercentenary of Opera
London, February 2000


Visions of Orpheus

Celebrating the Quatercentenary of Opera

A Royal Musical Association Study-Day
Saturday 12 February 2000
St David's Room, King's College, London


10.15	Coffee

Chair:	John Whenham (University of Birmingham)

10.45	Agnes Schwarzmaier (Freie Universitšt, Berlin), The Embodiment of
	Singing and the Power of Music: Myth and Representations of
	Orpheus in Antiquity

11.30	Bojan Bujic (University of Oxford), La Dafne between Florence and
	Mantua: Some Thoughts on Rinuccini's Sources, Poetic Diction and
	Dramatic Sense

12.15	John Walter Hill (University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana),
	Towards a Better Theory of Recitative

13.00	Lunch

Chair:	Roger Parker (University of Cambridge)

14.15	Anthony Del Donna (Georgetown University, Washington DC),
	Production Practices in Neapolitan opera seria of the Late Eighteenth
	Century

15.00	Sarah Hibberd (Royal Holloway, University of London), Murder in
	the Cathedral? Stradella in Paris, 1837

15.45	Tanya Sirotina (University of Manchester), Playing at Opera in
	Russia (1900-1932): Paths of Developmeizt

16.30	Tea