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The Politics of Opera
Oxford, July 2000

University of Oxford European Humanities Research Centre "The Politics Of Opera" One-Day Conference, Monday 3 July 2000 at the Taylor Institution, St Giles' Programme
09.45 Malcolm Bowie, EHRC/All Souls College, Oxford: Welcome and Introduction 10.00-10.30 Bernard Williams, All Souls College, Oxford, "The Politics of Opera" 10.30-11.00 Rosamund Bartlett, EHRC/Birkbeck College, University of London: "Opera at the Sheremetev Serf Theatre (1775-1797)" 11.00-11.30 Break 11.30-12.00 Michael Burden, New College, Oxford: "Purcell's King Arthur in the Eighteenth Century" 12.00-12.30 Cormac Newark, Trinity Hall, Cambridge: "Letters home": Opera and cultural embassy in (and outside) early-nineteenth-century France" 12.30-1.00 Discussion, led by Suzanne Aspden, Robinson College, Cambridge and Karen Henson, Christ Church, Oxford 1.00-2.30 Lunch 2.30-3.00 Leslie Kearney, Indiana University, "Marriage as a Social Contract in Musorgsky's Khovanshchina and Wagner's Die Walküre" 3.00-3.30 Emanuele Senici, Christ Church, Oxford, "Verdi's Falstaff and an Italian fin de siècle". 3.30-4.00 Discussion, led by Anya Suschitzky, Merton College, Oxford 4.00-4.30 Break 4.30-5.00 Patrick Carnegy, Wagner scholar and theatre critic: "De-nazifying Wagner: West versus East German Approaches" 5.00-5.30 Discussion, led by Roger Allen, Wagner scholar 5.30-6.00 General Discussion All are welcome. There is no registration fee, but those who attend should make their own arrangements for lunch and any accommodation needed. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Rosamund Bartlett (