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Verdi 2001 International Convention
Parma, New York and New Haven, January/February 2001

Invitation to the Verdi 2001 International Convention
The National Committee for the Celebrations of the First Centenary of Verdi's death, together with the Istituto Nazionale di Studi Verdiani and the American Institute for Verdi Studies, are jointly organizing an International Conference, the first phase of which will take place in Parma (24-27 January 2001), the second in New York and New Haven (29 January-1 February 2001). The conference will be arranged around a series of round tables, each with a position paper and respondents invited by the Scientific Committee; there will also be free papers, grouped under common themes. The Scientific Committee now invites proposals for free papers, around twenty of which will be selected for presentation at the conference. Proposals should contain the title of the paper, an abstract of not more than 250 words (in Italian or English), and a brief cv. Proposals will be particularly welcome if they address the diffusion and reception of the music of Verdi, or his changing image as a composer - whether during his lifetime or in subsequent periods up to the present day. Those submitting proposals should also indicate the venue where they would prefer to give their talk: either Parma or New York. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to decide where a given proposal will be presented (this in order to gather together papers with related topics). Those eventually invited will be offered return travel from their home town to the venue where they will deliver their paper, together with board and lodging for the duration of the relevant phase of the conference. Proposals, together with the materials and information mentioned above, must arrive (either by post, fax or e-mail) at the following address by 30 April 2000 at the latest: Comitato Nazionale per le Celebrazioni del Iš Centenario della morte di Giuseppe Verdi Comitato Scientifico del Congresso Via F. Cavallotti, 28 - 43100 Parma - ITALIA Tel.: 0039 0521 50 33 76 Fax: 0039 0521 22 34 83 e-mail: WWW: