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Music, Body, and Stage: The Iconography of Music Theater and Opera

The City University of New York Graduate Center, 11-14 March 2008

The Research Center for Music Iconography at the City University of New
York Graduate Center


the Répertoire International d'Iconographie Musicale

are announcing a joint confernce


The conference will provide a forum for the discussion of iconographic
sources for opera, dance, and music theater of the East and West, and
proposals for papers on the following topics are invited:

-- Scenographies for opera, music theater, and dance theater
-- Monsters and mythological beings in opera and dance theater
-- Opera orchestra in pictures
-- Portraits of opera composers, singers, dancers, and librettists
-- Religious theater from medieval drama to modern ceremonies
-- Street theater and public spectacles on pictures
-- Music in military parades
-- Iconography of folklore rituals with music
-- Visual sources for theater genres of Asia
-- Music theater on film and video

Abstracts of 200-300 words may be submitted before 1 October 2007 to:

Zdravko Blazekovic /
Research Center for Music Iconography
The City University of New York Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue New York
NY 10016-4309


Antonio Baldassarre /
Centre International du RIdIM
Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art
2, rue Vivienne
F-75002 Paris

Proceedings of the conference will be published in the journal Music in
Art (, and papers are expected
to be original work not previously published.

Prior to the conference will be offered a two-day workshop on cataloguing
of visual sources, with a special attention to iconography of the theater
and opera, moderated by Florence Gétreau. Further information will be
posted at
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