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Sex and Sensationalism in Early Romantic Opera (1800-1830)

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Sex and Sensationalism in Early Romantic Opera (1800-1830)

A one-day symposium contextualising the British premiere production of Spohr's "Pietro von Abano" (1827)

Saturday 7 March 2009

The University of Leeds School of Music presents a symposium on Early Romantic Opera (1800-1830) on Saturday 7 March 2009. The symposium is in association with Dare, a collaborative partnership between the University of Leeds and Opera North, and is part-funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund.

The symposium is being held in conjunction with the British premiere production of Spohr's opera "Pietro von Abano" (1827) which is being staged by the School of Music and the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at Leeds on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 March at 7.30pm. Dr Wolfram Boder, author of "Die Kasseler Opern Louis Spohrs", will give the symposium's keynote presentation, and there will also be papers by Dr John Warrack, Dr Clive McClelland, Professor Julian Rushton, Dr Arne Spohr, Mr Martin Pickard (Head of Music, Opera North), and Professor Clive Brown.

The symposim fee is £30, with student concessions set at £15. The fee includes entry to all paper sessions, lunch, and a ticket to the opera performance on Saturday 7 March.

Please see the symposium website for further information and a delegate booking form: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/music/conferences/spohr09/, or contact Ian Sapiro (i.p.sapiro@leeds.ac.uk) with any questions.


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