After The Magic Flute



After The Magic Flute, UC Berkeley, 5-7 March 2010

We are pleased to announce the preliminary program for the upcoming conference, 'After The Magic Flute,' to take place in the Music Department at the University of California, Berkeley, 5-7 March 2010.

In addition to the panels, we will also offer screenings of rare stage productions and film adaptations of Die Zauberflöte, including Lotte Reiniger's 1935 silhouette-film Papageno and the 2006 South African adaptation, Impempe Yomlingo, winner of the 2008 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival.

The conference is free, but please register in advance by writing to:

Adeline Mueller, conference organizer

Music Department

107 Morrison Hall

University of California

Berkeley CA 94720-1200

Friday 5 March

Session I -- 2:15-5:00pm

On the status of hearing and seeing in modern consciousness: The Magic Flute according to Berger and Kentridge – Francis Maes, Ghent University

Landscape and Time in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte – Estelle Joubert, Dalhousie University

Mozart’s Didactic Nationalism: Così fan tutte  versus Die Zauberflöte – Martin Nedbal, Eastman School of Music

Featured Speaker #1 -- 5:30-6:30

Jane Brown, Germanics and Comparative Literature, University of Washington

Saturday 6 March

Session II - 9:00-11:00am

Recovering the Gerls – David Buch, University of Chicago

Josepha Hofer, the First Queen of the Night – Paul Corneilson, Packard Humanities Institute

Respondent: Neal Zaslaw, Cornell University

Featured Speaker #2 -- 11:30-12:30

Wye J. Allanbrook - Emerita, Musicology - UC Berkeley

Session III - 2:00-5:30pm

Domesticating the Exotic Parrot: Papageno Reception in German Magic Opera – Hayoung Heidi Lee, Stanford University

'Ist mir denn kein Herz gegeben, bin ich nicht von Fleisch und Blut?' The Voice of the Native in late Eighteenth-Century German Opera – Francien Markx, George Mason University

Pamina as a Character Drawn from Eighteenth-Century Erotica – Peter A. Hoyt, University of South Carolina 

In Defense of Mom: Pamina’s Moral and Musical Inheritance – Adeline Mueller, UC Berkeley

Sunday 7 March

Session IV - 9:00-11:30am

New Light and the Man of Might: Revisiting Early Interpretations of Die Zauberflöte – Rachel Cowgill, Liverpool Hope University

The Trials of Authenticity: The Magic Flute in 1909 Paris – William Gibbons, UNC Chapel Hill

No Child’s Play, or A Young Person’s Guide to The Magic Flute – Kristi Brown-Montesano, Colburn Conservatory of Music