Beyond Opera: Staging Theatricality


Beyond Opera: Staging Theatricality

A conference hosted by Stony Brook University and Yale University, in association with the Yale Baroque Opera Project

22 - 24 April 2010

Keynote Address: George Steel (General Manager and Artistic Director, New York City Opera)

Speakers will include:

Carolyn Abbate (University of Pennsylvania)

Mauro Calcagno (Stony Brook University)

Alessandra Campana (Tufts University)

Berthold Hoeckner (University of Chicago)

David Levin (University of Chicago)

Christopher Morris (University College Cork)

Clemens Risi (Freie Universität Berlin)

Marc Robinson (Yale University)

Emanuele Senici (La Sapienza, Rome)

Downing Thomas (University of Iowa)

In addition, we will screen extracts of production videos of /La Didone/ (The Wooster Group, dir. Elizabeth LeCompte) and Mozart's /Requiem/ (Komische Oper Berlin, dir. Sebastian Baumgarten), followed by round table discussions.  At Yale, there will also be the fully-staged American premiere of Francesco Sacrati's /La Finta Pazza/.

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