Sergei Prokofiev and War and Peace

 
 

Sergei Prokofiev and War and Peace

A one-day conference introducing the première of the opera’s original version

 

Venue: Alexander Gibson Opera Studio, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

21st January 2010

 

Conference Programme

9:30 – 10:15: Coffee & Registration                                   

10:15 – 10:30: Welcome by Academy Principal John Wallace

Session 1:

10:30 – 11:00: Simon Morrison (Princeton University) Present-day perceptions of Prokofiev's Soviet works

11:00 – 11:30: Christina K. Guillaumier (RSAMD) Vintage Prokofiev: distinctive features of compositional style

11:30 – 12:00: David Nice War and Peace, the director's choice: recent stagings of the revised version

12:00 – 12:30: Irina Brown (Opera Director) War and Peace - the director's view

12:30 – 13:00: Discussion

Lunch (13:00 – 14:00)

14:00 – 14:30: Recital of excerpts from War and Peace by members of the opera cast

14:30 – 14:45: Coffee

 

Session 2:

14:45 – 15:15: Gabriel Prokofiev Title to be confirmed

15:15 – 15:45: Rita McAllister (RSAMD) Reconstructing the original version of the opera

15:45 – 16:30: Discussion

 

Attendance at the conference is free but registration is necessary. Closing date for registration is 18 January 2010. Please email Christina K. Guillaumier to confirm your place: c.guillaumier@rsamd.ac.uk

(Lunch is free for speakers and conference delegates.)