Time, Realism and Convention in Recent Opera A Symposium Organised by the Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre at the University of Sussex
University of Sussex, 8 June 2011
Programme (For full abstracts of presentations, and biographies of speakers, see web link)
10.00 Coffee and Registration
10.30 Laurel Zeiss: Time, realism and convention in recent opera: introduction to the symposium.
11.00-12.30 First Session
Jonathan Cross: “I remember”: representations of time and temporality in Birtwistle’s The Mask of Orpheus. Pavel Jiracek: Among the Living Dead: Luigi Nono’s azione scenica Al gran sole carico d’amore (1975) and its angels of history
13.30-15.30 2nd session
Pwyll ap Sion: Plot as process in the Postminimalist Operas of Glass, Ashley and Nyman.
Tristian Evans: Post-minimal unfoldings? Temporality and (anti-) -narrativity in film music and opera.
Orlando Gough (Composer)
16.00-17.30 3rd Session
Jelena Novak: Writing to Vermeer: Singing Letters and Opera after Drama.
Paula Gomes Ribeiro: Restaging the cultural memory of the present: operatic dramaturgy in the light of media culture from Nixon to Jackie O.
Symposium Fee: £40 (including lunch and refreshments); £20 students (including lunch and refreshments)
Registration deadline: 31st May 2011.
To register contact Nick Till (symposium organiser): firstname.lastname@example.org