Time, Realism and Convention in Recent Opera

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

12.30-13.30 Lunch

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)

15.30-16.00 Tea

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.

18.00 Close


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): n.till@sussex.ac.uk