The International Centre for Studies on Riccardo Zandonai in Rovereto (Trentino, Italy) is currently organising the first international symposium on the early work of Zandonai; the event is scheduled from 8 to 10 September 2011 in Rovereto. In connection with the conference, there will also be a concert with scenes of rarely played operas by Zandonai, set for voices and piano accompaniment.
The researchers involved in the symposium are from European universities (La Sapienza, Rome, Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Alma Mater, Bologna, Free University of Berlin, King’s College, London, universities of Cologne and Nantes) as well as non-European universities (Cornell University of Ithaca, Harvard University, Taiwan National University, Taipei). Among the participants are renowned researches like the musicologists Roger Parker, David Rosen, Pierluigi Petrobelli or the specialist in Italian studies Luca Serianni.
The symposium aims at explicitly examining the undeservedly forgotten early oeuvre of Zandonai in order to show the gradual development which led, through important works like Conchita and Melenis, to the masterpiece of Francesca da Rimini.
Various areas of research will be touched in the course of the event: starting from problems in the research of sources up to the operas’ effects, the study of their librettos, their musical language and their staging.
Giuseppe Maria Iacovelli
Centro Internazionale di Studi “Riccardo Zandonai”
C.so A. Rosmini, 18 – C.P. 230
I-38068 Rovereto (TN)