Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca
Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française, Venice
Associazione Amici di Groppoli, Pistoia
Pistoia, 13-15 settembre 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca (<http://www.luigiboccherini.org>), the Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française of Venice (<http://www.bru-zane.com>) and the Association Amici di Groppoli are pleased to invite submissions of proposals for the symposium The Staging of Verdi & Wagner Operas, to be held in Pistoia, from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 September 2013.
Organized in conjunction with the bicenteray of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, this conference aims to deepen the existing understanding of opera staging through examination of the the works of these two composers, focusing on the economical, sociological and technological factors connected with opera production. The conference also welcomes studies on staging, with a particular focus on visual aspects and their relationship with theatrical space: the tradition of establishing each visual element in writing (like the livret de mise en scène in France or the disposizioni sceniche in Italy) reflects the importance that staging had acquired during the nineteenth century in the sphere of musical drama.
The conference is open to a range of paper proposals, but the scientific committee would particularly welcome studies of the following:
Roberto Illiano, Lucca - Etienne Jardin, Paris/Venice - Fulvia Morabito, Lucca - Michela Niccolai, Paris - Luca Sala, Poitiers - Massimiliano Sala, Lucca
Jürgen Maehder (Freie Universität Berlin)
Michela Niccolai (Paris)
The official languages of the conference will be English, French, German, and Italian. Papers selected for presentation at the conference will be published in a miscellaneous volume.
Papers are limited to twenty minutes in length, allowing time for questions and discussion.
Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words and one page of biography. All proposals should be emailed to: <email@example.com> by no later than ***Sunday 14 April 2013***. With your proposal please include your name, contact details (postal address, e-mail and telephone number) and (if applicable) your affiliation.
For any additional information, please contact:
Dr. Roberto Illiano
Via Nottolini, 162
San Concordio contr.
I-55100 Lucca (Lu)