The present volume aims to address several facets of the artistic expression of a live performance, in particular focusing on the technical issues, people and institutions related to it.
Thus dance, musical theatre, mime, puppetry, and other performing arts will be investigated through the lens of their various components, as well as their protagonists — impresarios, companies, designers, conductors and directors.
Sections of the book are devoted to Lighting, Scenography and Costumes Design, Staging, but also on Circus, Puppetry, Dance, Entertainers, and some articles dedicated to single artists (Diaghilev, Massenet, Pacini, Poulenc, Verdi, and Wagner).
The Contributors are (in alphabetical order): Mathias Auclair, Raphaël Bortolotti, Michael Burden, Maria Birbili, Simone Ciolfi, Francèsc Cortes, María Encina Cortizo, Nathalie Coutelet, Petra Dotlacilova, Catrina Flint, Federico Gon, Vesa Kurkela, Jürgen Maehder, Scott Palmer, Bertrand Porot, Manuela Rita, Ramón Sobrino, Valeriya Zharkova.
Roberto Illiano is General Secretary of the Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca) and President of the Italian National Edition of Muzio Clementi’s Complete Works. He is also a member of the scholarly committee of the Italian National Edition of Luigi Boccherini’s Complete Works. A founder of the journal «Ad Parnassum», he has published a variety of writings on 19th- and 20th-century music, in particular on Luigi Dallapiccola and Italian music under Italian fascism.