Italian Opera in Global and Transnational Perspective | HYBRID
20 June 2022, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
We welcome the editors Axel Körner and Paulo M. Kühl for the launch of their new book. Respondents: Professor Susan Rutherford (Cambridge), and Professor Roger Parker (KCL).
This event is free.
Institute of Advanced Studies / UCL European Institute
IAS Common Ground (OR ONLINE)Wilkins BuildingGower StreetLondonWC1E 6BTUnited Kingdom
This volume of essays discusses the European and global expansion of Italian opera and the significance of this process for debates on opera at home in Italy. Covering different parts of Europe, the Americas, Southeast and East Asia, it investigates the impact of transnational musical exchanges on notions of national identity associated with the production and reception of Italian opera across the world. As a consequence of these exchanges between composers, impresarios, musicians and audiences, ideas of operatic Italianness (italianità) constantly changed and had to be reconfigured, reflecting the radically transformative experience of time and space that throughout the nineteenth century turned opera into a global aesthetic commodity.
(University College London)
Paulo M. Kühl
(University of Campinas, Brazil)
Professor Susan Rutherford
Professor Roger Parker
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