tosc@bologna.2015 – Programme

 

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PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Marco Beghelli (Università di Bologna, I)
Anselm Gerhard (Universität Bern, CH)
Emanuele Senici (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, I)
Benjamin Walton (University of Cambridge, UK)
CONFERENCE COORDINATOR
Marco Beghelli
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ASSISTANT COORDINATORS
Valentina Anzani, Nicola Usula

 

The 1st Transnational Opera Studies Conference (tosc@bologna.2015) will be hosted by the University of Bologna, at the Dipartimento delle Arti (via Barberia 4, Bologna, Italy), from 30 June to 2 July 2015. The Dipartimento delle Arti has generously offered to include the Conference as part of the programme 2015 of the Centro di Promozione Teatrale “La Soffitta” and provide meeting rooms and technical support, with the collaboration of the Archivio del Canto.

The call for papers of tosc@bologna.2015 received 211 proposals from 27 countries: Australia (1), Austria (5), Belgium (2), Brazil (5), Canada (5), China (4), Czech Republic (3), Denmark (1), Finland (2), France (8), Germany (15), Hungary (1), Israel (5), Italy (50), Japan (2), Norway (2), Poland (3), Portugal (4), Russia (3), Slovakia (2), Spain (6), Sweden (6), Switzerland (3), Turkey (1), United Kingdom (19), United States (52), Uruguay (1).

The topics proposed spanned all historical periods, as well as touching on various issues related to opera in its widest sense: 17th century (8%), 18th century (12%), 19th century (32%), 20th century (18%), 21th century (5%), performers & performance (12%), opera & media (6%), other (7%).

Sixty-nine papers have been accepted for the Conference.

Attendance at the Conference is subject to registration and only a limited number of places are available.
Registration (not speakers only): http://archiviodelcanto.dar.unibo.it/registration/

 

PROGRAMME

Monday
29 June 2015
Evening
18:00

Regia Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna
(Palazzo Carrati, via Guerrazzi 13)

Welcome Reception

Chair: LORIS AZZARONI
(R. Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna, I)

SALA ROSSINI

Organ by Carlo Traeri (1673)
MICHELE VANNELLI, organ
(Università di Bologna, I)

ARCHIVIO STORICO

Visit to the musical collections
of the Accademia Filarmonica

SALA MOZART

MARIO ARMELLINI & ROMANO VETTORI
(Université de Rouen, F – Conservatorio di musica “G. Tartini” di Trieste, I)
Mozart’s examination papers
for admission to the Accademia Filarmonica (9 October 1770)

 

WOLFGANG AMADÉ MOZART, Quaerite primum regnum Dei
(antiphon K. 86 / 73v)

PADRE GIOVANNI BATTISTA MARTINI?, Quaerite primum regnum Dei
(antiphon for Mozart’s affiliation to the Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna)

Members of the
CAPPELLA MUSICALE ARCIVESCOVILE
DELLA BASILICA DI SAN PETRONIO IN BOLOGNA
conducted by MICHELE VANNELLI

20.00

Dinner suggestion: pizza (reservation in advance)
at the Pizzeria Regina Margherita
via Santo Stefano 33/A

 

Tuesday
30 June 2015
Morning
  8:30

Dipartimento delle Arti 
(Palazzo Marescotti-Brazzetti, via Barberia 4)

Registration

SALONE MARESCOTTI
  9:30 Opening Address
MARCO BEGHELLI, Coordinator of tosc@bologna.2015
GIUSEPPINA LA FACE, Director of the Dipartimento delle Arti

MARCO BEGHELLI, ANSELM GERHARD, EMANUELE SENICI, BENJAMIN WALTON
Programme committee of tosc@bologna.2015

10:00 Opening Keynote Lecture

AXEL KÖRNER
(University College London, UK)

From transnational history to transnational opera.
Questioning national categories of analysis

11:00 Coffee Break
SALONE MARESCOTTI SALA DEL CAMINO SALA DELLE COLONNE
Vocal Performance

Chair: CORMAC NEWARK
(Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, UK)

Opera and WW2

Chair: ANNEGRET FAUSER
(University of North Carolina, USA)

Crossing Social Boundaries

Chair: BENJAMIN WALTON
(University of Cambridge, UK)

11:30 PAUL CORNEILSON
(The Packard Humanities
Institute, Los Altos, USA)

J.C. Bach’s favorite tenor, Anton Raaff (1714-1797)
DAVIDE CERIANI
(Rowan University, Glassboro, USA)
Toscanini, Mussolini, and the Teatro Reale dell’Opera in Rome during the fascist period
ELEANOR CLOUTIER
(University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Mapping desire: Aesthetic community at the Théâtre Italien during the July Monarchy
12:00 LIVIO MARCALETTI
(Bern Universität, CH) 
German operatic repertoire and performance in nineteenth-century vocal treatises
LAURA TUNBRIDGE
(University of Oxford, UK) 
Nordic nights in New York: Wagner, war, and Hollywood
JOANNE CORMAC
(Oxford Brookes University, UK) 
Opera burlesqued: Victorian popular theatre and society
12:30 JOSHUA NEUMANN
(University of Florida,
Gainesville, USA)

Performance tradition over time: Computer-aided statistical analysis and Puccini’s Turandot at the Met
EMILY RICHMOND POLLOCK
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA) 
Rank and file: Everyday autobiographies of German opera after World War 2
ALEXANDRA WILSON
(Oxford Brookes University, UK)
Opera, cultural categorization, and national identity in 1920s Britain
13:00 Buffet Lunch

 


Tuesday
30 June 2015
Afternoon

Dipartimento delle Arti 
(Palazzo Marescotti-Brazzetti, via Barberia 4)

SALONE MARESCOTTI SALA DEL CAMINO SALA DELLE COLONNE
Stagings

Chair: EMANUELE SENICI
(Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, I)

Opera and Politics

Chair: ANSELM GERHARD
(Universität Bern, CH)

Parodies

Chair: ARNOLD JACOBSHAGEN
(Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Köln, D) 

14:30 CAROLYN ABBATE
(Harvard University, Cambridge, USA)
& ROGER PARKER (King’s College London, UK) 

Technology before
DANIELE CARNINI
(Fondazione “G. Rossini”, Pesaro, I) 
Sed victa Rossini? Guerra e clemenza nell’Italia napoleonica
JOHN ROMEY
(Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA)
Bellérophon in vaudevilles: Appropriation of street culture by the Comédie-Italienne
15:00 CHRISTINE JEANNERET &
NICOLAI ØSTENLUND
(Københauns Universitet, Copenaghen, DK)
«Il faut avoir égard que ce sont des acteurs chantants»: Sarti’s observations on Italian opera in Copenhagen, 1763
AMANDA HSIEH
(University of Toronto, CDN) 
Berg’s Wozzeck: First World War and operatic voices of male hysteria
HEDY LAW
(University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CDN) 
Refashioning difference: The castrato in France and his hero nonsense in Salieri’s Tarare (1787)
    Body and Psyche

Chair: GIOIA FILOCAMO
(Istituto superiore di Studi mu-sicali “G. Briccialdi” di Terni, I)

 15:30 MICAELA BARANELLO
(Swarthmore College,
Philadelphia, USA)
Regietheater
and disenchantment: The case of Rusalka
STEVEN HUEBNER
(McGill University, Montréal, CDN) 
Faith and ideology in Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites
ANKE CHARTON 
(Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg, D) 

«Mi lusinga il dolce affetto»: The operatic voice as a gateway of otherness
16:00 LISA FEURZEIG
(Grand Valley State University, Allendale, USA)
In the spirit of the original: Adaptations that work
MITCHELL MORRIS
(University of California, Los Angeles, USA) 

Ubi Communitas: Sonority, collectivity, and politics in Dialogues des Carmélites
CÉLINE FRIGAU MANNING
(Université Paris 8, F) 
Hygiene of the singer. Bodies, medicine and prophylaxis in nineteenth-century opera

 


Tuesday
30 June 2015
Evening
18:00

Fondazione Istituto Liszt
(via Augusto Righi 30)

 

(reservation in advance: only 45 spectators)

Chair: ROSSANA DALMONTE
Fondazione Istituto Liszt, I

Concert-Lecture
(Steinway Grand Piano from 1860)

EMANUELE FERRARI
(Università di Milano-Bicocca, I)
Reshaping the drama: Liszt, Rigoletto paraphrase

MARIATERESA STORINO
(Istituto superiore di Studi musicali “V. Bellini” di Caltanissetta, I)
The Lisztian (and non-Lisztian) autographs of the Istituto Liszt

20:00 Dinner suggestion: Bolognese Cuisine  (reservation in advance)
at the Ristorante Il Portico
via Augusto Righi, 11

 

Wednesday
1 July 2015
Morning

Dipartimento delle Arti 
(Palazzo Marescotti-Brazzetti, via Barberia 4)

SALONE MARESCOTTI SALA DEL CAMINO SALA DELLE COLONNE
Opera and Cinema

Chair: PAOLO NOTO
(Università di Bologna, I)

Opera and Philosophy

Chair: MAURIZIO GIANI
(Università di Bologna, I)

Divas

Chair: GERARDO GUCCINI
(Università di Bologna, I)

  9:30 CHRISTY THOMAS
(Yale University, New Haven, USA)
When opera met film: Casa Ricordi and the emergence of cinema
MAGNUS TESSING SCHNEIDER
(Stockholm Universitet, S) 
Kierkegaard’s struggle with Don Giovanni: A study  in the tortuous interaction of performance and reception history
JULIA SIRMONS
(Columbia University, New York, USA)
Diva voice, diva prose: Italy’s first Lady Macbeths, from stage to page
10:00 PAULO MUGAYAR KÜHL
(Universidade Estadual de Campinas, BR) 
Visions of opera in the Tropics
FRANCESCO DEL BRAVO
(Freie Universität, Berlin, D) 
The periodical return of the same: Nietzsche, Carmen, and entrainment
MELINA ESSE
(Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, USA) 
A Sapphic Orpheus: Pauline Viardot as composer-performer
10:30 GAIA VARON
(Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, I) 
Voiceless passions: Operatic music in Mario Martone’s Noi credevamo
JOHN SIENICKI
(independent scholar, Grand Rapids, USA) 
Lady Kundry’s secret: Sensation novels and Wagner’s intellectual anxieties in Parsifal
CRISTINA SCUDERI
(Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, A) 
“Se cantassi sovente con quell’impegno febbrile, presto morrei”: Notes from Romilda Pantaleoni’s unpublished correspondence.
11:00 Coffee Break
Opera Crossing Media

Chair: GUGLIELMO PESCATORE
(Università di Bologna, I)

Transnational Opera I

Chair: AXEL KÖRNER
(University College London, UK)

Castratos

Chair: TIM CARTER
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)

11:30 MIA TOOTILL
(Cornell University, Ithaca, USA)
The Devil’s handiwork: Faustian spectacle in Second Empire Paris
ANNA PARKITNA
(State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA) 
Eighteenth-century Warsaw premieres of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail and the rise of German opera
JESSICA PERITZ
(University of Chicago, USA) 
The tale of the castrato and the cantimbanco: Language, narrative, and authenticity in the late Settecento singing voice
12:00 DANIELLE SIMON
(University of California, Berkeley, USA) 
From page to stage: The musical adaptation of comic strips
MATTHIEU CAILLIEZ
(Université Paris-Sorbonne, F) 
Le tournée di compagnie liriche italiane nelle province francesi durante la Monarchia di Luglio (1830-1848)
BRIANNA ELYSE ROBERTSON-KIRKLAND
(University of Glasgow, UK) 
Venanzio Rauzzini (1746-1810): The father of a new style of English singing and a new race of singers
12:30 BIANCA DE MARIO
(Università degli Studi di Milano, I) 
Close-up on pocket opera redefinition of operatic spaces in the digital age
CLAUDIO VELLUTINI
(University of Chicago/Indiana University, Bloomington USA) 
Donizetti and viennese cosmopolitanism
ROBERT CROWE
(Boston University, USA)
Squirming in their seats: The physicalized reaction to the singing voice of the castrato in 1820s London
13:00 Buffet Lunch

 

Wednesday
1 July 2015
Afternoon

Dipartimento delle Arti 
(Palazzo Marescotti-Brazzetti, via Barberia 4)

SALONE MARESCOTTI SALA DEL CAMINO SALA DELLE COLONNE
Metaphor and Topoi in
17th-Century Opera

Chair: PAOLO CECCHI
(Università di Bologna, I)

Reception I:
Shifting Viewpoints

Chair: KORDULA KNAUS
(Universität Bayreuth, D)

Opera Between
Realism and Verism

Chair: FLORA WILSON
(King’s College, Cambridge, UK)

14:30 SEBASTIANO BAZZICHETTO
(University of Toronto, CDN)
Ridolfo Campeggi’s Reno sacrificante: Peaceful allegory of baroque river
ARNOLD JACOBSHAGEN
(Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Köln, D) 
From revolution to reform: Shifting paradigms in nineteenth-century reception of Gluck’s operas
JACOPO DOTI
(Università di Bologna, I) 
Italyanshchina, ma non troppo: The “Russian Cavalleria rusticana”. New dramaturgical perspectives on Rachmaninov’s Aleko
15:00 MARIA ANNE PURCIELLO
(University of Delaware, Newark, USA)
Opera fit for a Pope? Allegory and the manifestation of virtue in Barberini Rome
KUNIO HARA
(University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA)
Nostalgia and the American reception of Puccini’s La fanciulla del West
CHARLOTTE BENTLEY
(University of Cambridge, UK)
Beyond Verismo: Massenet’s La Navarraise, Emma Calvé and the ‘spectacular realities’ of the fin de siècle
Opera and Musical Theater

Chair: MARIO BARONI
(Università di Bologna, I)

15:30 DAVIDE DAOLMI
(Università degli Studi di Milano, I)
Reassessing tragedy through horror experiments in late seventeenth-century Venetian opera
RAYMOND KNAPP
(University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Broadway and idea of opera: The strange cases of Gershwin and Sondheim
TAMSIN ALEXANDER
(Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
Lost in transfer: Tchaikovsky’s Yevgeny Onegin as realist drame lyrique in France, 1895
16:00 EUGENIO REFINI
(Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA)
Enchanting songs: The voice of the sirens in seventeenth-century opera
J. DANIEL JENKINS
(University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA)
«Anything but Broadway Oriented»? Interpreting Junior in Leonard Bernstein’s A Quiet Place
ANNÍBAL CETRANGOLO
(Conservatorio di musica “A. Steffani”, Castelfranco Veneto / Università “Ca’ Foscari”, Venezia, I)
Between two right wings: The arrival of Verismo in Buenos Aires

 

Wednesday
1 July 2015
Evening
19:00

Basilica di San Petronio
(Piazza Maggiore)

Chair: LARS MAGNUS HVASS PUJOL
(Università di Bologna, I)

Concert in the apse

Music by the Maestri di Cappella of San Petronio

 Ouverture d’orgue
Organ by Lorenzo di Giacomo da Prato (1475) in cornu Epistulae
Organ by Baldassarre Malamini (1596) in cornu Evangelii

MAURIZIO CAZZATI (1616-1678)

Salve caput
Mottetto al capo di S. Petronio
for two choirs and continuo
(from Mottetti a otto voci op. LII, Bologna 1669)

 Tace turba nobilis
Mottetto per lo Spirito Santo e per ogni tempo al molto reverendo Padre Maestro Gio. Battista Parisi dell’Ordine dei Servi, tenore celeberrimo in S. Petronio di Bologna
for tenor and continuo
(from Il quinto libro dei mottetti a voce sola op. XXXIX, Bologna 1666)

GIOVANNI PAOLO COLONNA (1637-1695)

 Magnificat
Cantico della Beata Vergine
for two choirs and continuo
(from Psalmi octo vocibus op. XI, Bologna 1694)

Benedicam Dominum
Mottetto per ogni Tempo
for two sopranos and bass
(from Motetti a due e tre voci op. III, Bologna, 1681)

GIACOMO ANTONIO PERTI (1661-1756)

Dixit Dominus
Salmo CIX
for two choirs and continuo
(from a manuscript of the Archivio Musicale della Basilica di San Petronio)

FRANCESCA SANTI & MARIA DALIA ALBERTINI, sopranos
ALBERTO ALLEGREZZA, tenor
GIACOMO CONTRO, bass

CAPPELLA MUSICALE ARCIVESCOVILE
DELLA BASILICA DI S. PETRONIO IN BOLOGNA

ENSEMBLE VOCALE “COLOR TEMPORIS”

MICHELE VANNELLI, Maestro di Cappella
(Università di Bologna, I)

FRANCESCO TASINI, organ in cornu Epistulae
(Conservatorio di musica “G. Frescobaldi” di Ferrara)

SARA DIECI, organ in cornu Evangelii
(Conservatorio di musica “B. Maderna” di Cesena)

20:00 Dinner suggestion: crescentine & salumi
at the Osteria BoccaBuona
via degli Usberti 5

 

  Thursday
2 July 2015
Morning

Dipartimento delle Arti 
(Palazzo Marescotti-Brazzetti, via Barberia 4)

SALONE MARESCOTTI SALA DEL CAMINO SALA DELLE COLONNE
At the Origins of Opera

Chair: LORENZO BIANCONI
(Università di Bologna, I)

Recitatives and Arias

Chair: STEVEN HUEBNER
(McGill University, Montréal, CDN) 

Genre Crossings

Chair: SARAH HIBBERD
(University of Nottingham, UK)

  9:30 TIM CARTER
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
The staging of Peri’s Euridice (1600)
MARK TATLOW
(Stockholms konstnärliga högskola, Stockholm, S)“Touching and dissolving”: Haydn’s Arianna, recitative and the widening of audience access
PETRA DOTLAČILOVÁ
(Stockholm Universitet, S)
The ballet pantomime Didone abbandonata inspired by Metastasio
10:00 ROSEEN GILES
(University of Toronto, CDN) 
Giambattista Marino’s L’Adone: A drama of madrigals
LAURA MOECKLI
(Bern Universität, CH)“Poetic Reflection” and “Fleeting Emotions”: the Dramaturgical Functions of Nineteenth Century Recitative
HELENA SPENCER
(University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA)
Bathing beauties, languid wasps, and Turkish odalisques: The parallel lives of Meyerbeer’s Choeur des baigneuses in Parisian vaudeville
10:30 NICOLA USULA
(Università di Bologna, I) 
The re-discovered score of La finta pazza on the Isola Bella: Study of a witness of the travelling opera’s origins
CORMAC NEWARK(Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, UK)Rovani, opera, Manzoni ANA STEFANOVIC
(University of Arts, Belgrade, SRB / IReMus, Paris, F)
The role of baroque topoi in Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy
11:00 Coffee Break
Reception II: The Audience

Chair: MELINA ESSE
(Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, USA)

Transnational Opera II

Chair: FABRIZIO LOLLINI
(Università di Bologna, I)

Voices Across Media

Chair: ANGELO POMPILIO
(Università di Bologna-Ravenna, I)

11:30 AMALYA LEHMANN
(University of California, Berkeley, USA)
«The house was kept in continual laughter»: Understanding Rossinian humour in London, 1818-1830
MARITA FORNARO BORDOLLI
(Universidad de la República, Montevideo, UY)
Between production and consumption: The opera genre in Uruguay
DITLEV RINDOM
(University of Cambridge, UK)
Celluloid diva: Staging Leoncavallo’s Zazà in the cinematic age
12:00 FRANCESCA VELLA
(University of Cambridge, UK)
«This scene of mingled order and confusion»: 1847 London and Jenny Lind
HARRIET BOYD-BENNETT
(University of Oxford, UK) 
Operatic giallo: On hearing Englishness in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw (1954)
SARAH FUCHS SAMPSON
(Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, USA)
Mechanical reproduction and the modern prima donna: Jeanne Hatto’s 1900 phono-cinéma-théâtre performance
12:30 RAFFAELLA BIANCHI
(Süleyman Şah Üniversitesi, Istanbul, TR) 
& SVEN OLIVER MÜLLER (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, D)
Silent tickets: Emotions, habitus, and bourgeois musical values of the operatic public in nineteenth-century Berlin, Milan, Paris, London, and Vienna
TONG C. BLACKBURN
(Indiana University at Bloomington, USA)
Reframing a Western-style Opera with Chinese Literati Practice: Transcultural Hybridity in Zhou Long’s Madame White Snake (2010)
CARLO CENCIARELLI
(Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
The resilient liveness of operatic deadness
13:00 Buffet Lunch

 

Thursday
2 July 2015
Afternoon
Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica di Bologna
(Palazzo Sanguinetti, Strada Maggiore 34 – Sala Eventi)
14:30

SALA EVENTI

Closing Session

Chair: MARCO BEGHELLI
(Università di Bologna, I)

 

Closing Keynote Lecture

LORENZO BIANCONI
(Università di Bologna, I)
Drammaturgia musicale e Storia dell’opera

15:30 MARCO BEGHELLI, ANSELM GERHARD, EMANUELE SENICI, BENJAMIN WALTON
Programme committee of tosc@bologna.2015

The tosc@bologna.2015 Award: Announcement of the winner

15:45 Conclusion
16:00

BIBLIOTECA – MUSEO

Visit to the Library and the Museum

 

Thursday
2 July 2015
Evening
19:30 Dinner suggestion: stuzzicherie (no reservation)

Mercato di Mezzo
via Pescherie Vecchie, via Orefici, via Caprarie

 

1st Transnational Opera Studies Conference
                    tosc@bologna.2015
                    30 June – 2 July 2015

e-mail: tosc@unibo.it
web site: http://archiviodelcanto.dar.unibo.it/tosc/

 

The Conference is realized in the context of the activities of the Dipartimento delle Arti

Logo DAR bassa risoluzione Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna
Dipartimento delle Arti
Palazzo Marescotti-Brazzetti
via Barberia 4, Bologna
http://www.dar.unibo.it/it

in collaboration with:

Centro dipartimentale “La Soffitta”                                 Archivio del Canto​

 SOFFITTA ritagliato (non ufficiale)  Archivio del Canto ritagliato (non ufficiale)

http://www.dar.unibo.it/it/ricerca/centri/soffitta/2015           http://archiviodelcanto.dar.unibo.it/

 

Thanks to:

 MM marchio 1 Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica
Palazzo Sanguinetti
Strada Maggiore 34, Bologna
http://www.museomusicabologna.it

 

 Accademia Filarmonica Regia Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna
Palazzo Carrati
Via Guerrazzi 13, Bologna
http://www.accademiafilarmonica.it

 

Istituto Liszt Fondazione Istituto Liszt
via Righi 30, Bologna
http://www.fondazioneistitutoliszt.it

 

 Cappella San Petronio Cappella musicale arcivescovile
della Basilica di S. Petronio
Piazza Maggiore, Bologna
http://www.cappella-san-petronio.it/