Call for Papers - Deadline: 01 October 2022

Conference: The "African Operatic Voice" - Opera and Music Theatre in Africa and the African Diaspora

Opera is a global genre that defines itself through continuous reinvention and transformation in new cultural settings. This conference positions itself in the framework of the latest scholarship on opera studies which shifts its sole focus from Europe to transnational and interdisciplinary research on opera and music theatre.
To investigate these questions in more depth, we outline three pillars of opera studies, namely aesthetics in general, specific social functions of opera and music theatre in societies and institutional structures.

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Transnational Networks of Operetta in Early Unified and Fin de Siècle Italy

14-16 September 2022

Conference Organisers: Guillaume Castella, Anselm Gerhard & Laura Moeckli

An international conference funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften (SAGW)

Find the detailed program for the conference below.

Find the abstracts for the individual presentations below.


Operetta Concert

Framed by the presentations starting on Wednesday and ending on Friday, there is an Operetta Concert taking place on Thursday night. Don't miss!

Thursday, September 15, 18h30 in Room 120, Mittelstrasse 43, Bern