CFP: Opera Studies Day

Submission deadline: July 13, 2018

Conference date(s):
July 14, 2018

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Conference Venue:

New Zealand School ofMusic, Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand

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Opera is a powerful and capricious art-form which fascinates and challenges scholars from a variety of disciplines, inviting a multitude of scholarly responses. This study day at the New Zealand School of Music seeks contributions exploring many aspects of the ‘exotic and irrational entertainment’. Interdisciplinary approaches - especially from the perspective of philosophy and aesthetics - and presentations from postgraduate students are particularly welcome.

Topics may include, but are not restricted to

* Aesthetics, metaphysics of opera
* Reception studies, performance history
* New opera, the composer’s perspective
* Opera studies and musicology, methodological challenges
* Vocal pedagogy, training opera singers
* Production, direction, dramaturgy, mise-en-scène
* Programming and repertory

* Libretti, sources, translation
* Opera and digital media, opera on screen
* Iconography
* Opera-going as a cultural practice
* Literary responses to opera
* Participation and public engagement
* The singing body

Abstracts/proposals (max. 250 words) are invited for
* formal conference presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions)
* lecture demonstrations/lecture recitals (20 minutes + 10minutes for questions)

Please submit abstracts (as Word .doc or .docx files) to Corrina Connor and Sarah Chesney by 30 April 2018 at operastudiesday2018@gmail.com

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission by 14 May.

Registration is free. We regret that we are unable to offer travel subsidies.

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