Christy Thomas, Ph.D. candidate, Yale University, Opera Workshop

May 1, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference room, third floor, Lerner Center

Regulating Operatic Boundaries: Copyright and the Emergence of Cinema

Stefano Lorenzetti (Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia Univ.) presents: "From Musica Reservata to Early Opera: Memoria, Pronunciatio, and the Art of Singing from Memory

April 10, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The rhetorical pronunciatio, subdivided in vox and gestus, was often evoked in musical sources of the Italian Renaissance as a behavioral paradigm that translated sound perception into visual perception. In a context in which musical performance usually involved hearing and sight at the same time, the resources of rhetorical pronunciatio were a necessary support in order to structure the musical event.

Bernard Gendron, Professor Emeritus of Philsophy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

March 31, 2015 - 5:15pm - 7:15pm
102 Music Department, Lerner Center

presents The Making of the Downtown Experimental Music Scene

Elise Bonner, Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University, Opera Workshop: Opera buffa and the Pursuit of Happiness

March 20, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

When Haydn set Carlo Goldoni’s libretto Il mondo della luna for the wedding festivities at Esterháza in 1777, he did not include the enigmatic moral of the original. His finale celebrated happiness, fortune and prosperity. These three concepts echoed revolutionary ideals from North America that were being reported in newspapers across Europe. But happiness was also one of the most prevalent concepts in opera buffa—a testament to the era’s obsession with it.

Micaela Baranello, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Swarthmore College, will present as part of our Opera Workshop

March 6, 2015 - 12:00am - 1:00pm
FRIDAY, Music Building, Conference Room 312

Title: Operetta Canon Formation and the Journey to Prestige

Laurent Pugin (co-director, Répertoire International des Sources Musicales, Switzerland):

February 25, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:15pm
Music Department, Lerner Center, Room 312 (Conference room, third floor) - 201 S 34th St.

Digital Tools for Musicological Research: Issues and Perspectives

Dr. Pugin, an authority in music encoding, optical music recognition, digital editions, and source-related digital projects, will illustrate the most recent developments in these cutting-edge areas. He will also discuss the activities of RISM (the International Inventory of Musical Sources), a multinational, non-profit joint venture devoted to the documentation of musical sources worldwide. 

Italian Madrigals on Tablets: The Marenzio Online Digital Edition (MODE)

February 25, 2015 - 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center of Van Pelt Library, 6th floor - 3420 Walnut St.

Italian Madrigals on Tablets: The Marenzio Online Digital Edition (MODE)

The event is organized by the Music Department, the Center for Italian Studies, and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, and is co-sponsored by the Digital Humanities Forum.

Luca Cottini, Villanova University

January 30, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Friday, Music Building, Conference Room 312: part of the Opera Workshop series

Luca Cottini, Assistant Professor of Italian Studies at Villanova University, will present a chapter from a book-in-progress that explores the social and cultural reception of gramophones and sound recording technologies in Italy during the early 20th century. He will discuss the impact of Caruso’s recordings on the worldwide success of Italian opera, the relationship between opera and the birth of Italian graphic design, and how the new music industry brought opera's golden age to an end.

Amy Villarejo, Cornell University

March 17, 2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm

Leslie Blasius, University of Wisconsin

March 3, 2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
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