Opera and the Greek World during the Nineteenth Century

November 17, 2017 - November 19, 2017
Ionian University


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International Conference

Corfu, Greece, 17-19 November 2017

2017 marks for opera in Greece four anniversaries: the centenary since Spiros Samaras passing (1861-1917), the bicentenary since the birth of the composers, Spiridon Xyndas (1817-1896) and Domenikos Padovas (1817-1892), as well as the 150 years since the premiere of the opera O ypopsifios [The Parliamentary Candidate], the first full-scale opera in Greek. Meanwhile, Corfu’s San Giacomo theatre hosted opera performances already since 1733, contributing decisively to the opera’s dissemination within the Greek world during 19th century.

The Hellenic Music Research Lab of the Ionian University’s Music Department and Corfu Philharmonic Society on the occasion of the aforementioned anniversaries organize the international conference entitled Opera and the Greek World during Nineteenth Century, which is going to take place in Corfu, Greece, on 17, 18 and 19 November 2017.

The conference will not be confined solely to the anniversaries, but it will focus on matters regarding the reception, the importance and the formative factors of the operatic activity within the Greek world during the “long nineteenth century”. 

The official languages of the opera are Greek, Italian and English.

Scholars and researchers interested to participate in the conference are asked to submit abstracts (250 words) and short biographical notes (100 words) for papers of no more than 20 minutes. Themed sessions of 60 minutes can also be proposed (Abstract of 450 words and Bios of 100 words).

There are no fees for the participation or the attendance of the conference.

The final date for the proposals’ submission is 31 December 2016.

Abstracts and biographical notes should be sent until the above date to the following email: operaconfcorfu2017 -at- gmail.com

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The conference’s programme will be finalized by 1 March 2017.

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