Past Events - 2004

Fall 2004

Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professors Lecture Series “Viewing Opera Through a Humanistic Lens”
Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, University of Toronto

“Culture and Sensitivity: An Operoscopic Biopsy” (in conjunction with the Medicine in Society Program)
“The Young History of Age: Creativity and the Human Life Course”
“Death, the Holocaust, and the Human Spirit”
“Orientalist India: Empire and Opera in a Post-Colonial World” (in collaboration with the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Interdisciplinary Colloquium)

Co-sponsors: Office of the Provost, International Programs, Opera Studies Forum, ENCIC, Cardiovascular Division in the Department of Internal Medicine at Carver College of Medicine; CLAS Departments of History, French & Italian, Cinema & Comparative Literature; Aging Studies, Division of Interdisciplinary Programs, School of Music

Spring 2004

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Conference

Keynote speaker: Derek Scott, University of Salford, on music and the Victorian parlor

A special panel titled “Musical Mutations”

“The Legacy of Figaro in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Italy”
Francesco Izzo, New York University

“Malibran, Romeo and a Tale of Suicide: Aria Substitution in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Hilary Poriss, University of Cincinnati

“The ‘Real Thing’? Verdi's Operas in the Victorian Parlor”
Roberta Montemorra Marvin, University of Iowa

“Scott Repatriated? La Dame blanche Crosses the Channel”
Christina Fuhrmann, Ashland University

“Byron and Bishop Burlesqued: Gilbert a Beckett’s Man-Fred
Laura Tunbridge, University of Reading

Spring Lecture Series

“Concepts and Conflicts in Carmen: A Conversation”
Gary Race and Margaret Wenk, University of Iowa

“Verdi's Healthy Falstaff: On Opera, Medicine, and the Culture of Obesity”
Sander Gilman, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Opera, Festivity, and Time”
Martha Feldman, University of Chicago

A talk on woemn and opera in seventeenth-century Italy
Kelly Harness, University of Minnesota