17 Apr Invitation to Book Presentation
We cordially invite you to the presentation of our new book, “Poetischer Ausdruck der Seele”: Die Kunst, Verdi zu singen, on 29 April 2016, 2 pm. On the podium of Vienna State Opera’s Teesalon, the Director of the State Opera, Dominique Meyer, and the editor of the book, Isolde Schmid-Reiter (University of Vienna) will introduce this latest volume in the series Schriften der Europäischen Musiktheater-Akademie.
Andrew Moravcsik, Professor and Director, European Union Program, Princeton University, will give a talk on Is Spinto and Dramatic Verdi Singing in Decline?:
“This presentation offers preliminary results from the first scholarly study that seeks to measure and explain the current production of such voices and addresses two questions: Does an unprecedented shortage of Verdi singers really exist, or have they always been scarce? If a decline has occurred, what has caused it? The research rests on over 130 confidential interviews in 10 countries, an analysis of trends in recordings over 80 years, and many other types of historical, biographical and sociological evidence.”