A Conference of the European Academy of Music Theatre in cooperation with the Vienna State Opera and the Mozarthaus Vienna
The conference Between Revolution and Bourgeoisie: Beaumarchais’ Figaro-Trilogy as a Subject for European Opera will take place on 16 October at the Mozarthaus Vienna and 17 October at the Vienna State Opera. The symposium will trace musical adaptations of the trilogy from the 18th century to the present. International practitioners and scholars as well as Figaro interpreters will, amongst other questions, discuss to what extent the revolutionary vigour had to yield to a bourgeois aesthetics on the plays’ transfer to music theatre.
Speakers and panelists include: Daniel Brandenburg (Salzburg), Michele Calella (Wien), David Cranmer (Lissabon), Alessandro Di Profio (Paris), Adrian Eröd (Wien), Albert Gier (Bamberg), Hilde Haider (Wien), Sabine Henze-Döhring (Marburg), Saverio Lamacchia (Udine), Oliver Láng (Wien), Werner Ogris (Wien), Luca Pisaroni (Wien), Mathias Spohr (Zürich), Michael Wittmann (Berlin) as well as Patrice Caurier, Michael Hampe, Moshe Leiser and Marco Arturo Marelli.
The opening statement will be given by Jean-Pierre de Beaumarchais, a descendant of the dramatist.
Two contemporary composers, Academy Award winner John Corigliano (New York) and Thierry Pécou (Rouen) will discuss their respective operas which are both based on Beaumarchais’s La Mère coupable, and which substantiate the continuing interest in Beaumarchais’s trilogy as a subject for opera.
Programme Schedule Beaumarchais’ Figaro-Trilogy as a Subject for European Opera 2013