22-23 October 2006
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
This symposium is dedicated to a profound examination of baroque opera’s topicality. Aspects of repertoire, sheet music and recording as well as recent developments in asthetic reception, staging, vocals and instrumental sound are being discussed. Contributors from both scientific and music theatre survey 17th and 18th century’s opera from numerous different angles and focus on its present stagings. Cooperating partner Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, is internationally known for its innovative agenda regarding the baroque repertoire. In cooperation with Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, the Research Institute for Music Theatre, University of Bayreuth, and the Department for Theatre, Film and Media Studies, University of Vienna. A documentation of this symposium was published in July 2010 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris.