“I want more logic than the world can handle, so I prefer to live where it’s lacking”. Operetta – an assessment

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30-31 July 2023

Festival della Valle d’Itria, Martina Franca, Fondazione Paolo Grassi



The symposium discusses the current situation of the genre from various different viewpoints, rooted both in theory and in practice, with international renowned speakers. Neither portraits of creators nor individual productions are in the focus of the conference. It comprises topics such as the fundamental question of the contemporary relevance of operetta, the staging between considering the genre a historical phenomenon and new inventive ways, creative attempts at renewal of the genre, the situation of specific training for the singers and challenges for the performers, and concludes in an overview of the international reception.


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