14 May International conference: “I want more logic than the world can handle, so I prefer to live where it’s lacking”. Operetta – an assessment
It will take place on July 30-31, 2023, as a collaboration between the European Academy of Music Theatre (https://musiktheater-akademie.eu) and the Festival della Valle d’Itria (https://www.festivaldellavalleditria.it), on the occasion of the performance of Carlo Lombardo’s Il paese dei campanelli, which was premiered hundred years ago in Milan. The symposium will discuss 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 will comprise 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 will conclude in an overview of the international reception.