01 Jul International conference: “I want more logic than the world can handle, so I prefer to live where it’s lacking”. Operetta – an assessment
July 30-31, 2023, Fondazione Paolo Grassi, Martina Franca, Italy
European Academy of Music Theatre in cooperation with the Festival della Valle d’Itria (https://www.festivaldellavalleditria.it).
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.
Speakers: Micaela Baranello, Lotte de Beer, Jan Henric Bogen, Kevin Clarke, Peter Edelmann, Ladislav Elgr, Stefan Frey, Roland Geyer, Ignacio Jassa Haro, Daniel Hirschel, Alexander Joel, Peter Konwitschny, Josef E. Köpplinger, Theresa Kronthaler, Marco Ladd, Peter Lund, Fabio Luisi, Giorgio Madia, Marc Minkowski, Elena Oliva, Daniel Prohaska, Ildikó Raimondi, Sebastian Schwarz, Emanuele Senici, Michele Spotti, Alessandro Talevi, Susanne Vill.
Programming: Isolde Schmid-Reiter, Sebastian Schwarz