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Symposium on the Opera, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo

Tim Carter, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Sat, 1/13 · 1:00 pm6:00 pm · 010 East Pyne

Program in Italian Studies

In conjunction with the performances of Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo,” the Program in Italian Studies will present an afternoon symposium on the opera on, Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 1:00-6:00PM, including a round table featuring the production team, presentations on the opera and its context by the graduate students in Wendy Heller’s graduate seminar Music 515: Origins of Opera.

Tim Carter, the David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and one of the leading experts on the music of Monteverdi, will be the respondent for the graduate student papers and present a keynote lecture on the opera titled “On this happy day…: ‘Speaking’ and ‘Singing’ in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo.” The symposium will be followed by a reception.

Schedule:
1:00-1:45  Roundtable featuring the award-winning production team of L’Orfeo
2:00-4:00 Presentations of the opera and its context by the graduate students in Professor Wendy Heller’s graduate seminar Music 515: Origins of Opera
4:30-6:00 Lecture by Tim Carter, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: On this Happy Day: ‘Speaking’ and ‘Singing’ in Monteverdi’s Orfeo

Co-sponsored by the Department of Music

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