The landscape of Italian opera changed drastically over the last third of the 19th century. The political upheavals of the first decades of unified Italy had a profound impact on the cultural spheres and production systems of the peninsula. Comic opera played an important role in this process of affirmation. This research project aims to question the transformations of opera repertoire in a heterogeneous Italian society influenced by shifting commercial, political and ideological interests. With its transnational approach, this project aims to transcend established cultural frameworks to understand the opera repertoire of early unified Italy in its social and artistic complexity. It started in September and will last for three years.
Paris 12 en ? February 21, at pm. There is an interesting page containing an inventory of French doctoral dissertations about Southeast Asia — the page is in French, but may be of interest to some scholars reading this […].
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