The Institutions of Opera in Paris
from the July Revolution to the Dreyfus Affair

International Symposium



Friday, September 24, 2004
Saturday, September 25, 2004
Sunday, September 26, 2004

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Friday, September 24, 2004

Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, East Campus, Duke University

9.10 a.m.

Coffee and pastries

9.40 a.m.


Professor N. Gregson Davis, Dean of Humanities, Duke University
Professor Scott Lindroth, Chair of the Department of Music, Duke University

Chair: Katharine Ellis
10.00 a.m. M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet (Duke University): Staging Verdi's "Les vêpres siciliennes"
10.40 a.m.

Arnold Jacobshagen (University of Bayreuth): Analyzing "mise-en-scène": Stage Direction Books for the Parisian Operatic Theaters (1830–70)

11.20 a.m.

Coffee Break

11.40 a.m. Diana Hallman (University of Kentucky): Fromental Halévy under Three Opéra Administrations: Composition and Control
12.20 p.m. Marian Smith (University of Oregon): La Sylphide / Les Sylphides

1.00 p.m.

Lunch Break
Chair: M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet
2.30 p.m. Mark Everist (University of Southampton): Offenbach and the Long Eighteenth Century
3.10 p.m. Rebecca Harris-Warrick (Cornell University): Lucia Goes to Paris: A Tale of Three Theaters
3.50 p.m. Tea Break
4.20 p.m.

Janet Johnson (University of Southern California): "Vieni a veder Montecchi e Cappelletti": Bellini's "Roméo et Juliette," grand opéra
5.00 p.m.

Annegret Fauser (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): Venus in Paris: Wagner and his French Public

5.45 p.m. Reception at East Duke Building

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Institute for the Arts and the Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

9.00 a.m.


Professor Darryl Gless, Senior Associate Dean for the Arts and the Humanities, UNC-CH
Professor Tim Carter, David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music, UNC-CH

Chair: Annegret Fauser
9.20 a.m.

Katharine Ellis (Royal Holloway, University of London): What's Wrong with French Opera? The Acid Test of the Théâtre Lyrique
10.00 a.m. Peter Lamothe (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): Questions of Genre: Jules Massenet's "Les Erynnies" at Théâtre National Lyrique
10.40 a.m. Jennifer Hambrick (University of Iowa): Berlioz's Invisible Tableau
11.20 a.m.

Coffee Break

11.40 a.m. Lesley Wright (University of Hawaii): Carvalho and the Opéra Comique (1876–87): L'Art de se hâter lentement
12.20 p.m.

Olivier Bara (Lyon 2): De l'influence de la troupe sur le répertoire de l'Opéra Comique: Chollet et ses amis sous la Monarchie de Juillet
1.00 p.m.

Lunch Break

Chair: Mark Everist
2.30 p.m.

Herbert Schneider (Universität des Saarlandes): The French Opera Overture and its Dramaturgy (Auber, Halévy, Meyerbeer, etc.)
3.10 p.m. Sarah Hibberd (University of Nottingham): Auber's "Gustave III": Spectacle as Politics?
3.50 p.m. Tea Break
Chair: Lesley Wright
4.20 p.m. Kerry Murphy (University of Melbourne): "Carmen": The 'limpidezza' of Sunny Lands
5.00 p.m. Steven Huebner (McGill University): La Princesse paysanne du Midi

8.00 p.m.


A Soirée at Choufleuri's: Music from French Opera
A Concert by UNC Faculty and Students; Duke Faculty.
Hill Hall 107, UNC-CH

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Institute for the Arts and the Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chair: Steven Huebner

9.20 a.m.

William Weber (California State University, Long Beach): Opera in Concert: Toward Canonic Repertories in Paris & London, 1850-75
10.00 a.m. David Grayson (University of Minnesota): Finding a Stage for French Opera
10.40 a.m. Coffee Break
11.00 a.m.


The Institutions of French Opera: Methodologies, Issues, Contexts
Chair: Lloyd Kramer

Including Daniel H. Foster (Duke Universty and members of the conference.


12.30 p.m.


Conference Ends

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