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Lorenzo Da Ponte and the Birth of Italian Opera in New York

Celebrating the first modern American performance of Lorenzo Da Ponte’s L’ape musicale.
The schedule is below.

Organizers:
Francesco Zimei (Istituto Abruzzese di Storia Musicale, L’Aquila - Teramo)
Giuseppe Gerbino (Department of Music, Columbia University)


Linked event:
Free performances of Lorenzo Da Ponte's “L’Ape Musicale” (The Musical Bee)
by the Teatro Lirico of the city of Cagliari, in the Rotunda of Columbia's Low Memorial Library:
October 15 & 17, at 7:30 pm.
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Symposium Schedule (subject to change):

Opening Remarks:

DAVID FREEDBERG
Director, Italian Academy, Columbia University

GIUSEPPE GERBINO
Department of Music, Columbia University

Morning Session

BARBARA FAEDDA
Columbia University: Lorenzo Da Ponte and the American Cultural Élite

ELAINE SISMAN
Columbia University: TBA

MOLLY NELSON-HABER
Independent scholar: “A Bold and Most Costly Experiment”: Manuel García’s Italian Opera Enterprise in New York (1825-1826)

FRANCESCO ZIMEI
Istituto Abruzzese di Storia Musicale, L’Aquila - Teramo: Reconstructing Da Ponte’s L’ape musicale

Midday Break

Afternoon Session

KAREN AHLQUIST
George Washington University: Languages of Italian Opera in 19th-century New York

FRANCO SCIANNAMEO
Carnegie Mellon University: Phil Trajetta and the First “Italian” Opera in New York: Harlequin’s Triumph in War and Love (December 22, 1809)

LUCIA MARCHI
DePaul University: Another Italian in New York: Pietro Maroncelli

DAVIDE CERIANI
Rowan University: From the Italian Opera House to the Met

Closing Remarks:

CLAUDIO ORAZI
General Manager of the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari: An Invitation to the Opera

Event Date 
Mon, Oct 15, 2018, 9:45 am to 5:00 pm
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