School of Music, University of Leeds
The School of Music is proud to host this event, together with the UK and European première of the first act of Taneyev’s opera Oresteia. We are delighted to have Vladimir Ashkenazy and Steven Isserlis as the patrons of the première.
The rise of nationalism in nineteenth-century Russian opera completely eclipsed the works of composers who did not actively engage in nationalist discourse, or whose operas did not display particular Russian musical style. Such are Sergey Taneyev’s Oresteia, Anton Arensky’s Rafael, as well as a number of works by César Cui, Anton Rubinstein, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, and others. This symposium will address the “other” side of Russian opera as represented by stage works that cannot so readily be subsumed under the theme of national identity.
Please follow the links below for the conference programme, abstracts, booking form, and other relevant documentation. For additional information please email Dr Anastasia Belina
- Leeds University Centre for Opera Studies
- Royal Musical Association
- Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society
- Music and Letters
- CePRA (Centre for Practice-led Research in the Arts)
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