Guest Lecture: Italian Opera from Monteverdi to Verdi

Guest Lecture: Italian Opera from Monteverdi to Verdi
Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 17:00
Add to Calendar
Room 111
Dr. Magnus Tessing Schneider (Stockholm University)

Magnus Tessing Schneider is a docent and researcher in the Department of Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University. He specializes in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century theatre and opera; the operas of Claudio Monteverdi, Francesco Cavalli, C. W. Gluck and W. A. Mozart; the librettos of Giovan Francesco Busenello, Ranieri Calzabigi and Lorenzo Da Ponte; historical singers and interrelations of singing and acting; allegory and theatricality; theatre and the Enlightenment; and issues relating to historically informed performance practice. A cofounder of the Copenhagen-based Nordic Network of Early Opera, he has also directed three operas. He is the author of The Original Portrayal of Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Routledge, 2021) and has edited Felicity Baker’s Don Giovanni’s Reasons: Thoughts on a Masterpiece (Peter Lang, 2021) as well as (together with Ruth Tatlow) Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito: A Reappraisal (Stockholm University Press, 2018). 


Lecture: Italian opera and the Enlightenment avant-garde: Ranieri Calzabigi's Amiti e Ontario o I selvaggi