VERDI'S THIRD CENTURY: ITALIAN OPERA TODAY
An International Conference
New York University, October 9-13, 2013
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and the Humanities Initiative
As we approach the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), interest in his operas remains undiminished. Verdi's music continues to travel around the world in live performances and recordings, and new technologies--from the internet to high-definition simulcasts--have made opera accessible to broader audiences. The international conference Verdi's Third Century: Italian Opera Today will bring together scholars, practitioners, and critics at New York University to discuss the circulation and perception of Verdi--and of Italian opera--in today's world. A principal focus will be how Verdi’s works have been interpreted, imagined, and appropriated.