Mon. May 14, 3-4:30pm: Claudio Vellutini “”Staging the Prima Donna: Christoph Loy, Edita Gruberova, and Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux”
In his talk, Vellutini explores the burgeoning influence of Regietheater on bel canto operas by focusing on Christoph Loy’s 2005 production of Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux. Relying on the distinctive personality of the prima donna Edita Gruberova and setting the opera in Thatcherite Britain, Loy creates a staging that blurs the boundaries between the operatic
Light refreshments will be provided.