International Musicological Symposium

Operetta between the two World Wars – On the 100th Anniversary of the Opening of the Opera of the Slovene National Theatre in Maribor

15. April - 16. April 2021
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Head of the Musicological Symposium: Jernej Weiss
Open to the public

Thursday, 15 April

At 9.15 am
Welcome speeches:
Simon Krečič (Artistic and Musical Director of the Opera SNG Maribor)
Jernej Weiss (Head of the Musicological Symposium)

At 9.30 – 10.00 am
Keynote lecture:
Kevin Clarke (Amsterdam) Operetta as safe space: 1855-2020

At 10.00 – 10.50 am
Chairman: Niall O’Loughlin
Hartmut Krones (Vienna): Operetta composers’ fight for recognition and fair compensation for their intellectual property
Helmut Loos (Leipzig): Erich Wolfgang Korngold – torn between light music and serious music

At 11.00 – 12.20 am
Chairman: Hartmut Krones
Ingeborg Zechner (Graz): When Operetta Meets Film: Perspectives on the Mediality of Sound Film-Operetta in the early 1930s
Stefan SchmidlTimur Sijaric (Vienna): Ambivalence and transfiguration. Willi Forst´s “Viennese trilogy” and the paradigms of operetta
Luba Kyyanovska (Lviv): Ukrainian operetta in the 1920s and 1930s as a mirror of socio-political processes

At 1.00 – 1.50 pm
Chairman: Kevin Clarke
Daniel Molnár (Budapest): 288 metres of velvet, 16 pairs of shoes, 12 yellow cylinders, 5 bathtubs… – Staging the 1925 production of “Hallo, Amerika” in the Budapest Operetta Theatre
Ryszard Daniel Golianek (Poznan): National stereotypes and political issues in Polnische Hochzeit (1937) by Joseph Beer

At 2.00 – 3.15 pm
Chairman: Timur Sijaric
Matthieu Guillot (Strasbourg): Operetta as a cultural and historical symptom
Jacques Amblard (Aix–Marseille): Operetta in Marseille (France) during the 1930’s: A bridge to the new cultural industry. The example of Tino Rossi
Vita Gruodyte (Vilnius): The (non-) seriousness of culture

Friday, 16 April

At 9.00 – 10.15 am
Chairman: Helmut Loos
Michal Ščepán (Bratislava): Operetta on the scene of the Slovak National Theatre during years 1920–1939
Tatjana Marković (Vienna): Contested entertainment: Discussions on operetta in Belgrade, The Kingdom of SCS/ Yugoslavia
Fatima Hadžić (Sarajevo): Operetta in Sarajevo between the two World Wars

At 10.15 – 11.10 am
Chairman: Jernej Weiss
Henrik Neubauer (Ljubljana): Operetta in Ljubljana between the wars
Luisa Antoni (Trieste): Operetta in Trieste and (perhaps) Gorizia

At 11.10 – 12.00 am
Chairman: Darja Koter
Borut Smrekar (Celje–Ljubljana): Marjan Kozina: Majda
Ana Kocjančič (Ljubljana): Operetta set design in Slovenia in the light of the historical avant-garde

At 12.50 – 14.10 pm
Chairman: Borut Smrekar
Manica Špendal (Maribor): Different views of operetta and its reception through history at the Maribor theatre
Jernej Weiss (Ljubljana–Maribor): Operetta between the wars at the Slovene National Theatre Opera in Maribor
Darja Koter (Ljubljana): Operetta productions at SNG Maribor between the wars in the light of directorial approaches

At 2.10 – 3.00 pm
Chairman: Tatjana Marković
Niall O’Loughlin (Loughborough): Operetta at the Crossroads: Radovan Gobec’s Planinska roža
Karmen Salmič Kovačič (Maribor): Tracing the background to the “Maribor operetta war” after the Second World War and the further development of operetta at SNG Maribor

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