We would like to inform all visitors that the 4th, 5th and 6th Concerts of the Tartini String Quartet, scheduled for 21 February, 28 March and 11 April, have been postponed to autumn due to illness. We will inform you about the exact dates later. If they will not suit you, you are entitled to a refund. You can find more information here.

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
Festival Ljubljana Website
Free entrance

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The programme brochure of 35th Slovenian Music Days is available here.

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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