Intersections: Between Music and Theatre in Seicento Italy, two-day conference at University of Cambridge, September 2018

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September 20, 2018 to September 21, 2018
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Early Modern History and Period Studies, Literature, Music and Music History, Theatre & Performance History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

This two-day conference, exploring the connections between theatre and music in seventeenth-century Italy, will be held on Thursday 20th September and Friday 21st September 2018 in the Media Centre of the Raised Faculty Building on the Sidgwick Site of the University of Cambridge.

We are excited to welcome Prof. Richard Andrews (University of Leeds), Prof. Antonio Rostagno (Università degli Studi di Roma ‘La Sapienza’), and Dr Lisa Sampson (University College London) as our keynote speakers.

The conference programme will include a Commedia dell’Arte acting workshop with director Ludovico Nolfi and a fully-staged performance of Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (1624) in Clare College Chapel. Both events are free and open to the public.

Contact Info: 

Proposals should be submitted to In case of questions, the organisers Anna-Luise Wagner ( and Serena Laiena ( can also be contacted directly.