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CFP Oberto Conference 2015: Opera and Celebrity

Posted on May 2, 2015 | 0 comments

Oberto Conference 2015: Opera and Celebrity Oxford Brookes University Tuesday 8 September 2015 From the castrati of the 18th century and the prima donnas of the 19th century to the star singers of the present day, opera has long been associated with celebrity culture. Although operatic celebrities were never just famous for being famous, many performers – and more recently also some composers and directors – were fêted or notorious for more than their artistic achievements. From the earliest days of public opera, accounts of singers’ love affairs, spectacular feuds or personal antics...

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