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Monteverdi at 450: Experiments in Sound, Image, and Movement

General Programming

  • The Italian Academy
  • Paul Sacher Foundation
  • Music Department
  • Italian Department
  • European Institute
  • Reiner Fund
  • Italian Cultural Institute of New York
  • The Center for Italian Studies and the Music Department
  • The Italian Academy
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With a concert, two discussions, and an exhibition of materials related to Luciano Berio’s “revisitation” of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, a collection now held at the Paul Sacher Foundation (Basel), these two days of events explore Monteverdi's impact on the music and ideas of the 20th and 21st centuries, and how his work stimulated artists in a range of media — particularly Luciano Berio (1925-2003).

Discussion, Wed, Dec 6, 3 – 5:30pm
"Revisiting Poppea: Luciano Berio's Monteverdi"
With Mauro Calcagno (UPenn), Giuseppe Gerbino (Columbia U.), Christoph Neidhöfer (McGill U.), Thomas Peattie (U. of Mississippi; Academy Fellow)

Opening of the exhibition, Wed, Dec 6, 5:30 – 7pm
"A Philology of the Future: Berio and L'Incoronazione di Poppea"

Discussion, Thu, Dec 7, 3 – 6pm
"Rethinking Monteverdi: Castellucci, Bergman, Feuer"
With Mark Franko (Temple U.) and Piersandra Di Matteo (Fine Arts Academy, Bologna)

Concert, Thu, Dec 7, 8pm
"From Monteverdi to Bergman"

Giuseppe Gerbino (Columbia University)
Mauro Calcagno (University of Pennsylvania)
Thomas Peattie (University of Mississippi)

Paul Sacher Foundation. The Italian Academy; Music Department; Italian Department; Heyman Center for the Humanities; European Institute; and Reiner Fund (all at Columbia University). Italian Cultural Institute of New York. The Center for Italian Studies and the Music Department (both at the University of Pennsylvania).

Image from Il Combattimento, Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio/Romeo Castellucci & Ensemble Concerto/Roberto Gini. Music: Claudio Monteverdi and Scott Gibbons. Direction, scenography, costumes: Romeo Castellucci. Premiere: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Bruxelles, May 2000. Photo: Luca del Pia.

  • Speaker Mauro Calcagno Associate Professor of Music University of Pennsylvania
  • Speaker Giuseppe Gerbino Associate Professor of Music
  • Speaker Christoph Neidhöfer Associate Professor, Music Theory McGill University, Schulich School of Music
  • Speaker Thomas Peattie Professor of Music The University of Mississippi
  • Speaker Mark Franko Laura H. Carnell Professor of Dance Temple University
  • Speaker Piersandra Di Matteo Freelance curator and theater theorist