Call for Papers
The Serenata and the Festa Teatrale in 18th Century Europe
Queluz National Palace, Portugal (June 26-27th, 2015)
Centro de Estudos Musicais Setecentistas de Portugal
Manuel Carlos de Brito (Portugal), Paologiovanni Maione (Italy), Annarita Colturato (Italy), Cristina Fernandes (Portugal), Iskrena Yordanova (Bulgaria)
Andrea Sommer-Mathis (Austria), Annarita Colturato (Italy)
The CEMSP is organizing, from 26 to 27 June 2015, an International Colloquium at the National Palace of Queluz, dedicated to the Serenata and the Festa teatrale at the courts of Europe in the 18th century. Investigating the distinctive character and contexts of the Festa teatrale and the Serenata at a time when musical theatre was an integral part of the ceremonial of the court and was a privileged ritual of repraesentatio maiestatis, implies an approach to these works full of metaphors and symbolic allusions that takes into account the multiplicity of aspects that involve the context of celebration and the choice of themes, its textual and musical structure, the dramaturgical forms, the vocal and instrumental ensembles, and the various options with regard to the stage apparatus and performance practices. With this Colloquium, the CEMSP aims to encourage dialogue concerning the production and circulation of the Serenata, one of the principal musical genres performed at the Palace of Queluz during the 18th century, and to focus attention on the Portuguese contribution to the European musical circuit of the time.
The official languages of the conference are Portuguese, English and Italian.
Individual Papers are limited to 20 min. Single-topic panels involving joint presentations by three of four authors may also be considered (max. length: 1h30min). Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short bio (150 words max.) in Word format.
All proposals should be submitted no later than March 31st 2015. Please include your name, contact details (postal address, e-mail and telephone number) and affiliation.
The Scientific Committee will make the final decision on the abstracts by April 10th 2015 and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter.