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Faculty Member Mauro Calcagno’s edition of Francesco Cavalli’s Eliogabalo performed by Gotham Chamber Opera

March 15, 2013

 

Eliogabalo

Stony Brook University   faculty member Mauro Calcagno’s edition of Francesco Cavalli’s 1667 opera Eliogabalo will be used by Gotham Chamber Opera, the nation’s leading opera company devoted to rarely performed chamber operas, for a production on March 15-29, 2013, at The Box, in Manhattan. In conjunction with this event, The New York Times has published an article based on Professor Calcagno’s research on Eliogabalo, including an interview. A blog on the opera company’s website summarizes Calcagno’s scholarly findings. The critical edition, which was already used for productions in Bruxelles, Innsbruck, Dortmund, and Aspen, will be shortly published by the renown German publisher Baerenreiter.

 

Professor Calcagno, a specialist in late Renaissance music and in Baroque opera, promoted the successful staging of Eliogabalo that took place at the Staller Center in April 2010, conducted by Stony Brook Opera‘s director David Lawton and featuring the students of the music department’s graduate programs in voice and in early music (Newsday published an article on the event). This collaboration between the scholarly and the performance sides of the music department generated the initiative Opera Studies and Performance, currently under way. The next opera within this initiative, Handel’s Orlando, will be staged at the Staller Center on April 13-14, 2013, in a production conducted by Professor Arthur Haas at the head of the award-winning Stony Brook Baroque Ensemble.

 

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