Public Research Seminar: Dr Clair Rowden
Public Research Seminar Series
Public Research Seminar: Dr Clair Rowden, Cardiff University (Speaker) - Carmen at home and abroad
Against the backdrop of the international success of Carmen (from its Parisian première in 1875), this seminar explores the opera’s success in the French provinces and demonstrates how its regional performance and reception contributed to its new found success in the capital in 1883, and analyses the relationships between the players, pressures and constraints involved in bringing Carmen ‘home’.
Clair Rowden is Reader in Musicology in the School of Music, Cardiff University. Her research deals with nineteenth-century France, opera and musical theatre, its critical reception, stage production, dance, iconography and caricature. Recent publications include Opera and Parody in Paris, 1860-1900 (Brepols 2020), and the co-edited collection (with Richard Langham Smith) Carmen Abroad: Bizet’s Opera on the Global Stage (Cambridge University Press, 2020), which is richly supplemented by the website CarmenAbroad.org, supported by the Leverhulme Trust.