Opera Studies Forum

The Opera Studies Forum (OSF), established in 1999, provides opportunities to explore opera (broadly construed) and related genres (including stage music, American musicals, film, etc.) from interdisciplinary perspectives. The group’s purpose is to bring together scholars and practitioners who have expertise or interest in opera to share ideas on a broad variety of issues associated with research on and performance of operatic works as cultural products. We are not a music group but rather one focused on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary study of opera. Our goals are to stimulate intellectual activity and to educate members and participants about contemporary and historical issues associated with the intersections of opera with various branches of knowledge through holding discussions, sharing our work with each other, and coordinating lectures of broad interest. The OSF addresses a myriad of topics ranging from aesthetics to economics and from literature to religion. Even if your work may be only tangentially related to opera and its trappings, or if you are simply curious about what we study, we welcome your participation. Please contact Director Roberta Marvin for more information:  roberta-marvin@uiowa.edu.

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