Sounding (Out) Italy

Event Date: 
08 Mar 2019

2018-19 Seminar Series


All are welcome to this series of interdisciplinary seminars exploring Italian soundscapes and auditory cultures. We meet fortnightly at ST JOHN’S COLLEGE (please notice that the room varies). All papers start promptly at 5:00 pm and are followed by discussion. For further information, please contact Francesca Vella (



Lent Term



Friday 25 Jan. Ditlev Rindom (Cambridge) Dirac Room, Fisher Building

‘Italian Voices: Puccini, Madama Butterfly and New York’

Respondent: Arman Schwartz (KCL)


Friday 8 Feb. Helena Phillips-Robins (Cambridge) Dirac Room, Fisher Building

‘Performing Liturgical Song in Dante’s Commedia’


Thursday 21 Feb. Laura Protano-Biggs (Peabody Institute) Lightfoot Room, Old Divinity School

‘Enclosed in the golfo mistico: the Orchestra Pit at the Teatro alla Scala, 1907’


Friday 8 March Braxton Boren (American University) Castlereagh Room, Fisher Building

‘Mystery and Clarity: Liturgical Space in Counter-Reformation Italy