Mauro Calcagno

From Luca Ronconi's production of L'incoronazione di Poppea, Florence, 2000 (63rd Maggio Musicale Fiorentino)

Staging Baroque Opera Today

In 2011-12 my research for this project was supported by a generous grant from the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University.

My next book "Staging Baroque Opera Today" discusses some of the most recent productions of Baroque works, examining the historiographical and conceptual implications of performing and staging operas from that period (roughly, from Monteverdi to Handel).



A short intro to my forthcoming edition of Francesco Cavalliís Eliogabalo (1667) for the publisher Baerenreiter (Kassel): click here

The opera was performed, using my edition, in Bruxelles (2004), Dortmund (2011), and at at Stony Brook University (2010) under my musicological supervision: click here

It's being staged (March 2013) by Gotham Chamber Opera in New York City: click here

In the occasion of this production, the New York Times features an article that discusses my hypothesis that the opera was censored: click here

My blog chapters for the GCO production: click here

Here's a podcast in which I participated for the Indie Opera Podcast.