Saturday, January 11, 2014
8:30-9:00 AM Coffee and Breakfast
Panel 1 Venice and the Ritual Imagination
Session Chair: Emily Spratt (Princeton University)
9:00 AM John Welsh, Harvard (Harvard University): “Walking the Invisible City: Reflections on Italo Calvino and Michel de Certeau”
9:35 AM Tracy E. Cooper (Temple University): “Between Memory and Presence: Palladian Ritual Architecture in Venice and Vicenza"
Panel 2 Performing Ritual in Venetian Opera
Session Chair: Bibiana Gattozzi (Princeton University)
10:30 AM Ronald Shields (Houston State University): "Pallante’s Sword: Gesturing Masculinity in La Virtu de’ Strali d’Amore by Giovanni Faustini and Francesco Cavalli (1642)”
11:05 AM Aliyah Shanti (Princeton University): “Supernatural Crowds: Dance and Chorus as the Rituals of Hell”
11:40 AM Elisabeth Belgrano (University of Gothenberg, Sweden): "Mourning through the voice of Ottavia: Performing aesthetic experiences of a ritual"
1:15-2:30 PM Roundtable discussion: Producing Poppea for Princeton (Chair, Wendy Heller)
(Michael Pratt, Conductor and Producer; Ethan Heard, Stage Director, Anya Kleipikov, Costume Designer; Nicholas Lockey, Assistant Conductor; Katie Buzard, Poppea)
Panel 3 Creating Ritual Contexts in Profane and Sacred Spaces
Session Chair: Jamie Greenberg (Princeton University)
3:00 PM Beth Glixon (University of Kentucky) From Poppea to Attila: The Grimani and Opera Production in 17th-century Venice
3:35 PM L. Giovanna Urist (Syracuse University): “A Defeated Bishop: Lorenzo Giustiniani and the Failed Forcible Reform of Santa Maria delle Vergini”
4:10 PM Jonathan Glixon University of Kentucky “Performing Vows: Rituals of Transition in the Nunneries of Early Modern Venice”
5:00 PM Reception at the Art Museum
7:30 Performance of Coronation of Poppea at Richardson Auditorium
Sunday, January 12, 2014
8:45 AM Coffee and Breakfast
Panel 4 Ritualizing Sound for Venetian Politics
Session Chair: Ireri Chavez-Barcenas (Princeton University)
9:15 AM Peter Lawson (UCLA): "Adriano Willaert and the Liturgical Role of Musical Style at San Marco"
9:50 AM Martin Morell (New York City): "Musical settings of sestine as markers of rites of passage, with particular reference to the marriage celebrations for Bianca Cappello and Francesco de’ Medici (1579)"
10:25 AM Kurt Markstrom (University of Manitoba) "The Porpora Vespers 1744: Reconstructing a Vespers for the 'Girls' of Venice"
Panel 5 Venetian Ritual Beyond the Serenissima
Session Chair: John Lansdowne (Princeton University)
11:20 AM Matt Collins (Harvard University): “Outshining the Other City-States: Venice and Medieval Architectural Ritual”
11:55 AM Erik Peterson (Voxare String Quartet): "Cultural Crossroads: The Burgeoning of Violinmaking in Eighteenth-Century Venice"