the meeting report for 5/15
＊Comments: There were 28 participants including those from abroad.
Report of Monthly Regular Meeting May 2021 (The 194th Meeting of Opera Research Group)
Waseda Institute for Research in Opera and Music Theatre (WIROM), Comprehensive Research Organization, Waseda University
Keywords for Opera and Music Theatre
Abstract for the Meeting
- Time and Date : May 15th (Sat.) 2021, 16:30-17:50 (JST)
- Format : Online meeting (Zoom)
- Presenter : KUGIMIYA, Takako (Nagoya University, doctoral research fellow)
- Title : Japanese images in Japan-themed operas and operettas composed in Vienna in the early 20th century
- Language : Japanese
- Moderator : NAKAMURA, Ryo
- Abstract :
Sullivan’s operetta The Mikado (1885) and Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly (1904) are well known as music dramas based on Japan. In the early part of the 20th century, Japan-themed operas and operettas were also composed in Vienna, offering the view of Japan taken by the scriptwriters and composers of the time. This presentation takes up works composed and performed in Vienna from 1900 to 1920 and examines the methods used to represent the Japanese in both the script and the music. This presentation also examines how Japanese people depicted in the works changed in parallel with the process by which Japan was recognized by the West as a modern nation.
Keywords : Vienna / Japonism / Opera / Operetta / Kabuki / Geisha / Japanese Songs
Profile of Presenter
Takako KUGIMIYA is currently a doctoral research fellow at Nagoya University and a part-time lecturer at Tokushima Bunri University (Japan). She completed the performance course at the Graduate School of Humanities, Ochanomizu University, and graduated from Nagoya University Graduate School of Languages and Cultures with a doctoral degree. She is a doctor of philosophy: Ph.D. Her doctoral dissertation was titled Austro-German Japonism in Music from the 1890s to the 1910s. In recent years, she has been rediscovering and researching Japan-themed operas and operettas composed in Vienna.
Next meeting will be held on June 19 (Sat.) 2021
- Presenter: BROSSEAU, Sylvie
- Moderator: OHTA, Misako
Waseda Institute for Research in Opera and Music Theatre (WIROM), Comprehensive Research Organization, Waseda University:
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