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Report of Monthly Regular Meeting October 2021 (The 197th Meeting of Opera Research Group)

Report of Monthly Regular Meeting October 2021 (The 197th Meeting of Opera Research Group)

Waseda Institute for Research in Opera and Music Theatre (WIROM), Comprehensive Research Organization, Waseda University

*Comments: There were 21 participants.

  • Time and Date : October 9th (Sat.) 2021, 16:30-18:00 (JST)
  • Format : Online meeting (Zoom)
  • Presenter : EGUCHI, Daisuke
  • Affiliation, Position : School of Law, Waseda University
  • Title : “The verisimilitude in Alceste by Wieland/Schweitzer”
  • Language : Japanese
  • Abstract :
    Alceste (1773) by C. M. Wieland and A. Schweitzer can be compared with Alceste (1674) of Quinault/Lully and Alceste (Italian version 1767, French version 1776), which is composed by Gluck, in that they are all based on the work of Euripides and focus on the verisimilitude of the drama. Referring to the essay “Versuch über das Teutsche Singspiel” by Wieland and some important events such as the controversy about “Alceste” in France and the Operatic reforms by Gluck, I will observe the tense relationship between the verisimilitude and the marvelous in the libretto of Alceste by Wieland.
  • Profile of Presenter :
    Daisuke Eguchi is an Associate Professor at Waseda University. His research field is German Literature and Literature Theory in the 18th century. He focuses on the works of Jean Paul (1763-1825) and the poetic theories in the early Enlightenment in Germany. “ Wahrheit and Wahrscheinlichkeit in Critische Dichtkunst of J.J.Breitinger”(2011), “The proper name Paul in Jean Paul’s Selberlebensbeschreibung” (2019)
  • Moderator: SATO, Suguru
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