Dr Verena Liu (Greifswald): Opera and Operatic Canon in the Baltic Sea Region


Spotlight Lecture: Symphonic Music and Opera

Putting a spotlight on opera in the Baltic Sea region reveals a lively scene with various places, actors, and repertoires. The spectacular architectures of modern opera houses and other cultural buildings in the Baltic Sea region testify to a strong identification and connection to the sea, we see the seaside and the element of water playing important roles. Assuming that an ‘outside’ and an ‘inside’ of opera houses exist, this talk wants to examine the aesthetics of the buildings especially regarding the things happening inside/on the stage. How is the mostly traditional operatic repertoire choice corresponding to the outside appearance and the public image? Are the borders between outside and inside, between ‘modern’ and ‘traditional’ permeable and what answers to this challenge are the opera houses proposing?

Verena Liu, Arne Segelke, Alexander Waszynski
Programme (PDF)
The lecture will take place as a hybrid event. If you want to follow the lecture online via Zoom, please contact us at baltic-peripetiesuni-greifswaldde.

IRTG “Baltic Peripeties – Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes”
Institut für Deutsche Philologie
Rubenowstraße 3, 17489 Greifswald



  • Joint Programme: Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO); DFG International Research Training Group Baltic Peripeties – Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes; MA Programme History and Culture of the Baltic Sea Reg


  • Hörsaal, Anbau, Rubenowstraße 2 B
    Rubenowstraße 2 B
    17489 Greifswald

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