Vetere To Present “Boito’s Code: Solving the Secrets of the “Scapigliati” and Revealing the Language of Chaos”

Boito: An under-rated genius

On April 30-May 1st the New York/St. Lawrence Chapter Meeting of the American Musicological Society will hold its annual conference a Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.  For the first time, Dr. Vetere will be presenting a portion of her research on Boito and the seemingly miscontrued enigmatic movement, the Scapigliatura.  Proving elemental to Italian opera and its development in the nineteenth-century, the Scapigliatura has received little attention in musicology, where Verismo has been more readily examined.  Dr. Vetere is attempting to re-define the Scapigliatura’s presence in history and its artistic value as an independent movement based on its own set of aesthetic principles and motives between Verdi and Verismo.  Her paper, “Boito’s Code: Solving the Secrets of the Scapigliati and Revealing the Language of Chaos” will be given on Sunday, May 1st at 10:40am.


Scapigliatura Entry in Wikipedia with Dr. Vetere’s Contribution

Boito and Verdi

Click here for the conference programClick the link above to access the Chapter Website

Reviews of the COC’s “The Flying Dutchman”

The Canadian Opera Company’s run of Wagner’s redemptive masterpiece, “Der Fliegende Holländer” ended last evening.  The following are some of the more prominent reviews the opera received in the past weeks.

The stage set for the COC’s production of “The Flying Dutchman”

John Terauds of the Toronto Star “The Flying Dutchman: Staging Swamps Talented Cast”

Ken Winters of the Globe and Mail, “The Flying Dutchman Finds its Redemption in the Singing”

Evgeny Nikitin as the Dutchman and Julie Makerov as Senta

Jamie Weinman from “Maclean’s Canada.” (The Controversial Opera Cities Love)

John Kaplan (Toronto Now) “The Flying Dutchman”