University College of Opera

Patterns and Possibilities: Performing Gender in 18th-Century Opera

On 20 September, Tove Dahlberg (opera singer and doctoral candidate) and Kristina Hagström-Ståhl (director and researcher) will hold the research performance Patterns and Possibilities: Performing Gender in 18th-Century Opera at University College of Opera.

How do critical perspectives on gender and normativity transform into artistic practice? In this project Tove Dahlberg (opera singer doctoral candidate) and Kristina Hagström-Ståhl (director and researcher) explore questions of gender in opera performance, in order to consider how artistic choices are made and how classical opera can be staged with a gender-conscious approach. In this presentation of performed research, Tove will take on several female and male roles from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, an opera to which she has returned several times in her career. The project explores the agency of the singer as well as the relationship between dramatic and musical performance.

A visiting performance from the School of Music at Luleå University of Technology (in Piteå) and the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg.

The seminar will be documented in audio and video.

Ticket booking for this event online closes 20/9 at 15.30. The remaining tickets will be released in the ticket box at the Operahögskolan 45 minutes before the performance.