Law and Crime in the Opera. Reading Recorded Opera Like a Film

Description

It is very typical of opera that the drama unfolds with transgressions against the law or social norms, and that character flaws and societal corruption are revealed. Opera forms a very rich combination of theatre and music, drawing on orchestral music, song, acting, stage architecture, and a plethora of other dramaturgical devices. The resulting overwhelming effect on the audience may well balance out the pronounced artificiality of this form of art and leave a lasting message, the content of which will depend on factors identified in the law and popular culture literature. For the analysis of opera, we suggest making use of recorded operas and compare the meaning created in the different performances.
17 Jun 2022

Event (Conference)

TitleLaw and Humanities Research Cluster
Period17/06/2217/06/22
LocationThe Open University, Milton Keynes
CityMilton Keynes
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionInternational event

Event (Conference)

TitleLaw and Humanities Research Cluster
Date17/06/2217/06/22
LocationThe Open University, Milton Keynes
CityMilton Keynes
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionInternational event

Keywords

  • Law in opera, Crime in opera, Popular legal culture