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Registration is now open for ‘Wagner 1900’, an interdisciplinary conference
hosted by Jesus College and the Faculty of Music at the University of
Oxford on 9-11 April 2018.

With a rich academic programme, Wagner 1900 will investigate the impact of
Richard Wagner on *fin-de-siècle* Vienna in music, history, politics, the
visual arts, theatre and German culture.

The conference features two performances:


*Kokoschka’s Doll/The Art of Love **(2017), Holywell Music Room, 10 April*

*Kokoschka’s Doll*, commissioned from John Casken by the ensemble
Counterpoise, investigates the tempestuous love affair between Alma Mahler
and Oskar Kokoschka. The singer/narrator will be the distinguished bass Sir
John Tomlinson.  The first half of the programme sets the scene with a
sequence of music and text featuring the work of Gustav and Alma Mahler,
Wagner and Zemlinsky, under the title *The Art of Love: Alma Mahler’s Life
and Music*. The sequence, performed by the mezzo-soprano Rozanna Madylus,
incorporates an unpublished song by Alma previously unperformed in the UK.

 *Isolde** (1903/2018), Sheldonian Theatre, 11 April*

*Isolde* combines a historical perspective on the landmark Mahler/Roller
production of *Tristan und* * Isolde* in Vienna (1903) with a bold new
interpretation of the opera, performed in an intimate chamber reduction,
focusing on the character of Isolde. The performance will be conducted by
John Warner and directed by Cecilia Stinton, with Kirstin Sharpin (Isolde)
and Mae Heydorn (Brangäne).


See www.music.ox.ac.uk/wagner-1900 for further information and booking
details.

Enquiries to our conference administrator Lukas Beck: *lukas.beck -at-
music.ox.ac.uk <http://music.ox.ac.uk>*


Anna Stoll Knecht, convenor

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