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“Oublions le passé, fêtons ce doux moment!”: Encountering the other in the operatic canon

, 4.30-6pm

How do operatic organisations and artists engage with racial and cultural depictions in historical operas? What are the ethical and practical issues shaping such encounters? Early on in Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers (1863), the fishermen Zurga and Nadir encounter one another and resolve to put aside their former differences: “Let us forget the past and...