Comic opera and society in France and Northern Europe, 1760–1790

(2013–2018)

The project examines the importance of opera for collective identities, political participation and opinion, and points at the role of music as a critical medium in societies with unequally achieved literacy. By emphasising opera as a place of debate and sociability, the research brings a new dimension to the history of the public sphere.

Principal researcher: Charlotta Wolff, Academy Research Fellow

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