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“Singing” and “Speaking” in Monteverdi’s Operas

Tim Carter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

December 12, 2016 · 4:30 pm5:30 pm · 106 Woolworth

Department of Music and Italian Studies Program


Tim Carter (David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music) was born in Sydney, Australia, and studied in the United Kingdom at the University of Durham and then under Nigel Fortune at the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on music in late Renaissance and early Baroque Italy; on Mozart’s Italian operas; and on American musical theater in the mid-twentieth century. He is particularly concerned with the development of appropriate historical, analytical and critical tools to deal with problematic works that sit on several cusps and forge new musical languages; the careful garnering and analysis of sources and documentary evidence; the elucidation of text-music relationships, with particular reference to the influence of poetic structures on musical form and process; and the embedding of contemporary performances (and performers) within surviving scores and the intertextual and performative issues that arise.


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