João Pedro Cachopo
João Pedro Cachopo is a writer, translator, and researcher in the fields of musicology, philosophy, and artistic studies. His research interests focus primarily on the relationship between aesthetics and politics, the interaction of music with other arts, and the contemporary critical thought. He earned a degree in Musicology (2005) and a PhD in Philosophy (2011) from the Nova University of Lisbon, where he is an Invited Professor and an Integrated Researcher at the Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music. He currently holds Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship (funded by the European Commission) to pursue research on the aesthetic and political implications of the relationship between cinema and opera at the University of Chicago and the Nova University of Lisbon.
He was a Visiting Scholar at the Universität Potsdam (2008), Université Paris 8 (2009), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2010), University of Durham (2012) and Columbia University in the City of New York (2015). He also served as an Invited Professor at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (2016) and at the Universidade Federal de Campinas (2016). He has presented his work in Portugal, the USA, the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, and Poland. He is author of Verdade e Enigma: Ensaio sobre o pensamento estético de Adorno (Vendaval, 2013), which received the First Book Award from the Portuguese PEN Club in 2014, and co-edited Pensamento Crítico Contemporâneo (Edições 70, 2014) and Estética e Política entre as Artes (Edições 70, 2017). His work has also appeared in collective volumes and peer-reviewed journals such as Parrhesia: a Journal of Critical Philosophy, Opera Quarterly, and New German Critique. He translated into Portuguese Theodor W. Adorno, Georges Didi-Huberman and Jacques Rancière.
Currently, he is co-editing, with Chris Stover and Patrick Nickleson, a collective volume on Rancière and music (forthcoming in Edinburgh University Press) and preparing a monograph with the tentative title The Profanation of Opera: Music and Drama on Film.
– CACHOPO, João Pedro, Patrick NICKLESON & Chris STOVER. Rancière and Music. Forthcoming in Edinburgh University Press. // Collective book edited.
– CACHOPO, João Pedro, Elisabete MARQUES, Filipe PINTO & Emília PINTO DE ALMEIDA. Estética e Política entre as Artes. Lisboa: Edições 70, 2017. // Collective book edited.
– CACHOPO, João Pedro. “Romantic Affinities? Cavell on Opera, Film, and the Claim of Expression”,Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies, vol. 3 (2015), 21-31. // Article in peer-reviewed journal.
– CACHOPO, João Pedro. “Opera’s Screen Metamorphosis: The Survival of a Genre or a Matter of Translation”,The Opera Quarterly, vol. 30: 4 (2014), 315-329 [DOI: 10.1093/oq/kbu013]. // Article in peer-reviewed journal.
– CACHOPO, João Pedro. Verdade e Enigma: Ensaio sobre o pensamento estético de Adorno [Truth and Enigma: Essay on Adorno’s Aesthetics]. Lisboa: Vendaval, 2013 (Portuguese PEN Club Award in the First Work Category in 2014). // Monograph.
Imagens relativas ao projecto “PROPERA – The Profanation of Opera: Music and Drama on Film” (Marie SkŁodowska-Curie Action funded by the European Commission).
1: Kerstin Avemo (como Susanna), a cantar “Deh vieni non tardar” de Le Nozze di Figaro, no Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, em Casanova Variations (2014) de Michael Stürminger
2: Klaus Kinski (como Fitzcarraldo) em Fitzcarraldo (1982) de Werner Herzog
3: Sasha Nanus (como Sophie), Sissy Smith (como Louise) e Margot Breier (como Constanze) em Mozart in Love (1975) de Mark Rappaport