Call for Papers TOSC@Lisboa_5th Transnational Opera Studies Conference

5th Transnational Opera Studies Conference


6-8 July 2023


Founded in Bologna in 2015, tosc@ is a biennial meeting designed to give scholars, artists and opera lovers from different countries the opportunity to come together. The name of the conference is an acronym:


O pera

S tudies

C onference

with the final word referring to the host city.

Open to all approaches, forms, genres and periods, the tosc@ conference aims to unite the excellence and boldness of contemporary research on opera and musical theatre in general.

The conference moves from place to place, encouraging the presence of contributors from the host countries, enlarging the circle of its participants and promoting encounters between cultures and sensibilities.

In this way it hopes to foster interest in opera studies in the younger generation of researchers, be they musicologists or scholars from other disciplines.

Papers may be given in the language of the host country or in English, which is typically the working language at these conferences. Everyone is invited to take part, regardless of their professional status.


The Fifth Conference: TOSC@Lisboa.2023

Following the success of the previous four meetings (tosc@bologna.2015, tosc@bern.2017, tosc@paris.2019, and tosc@bayreuth.2022), the fifth edition of the tosc@ conference will take place in Lisbon, at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, on 6-8 July 2023.

The event will be organized by the CESEM – Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music, a research centre based at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, which focuses on the study of music and its relations with other arts, as well as with culture and society, and where opera, in its historical, formal and medial dimensions, has always figured as a prominent research topic.

The Programme Committee will consist of :

Giorgio Biancorosso (University of Hong Kong)

João Pedro Cachopo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Gabriela Cruz (University of Michigan)

Luísa Cymbron (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Kordula Knaus (Universität Bayreuth)

Paulo Kühl (Universidade de Campinas)

Jelena Novak (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Benjamin Walton (Cambridge University)

João Pedro Cachopo, Luísa Cymbron and Jelena Novak are also the conference organisers.


Call for Papers available here