Talks and Conference Presentations

Invited Talks

Regietheater and the Canon”
Operatic Canon roundtable, Royal Opera House Covent Garden (October 2019)

“Operetta’s America,” preconcert talk
Bard Music Festival, Korngold and His World (August 2019)

“Kissing Lessons: The Performance of Gender in Viennese Operetta”
Keynote lecture for library exhibition opening, University of California, Santa Barbara (2019)

“Richard Tauber and the Reproducible Voice in Weimar Berlin”
University of California, Santa Barbara (2019)

“Operetta and Labor”
University of Kansas, Lawrence (2018)

“Sexual Violence Onstage: Don Giovanni
Columbia University, Department of Music and Institute on Women, Gender, and Sexuality (2016)

“Phonographic Listening in Weimar Berlin”
University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Music, Colloquium Series (2015)

“Is there an operetta canon?”
University of Pennsylvania Department of Music, Opera Colloquium Series (2015)

Conference Presentations

“Alienation, Diversity, and Regietheater in Die Zauberflöte,
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, St. Louis (March 2020)

“Space Opera”
Opera and Popular Culture, Texas Christian University (February 2020)

“The Technological Voice in Weimar Berlin”
Gaiety, Glitz and Glamour, or Dispirited Historical Dregs? A Re-evaluation of Operetta, University of Leeds (January 2019)

“Old Man Danube: Emmerich Kálmán’s Broadway Exile, 1941-1945″
American Musicological Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio (November 2018)

Seminar member, “Liberalism and Its Discontents: Music and Culture in German-Speaking Europe, 1848-1914,”
German Studies Association, Pittsburgh (September 2018)

Tu, felix Autriche, nube: Nostalgia and Marriage Plots in First Republic Operetta,” Twentieth Biennial Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, Huddersfield (June 2018)

“Weimar Kitsch: Franz Lehár’s Goethe Operetta,” Music and the Middlebrow, University of Notre Dame International, London (2017)

“Sexual Violence Onstage,” alternative format session panelist
American Musicological Society annual meeting, Vancouver (November 2016)

Zigeuneroperette: Austro-Hungarian Operetta and Authenticity Reconsidered”
Nineteenth-Century Music, Oxford (July 2016)

“Text and Authorship in Regietheater”
American Comparative Literature Association, Cambridge (March 2016)

“Fan Service: Audience and Formula in Viennese Operetta”
EZ Music, UC Berkeley (March 2016)

Panelist, Staging Opera
RMA Music and Philosophy Study Group, Fifth Annual Conference, King’s College London (July 2015)

“Regietheater and disenchantment: The case of Rusalka”
Transnational Opera Studies Conference, Bologna (June-July 2015)

“Operetta, Labor, and Escapism in Fin-de-siècle Vienna”
Eighteenth Biennial Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, University of Toronto (June 2014) (abstract)

“Bombenerfolg: Karl Kraus and Die Csárdásfürstin at War”
Austrian Studies Association Annual Meeting, University of Texas at Austin (February 2014)

“Verdi, Ritual, and Contemporary Operatic Production”
Verdi’s Third Century, New York University (October 2013)

“From Kálmán Imre to Emmerich Kálmán: Framing Hungary in Der Zigeunerprimas
American Hungarian Educators Association annual meeting, New Brunswick, NJ (2013)

“Never Ask the Merry Nibelungs: Wagner in Operetta from Critique to Aspiration” American Musicological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans (2012) (handout [PDF])
WWW2013: Wagner World Wide, University of South Carolina (2013)

Watch on YouTube (filmed by the University of South Carolina):

“Singing Love and Dancing War: Ballet in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse”
“Song and Dance,” Harvard University Department of Music (2010)

“‘Ohne daß die Zeit älter wird’: Capriccio and the Limits of History”
Strauss Among the Scholars: An International Forum, Magdalen College, Oxford (2007)

Public Lectures
Conversation with Caroline Shaw, Smith College Department of Music (2017)
Guys and Dolls, Swarthmore College Department of Music (2014)