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.