Saturday, June 27, 2020
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Submission Deadline
Friday, December 20, 2019
Ghent University, Belgium

Robert Schumann’s long underestimated “Szenen aus Goethes Faust” (1844–53) for soloists, choir, and orchestra has increasingly been recognized as one of the composer’s masterpieces. Together with Ghent University, the University of Leuven, and the University of Toronto, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen is organizing a symposium on June 27–28, 2020 to mark its new production of this important work, staged by Julian Rosefeldt and conducted by Philippe Herreweghe. The symposium will take place in the historical building of the Ghent Opera and will feature keynotes by Laura Tunbridge (Oxford University) and Peter Höyng (Emory University).