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Opera and the Politics of Empire in Habsburg Europe, 1815-1914

Project description

A new paradigm for understanding the role of opera in the Habsburg Empire

The EU-funded Transopera project investigates imperial politics of opera in nineteenth-century Habsburg Europe. It focuses on transnational exchanges between the territories and populations of the Habsburg monarchy, as well as on the role of Austria’s multinational concept of state. The project seeks to challenge traditional narratives that have tended to highlight the role of opera as a tool of political nationalism. Instead, it examines the extent to which the Empire supported opera (both the form and the repertoire) as a means to create cultural and intellectual connections between its many lands and peoples.

Host institution

UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Net EU contribution
€ 2 499 998,00
Address
Ritterstrasse 26
04109 Leipzig
Germany

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Region
Sachsen Leipzig Leipzig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 2 499 998,00
Address
Ritterstrasse 26
04109 Leipzig

See on map

Region
Sachsen Leipzig Leipzig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00