Defining Italian Cultural Identity in American Urban Centers through Opera from Mass Migration to World War II (1881-1941)

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When: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 From 4:00 pm To 5:30 pm - Where: LJ-119, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress

Washington, DCKluge Center Director Dr. John Haskell will interview Dr. Davide Ceriani about his project on the role that Italian opera had in forming an Italian-American ethnic identity in American urban centers between the early mass migration period (1881) and World War II (1941). Special emphasis is on the Northeast area, particularly on New York City and the Metropolitan Opera House under the management of Giulio Gatti-Casazza (1908-1935).

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