Opera Accessible to All at the Macerata Festival (IIC, New York - Feb. 7)

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Organized collaboratively by the MIA (Marchigiani in America) association and the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies (Montclair State University), the event will take place at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York (686 Park Ave.) on Wed. Feb. 7 at 6pm. Light refreshments will follow (sponsored by the Macerata Opera Festival). For more information see webpage. Please RSVP here.

What's entailed in carrying meaning across languages through opera surtitles? How do audio-descriptions and tactile tours allow one to "see" an opera? Join us for Opera at the Arena Sferisterio of Macerata: Accessible to All, a panel discussion addressing the very topical issue of linguistic, physical and audio accessibility in the performing and visual arts. The innovative experience offered by the Macerata Opera Festival to people with different abilities will prompt an exchange on inclusion, artistic choices and program design.

Speakers: Elena Di Giovanni (University of Macerata), Francesca Campagna (New York City Opera), Manuela V. Hoelterhoff (Pulitzer-Prize winner for Criticism), Teresa Fiore and Rosanna Coviello (Montclair State University).

Introductions: Giorgio Van Straten (Istituto Italiano di Cultura, NYC), Riccardo Lattanzi and Silvia Carlorosi (MIA, Marchigiani in America)

SOURCE: Teresa Fiore

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