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Anna Giust

visiting researcher at Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Visiting address:
Gamla Torget 3, 3 tr

Postal address:
Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

As a guest researcher, I am carrying on a Project on the Russia opera Gorebogatyr Kosometovich (1789) on a libretto by Catherine the Great seto to Music by Vicente Martin i Soler.

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My courses


My main field is Russian Music, notably opera from the 19th to the 20th Century. I hold a PhD in History and Criticism of Visual and Performing Arts, gained at University of Padua, with a thesis titled Towards Russian Opera: Growing National Consciousness in 18th-Century Repertoire (2012, in English). My previous educational history includes a master´s degree in Musicology (2008) and a master´s degree in Russian Language and Literature (2004), both obtained at University Ca´Foscari of Venice, and a diploma in classical guitar at Conservatoire "A. Pedrollo" of Vicenza (Italy, 2005). I am the author of a number of articles on Russian opera of 18th and 20th centuries, as well as two monographs: Ivan Susanin di Catterino Cavos, Un´opera russa prima dell´Opera russa (Torino, EDT 2011) and Cercando l´opera russa, La formazione di una coscienza nazionale nel repertorio operistico del Settecento (Milano, Feltrinelli-Amici della Scala 2014). My critical edition of C. Cavos´s opera Ivan Susanin (1815) is going to be soon published by the Italian Publisher SEdM.

Current themes of research:

- operas on librettos by Catherine the Great

- the activity of the Sheremetev Theatres (Moscow, last quarter of the 18th Century)

- recpetion of Italian opera in Russia

- mobility to and from Russia in the 18th- and early 19th- centuries

- translation of operatic librettos

- the grand tour of Pavel Petrovich Romanov, 1781-82 and related celebrations


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