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Caryl Clark, March 28, 2008

Caryl Clark is a professor of Musicology at the University of Toronto. Her teaching and research reflect interests in Haydn studies, contexts of performance, gender studies, opera and interdisciplinarity, Orientalism and the politics of musical reception.

The interview can also be downloaded as an audio file (.mp3 – 53.2 MB).

Professor Clark has published in a wide range of journals and reference works. She has held three SSHRC Standard Research Grants, was the commissioning editor for the Cambridge Companion to Haydn (2005), and has a forthcoming book with Cambridge University Press entitled Haydn’s Jews: Representation and Reception on the Operatic Stage. Her latest research project, “The Jewish Diaspora in Music, Theatre and Culture: Intersections and Dialogues,” in conjunction with Professor Ruth HaCohen at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, is funded by the Halbert Foundation.

As co-chair of the Opera Exchange, a partnership between the Munk Centre for International Studies, the Jackman Humanities Institute, the Faculty of Music, and the Canadian Opera Company, Professor Clark has co-organized over two dozen symposia devoted to the multidisciplinary exploration of opera. Together with University Professor Linda Hutcheon she has guest-edited four special issues of The University of Toronto Quarterly devoted to opera, and an issue of the Opera Quarterly on Wagner’s Ring.

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