Sunday Service – Questions of Gender and Race Through the Lens of Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Sunday, November 17th                            Questions of Gender and Race Through the Lens of Mozart’s The Magic Flute                                 Professor Catherine Coppola

Professor Catherine Coppola is Director of Undergraduate Studies in Music at Hunter College, where she teaches popular courses on Mozart’s operas for graduate, honors program, and gender studies students. She has published in the journals 19th-Century Music, The Journal of the Society for Textual Scholarship, and Teaching Music, and in the book Musical Improvisation and Open Forms in the Age of Beethoven (2018). Exploring intersections of opera and social justice, she has chaired a roundtable in The Magic Flute (American Society for 18th-Century Studies), and will present “A Context for Gender Equivalence in Cosi fan tutte” (American Musicology Society). For the ASACS panel “Reading the 18th-Century in (the) Light of #MeToo”, she contributed a talk called “Fallacies of Context and Change: Why we need Mozart’s Women Now More Than Ever”. In addition to the PhD in musicology from the CUNY  Graduate Center, Dr. Coppola earned a Master’s in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music.