A new website was launched today for the German Operetta in London and New York project, led by Professor Derek Scott (University of Leeds) and Dr Anastasia Belina-Johnson (Royal College of Music, London).
The project investigates the changes made to twentieth-century operettas originating in both Austria and Germany for their London and New York productions, in the context of cultural and social issues of the period. It involves examining audience expectations, aspirations, and anxieties, and the social, cultural, and moral values of the times in which these works were created.
The site includes scans of Theatre Programmes and Music Scores as well as profiles of the Operetta Stars and the Theatres in which the productions took place.
Find out more about the project at http://golny.leeds.ac.uk/