Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Opera and Drama
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Opera and Drama is a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration in opera and drama research both within and beyond Cardiff University.
The Centre is an interdisciplinary network bringing together scholars and practitioners – composers, directors, librettists, dramaturgs, surtitlers – working on a range of topics and methods for the study and creation of opera and drama.
They facilitate knowledge exchange between academia and the professional performance world both in Wales and beyond, and the Centre is currently developing a large-scale project studying creative collaboration in the making of new opera. They have privileged exchanges with Welsh National Opera, Music Theatre Wales, and Cardiff Singer of the World.
The Centre offers doctoral scholarships to outstanding candidates whose work will benefit from the interdisciplinary nature of the network and its links to external partners, and whose work will in turn enhance the research profile of the network. The first doctoral scholarship was awarded in 2015 for a practice-based research project provisionally entitled ‘The personal and cultural value of popular verismo operas in the UK’.
Other PhD students include professional opera singers and composers working on creating new opera, with specific interest in vocal writing from a singer’s perspective.
No, this infrastructure does not provide funding.
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