‘A true likeness? Removing the dust of musicological methodologies and modern performance traditions from the portraits of early 18th-century castrati’

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Guest lecture on issues including the discrepancies between 18th-century and modern historically informed performance practices and problems arising from the conceptualisation of the 17th- and 18th-century dramma per musica as a musical genre.
Period25 Feb 2021
Held atInstitute of Musicology, University of Warsaw, Poland
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Italian opera
  • dramma per musica
  • historically informed performance practice
  • castrato singers