By Michael Hüttler,Hans Ernst Weidinger
Ottoman Empire and eu Theatre makes a speciality of the interval among 1756 and 1808, the period of W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) and Sultan Selim III (1761-1808). those ancient personalities, whose life-spans overlap, have been towering figures in their time: Mozart as a unprecedented composer and Selim III as either a political candidate and a composer.
Inspired via the constitution of opera, the forty-four contributions of quantity I are prepared in 8 sections, entitled Ouverture, Prologue, Acts I-V and Epilogue. The Ouverture contains the hole speeches of diplomats, politicians, and students in addition to a memorial textual content for the "Genius of Opera", Turkish prima donna Leyla Gencer (1928-2008). The Prologue, "The level of Politics", positive aspects texts by means of wonderful historians who provide an old evaluate of the Ottoman Empire and Europe within the overdue eighteenth century, from either Turkish and Austrian issues of view. Act I positive factors texts pertaining to "Diplomacy and Theatre", and Act II takes the reader to "Europe South, West and North". Act III has contributions pertaining to theatre in "Central Europe", whereas Act IV offers with "Mozart" and the area of the seraglio. Act V turns our cognizance to the Ottoman "Sultan Selim III", and the Epilogue considers literary and theatrical adventures of "The Hero within the Sultan's Harem".
Contributions through Metin And, Emre Araci, Tülay Artan, Esin Akalin, Thomas Betzwieser, Annemarie Bönsch, Emil Brix, Christian Brunmayr, Bertrand Michael Buchmann, Aysin Candan, Helga Dostal, Erich Duda, Wolfgang Greisenegger, Heidemaria Gürer, Matthew Head, Caroline Herfert, Bent Holm, Frank Huss, Michael Hüttler, Nadja Kayali, Hans-Peter Kellner, Alexandre Lhâa, Isabelle Moindrot, Ilber Ortayli, Zeynep Oral, Cemal Öztas, William F. Parmentier, Matthias J. Pernerstorfer, Gabriele C. Pfeiffer, Walter Puchner, Günsel Renda, Mustafa Fatih Salgar, Ulrike Schneider, Selin Ipek, Käthe Springer-Dissmann, Suna Suner, Marianne Travén, B. Babür Turna, Derek Weber, Mehmet Alaaddin Yalçinkaya, Selim Yenel.
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