On April 28 UC - Berkeley is hosting a symposium called "Invention and Convention: The Limits of Text and Performance." These papers in musicology look rather interesting:
9:30 Opening Remarks; Bonnie Wade, Chair, Department of Music
Mary Hunter (Bowdoin College), "Mozart Opera Productions and History"
Richard Will (University of Viriginia), "Topoi in Performance"
Gretchen Wheelock (Eastman School of Music), "Vocal Promiscuity in Don Giovanni"
Katherine Bergeron (Brown University), "The Monotone of Sarah Bernhardt: Performing Sincerity in Republican France"
Daniel Zager (Eastman School of Music), "'Venerable Relics': Sacred Music of Orlando di Lasso in Nineteenth-Century England"
Donald Burrows (Open University), "Faithfulness to the Text: Has Handel Composed an Aria in Ariodante?"
Mary Davidson (emerita, Indiana University), "The Quest for 'Improvement' in 19th-Century American Musical Periodicals"
Graydon Beeks (Pomona College), "Some Thoughts on the Composition of Attilio Ariosti's Cajo Marzio Coriolano"