Dr. Avra Xepapadakou is an independent researcher of opera and theatre. She has worked as a faculty member at the University of Crete (2009-2016), and as an affiliated lecturer at several other academic institutions. She is the author of the books Pavlos Carrer (Athens: Fagotto Editions, 2013) and “Interspersed with musical entertainment”. Music in Greek Salons of the Nineteenth Century (Athens, Hellenic Music Centre, 2017), co-authored with Alexandros Charkiolakis. She has widely published and has given numerous lectures on topics related to her research interests. From 2012 she has worked on the processing of the archive of the Italian theatre director Romeo Castellucci and his team, the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, and from 2016 she is documentation consultant and curator of the above-mentioned archive. She has conducted research as a grantee visiting scholar at California State University – Sacramento (2015). In 2016 she was awarded a research grant and research visitorship as part of the Balzan Prize in Musicology Towards a global history of music. Within this framework, she has curated the session “Greece: A cultural crossroads between East and West” at the University of Oxford (2016), and has conducted research at the Musikwissenschaftliches Institut, Universität Zürich (2017).
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