In July, Elisabeth Kotzakidou Pace, Ph.D. delivered a video lecture at the Academy of Sacred Drama entitled “The Original Sin: Castrati Singers in the European Sacred Music Tradition,” and a conference paper at the 19th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music organized by the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire entitled “Where did all the Altos go? Voice-type symbolism and the representation of the Female Principle in J. S. Bach’s Church Cantatas, Masses, and Passions.” This latter she also presented earlier this year at the Fifth-Annual International Conference—Historical Performance: Theory, Practice, and Interdisciplinarity, organized by the Historical Performance Institute of Indiana University. The free video lecture is available to watch at the Academy’s website:

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