Celine Frigau Manning

Associate Professor

University of Paris 8 - Institut Universitaire de France

Céline Frigau Manning is Associate Professor in Performance Studies and Italian at the University of Paris 8 and a member of the Institut universitaire de France. A graduate of the École Normale Supérieure, she has been a researcher at the Bibliothèque-musée de l’Opéra (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) and a resident scholar at the Villa Medici. In 2015, she was awarded a major five-year research grant entitled "Clinic of the Singer" by the Institut universitaire de France to investigate the relationships between music, opera, and the medical sciences in the nineteenth century.

In addition to this project, she is currently working on a book exploring the interaction between music and hypnosis in the nineteenth-century. She is the author of Chanteurs en scène : L’œil du spectateur au Théâtre-Italien, 1815-1848 (Champion, 2014), and editor of La Scène en miroir : Métathéâtres italiens, XVI e –XXI e siècle (Classiques Garnier, 2016). She has also co-edited two other volumes, Traduire le théâtre (PUV, 2017) and Collaborative Translation (Bloomsbury, 2016).

Her articles have appeared in Nineteenth-Century Music, Opera Quarterly, and L’Avant-Scène Opéra, and she recently edited a special issue of Laboratoire italien entitled "Italian Music and Medicine in the Nineteenth Century," forthcoming in Autumn 2017. Together with Isabelle Moindrot, in 2019 she will be hosting the third edition of the Transnational Opera Studies Conference – [email protected]