Rebecca Haidt Lecture

"Scripting the urban working woman in tonadillas and cuplés"


The lyric solo of the female worker, that is, the staged sung representation of urban working women's experience, is a performance genre cultivated across multiple types of musical spectacle, from entr'acte tonadillas to género chico to género ínfimo.  This talk will trace connections between the singing of eighteenth-century maja characters, and that of early twentieth-century costureras, modistillas, typists and flower sellers.


Rebecca Haidt is a Professor of Iberian Studies at Ohio State University.


Her lecture will be on Monday, April 20th at 4:00pm in Rockefeller 002