Dr. phil.

Andrea Sommer-Mathis

Tel.   (+43 1) 515 81 – 3313


Born 1956 in Vienna. Studies in Drama and Romance Philology at Vienna University. Since 1984 collaborator at the Commission for History of Theatre, since 1999 at the Institute of Culture Studies and History of Theatre (Austrian Academy of Sciences). From 2000 to 2007 Head of Administration of the Historical Institute at the Austrian Cultural Forum in Rome.

Areas of Specialization

Theatre, Festivities, Ceremonies at the Habsburg Courts in the Early Modern Period in European Connex, Italian Librettos of the 17th and 18th Centuries.

Publications (selection)

Spettacolo barocco. Performanz, Translation, Zirkulation.  Edited by Elisabeth Großegger, Andrea Sommer-Mathis and Katharina Wessely, Wien: Hollitzer Verlag 2018
Spettacolo barocco! Triumph des Theaters. Edited by Andrea Sommer-Mathis, Daniela Franke and Rudi Risatti, Petersberg: Michael Imhof Verlag 2016
Inszenierung und Gedächtnis. Soziokulturelle und ästhetische Praxis. Edited by Hermann Blume, Elisabeth Großegger, Andrea Sommer-Mathis and Michael Rössner, Bielefeld: transcript 2014
Italian Opera in Central Europe, 1614–1780, Bd. 2: Italianità: Image and Practice. Hg. von Corinna Herr, Herbert Seifert, Andrea Sommer-Mathis und Reinhard Strohm (= Musical Life in Europe 1600–1900), Berlin: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2008
Pietro Metastasio (1698–1782) – uomo universale. Festgabe der ÖAW zum 300. Geburtstag von Pietro Metastasio. Edited by Andrea Sommer-Mathis and Elisabeth Th. Hilscher, Wien: Verlag der ÖAW 2000

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