Dr. Anna Papaeti

Dr. Anna Papaeti, Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow 

Anna Papaeti did undergraduate and postgraduate studies in music and musicology at King’s College London, where she completed her doctoral thesis in 2007.
Her thesis critically explores female representation and sacrificial love in Richard Wagner’s music dramas, using the psychoanalytic theories of Jacques Lacan. From 2004 to 2006 she worked at Publications at the Royal Opera House, London.
In 2006 she joined the team of the late Stefanos Lazaridis, then artistic director of the Greek National Opera, as Associate Dramaturg (2006–2009).
In 2010 she received a DAAD post-doctoral fellowship to conduct research on the postwar antifascist works of Hanns Eisler at the Universität der Künste, Berlin.
She is currently a Marie Curie Inter-European Fellow at the University of Göttingen, working on the musical culture of the Greek military Junta (1967–1974). Her research is funded under the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme following a competitive procedure.

Research Interests

Politics, Trauma and Cultural Mourning
Music and Torture
Nineteenth-century opera
Twentieth-century opera

Music Theatre


Selected Articles and Essays

Morag Grant, Anna Papaeti, Stephanie Leder, 'Die zersungene Seele: Musik als Instrument der Folter', in Musik in der Medizin, eds. Gunther Kreuz and Günther Bernatzky (Berlin: Springer, forthcoming).

Anna Papaeti and Áine Sheil, 'AIRossini: Opera as Critical Entertainment', Χρόνος | Chronos (August 2013)

'Music, Torture, Testimony: Reopening the Case of the Greek Junta (1967–1974)', the world of music (new series): Music and Torture | Music and Punishment vol. 2 (2013) no.1, guest editors M. J. Grant and Anna Papaeti, 67–89.

'Bearing Witness in Manoli…!: Political Opera in Postwar Cyprus', Music and Politics 6 no. 1 (Winter 2012).

'Den Widerstand Komponieren: Bertolt Brechts und Hanns Eislers Schweyk im zweiten Weltkrieg', in Musik-Konzepte Sonderband: Hanns Eisler, ed. Urlich Tadday (Munich: et+k, 2012).

‘The Stuttgart Ring on DVD: A Review Portfolio’, Opera Quarterly vol. 26 no. 1 (May 2010), 152–166.

‘Trauma, Memory and Forgetting: the Case of the Opera Manoli…!’, in Trauma, Media, Art: New Perspectives, eds Mick Broderick and Antonio Traverso (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010), 135–147.

‘Family Troubles’, Der Ring des Nibelungen Programme, The Royal Opera, London (Oct 2007, reprinted in 2012).

‘Turandot and the Riddles of the Sphinx’, Turandot Programme, The Royal Opera, London (July 2006; reprinted in 2007 by Greek National Opera and in 2008 by The Royal Opera, London).

‘Redemption Through Love: Brünnhilde’s Sacrifice’, Götterdämmerung Programme, The Royal Opera, London (Apr 2006).