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Anthony DelDonna

Professor at Georgetown University

About Me

Anthony R. DelDonna is a specialist in early modern music, in particular 17th- and 18th-century Italian music, musicians, and culture. His research has focused primarily on opera, instrumental genres, archival studies, performance practice and ballet. Professor DelDonna’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Eighteenth-Century Studies, Early Music, Eighteenth-Century Music, Recercare, Studi musicali and Civiltà musicale as well as essays in scholarly volumes dedicated to the eighteenth century. He is the co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Opera (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), co-editor of Music as Cultural Mission: Explorations of Jesuit Practices in Italy and North America, and editor for Genre and Music in the 18th Century (Ann Arbor: Steglein Press, 2008). His monograph Opera, Theatrical Culture and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century Naples is published by Ashgate Press (2012). His critical edition of the oratorio Trionfo per l’Assunzione della Santissima Vergine (Nicola Ceva, 1705) will be published by Fondazione Arcadia and his essay “Cantatas in Honor of San Gennaro: Martyr, Miracle Worker and Musical Protagonist” will be published by The Journal of Musicology.

Courses and Programs taught by Anthony DelDonna