Ellen Rosand

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1940 –


Who is Ellen Rosand?

Ellen Rosand is an American musicologist, historian, and opera critic who specializes in Italian music and poetry of the 16th through 18th centuries. Her work has been particularly focused on the music and culture of Venice and Italian opera of the baroque era. She is an acknowledged expert on the operas of Handel and Vivaldi, and on Venetian opera. Her books include Opera in Seventeenth-Century Venice: The Creation of a Genre and Monteverdi's last operas: a Venetian trilogy. She has also contributed articles to numerous publications, including The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

Rosand is a graduate of Vassar College, Harvard University, and New York University. From 1981-1983 she was editor of the Journal of the American Musicological Society. From 1992-1994 she was President of the American Musicological Society, and from 1997-2002 she was Vice-president of the International Musicological Society. In 1990 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2007 she was the recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award.

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Feb 28, 1940
  • United States of America
  • PhD, New York University
    ( - 1971)
Lived in
  • New York City

on July 23, 2013


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