Wendy Heller (us)
Wendy Heller specializes in the study of 17th- and 18th-century opera from interdisciplinary perspectives, with particular emphasis on gender and sexuality, art history, and the classical tradition. The winner of numerous awards and Fellowships, Heller has also been a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and the Villa I Tatti Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies Her numerous publications include the prize-winning Emblems of Eloquence: Opera and Women's Voices in Seventeenth-Century Venice, and she is currently completing a book on the reception of antiquity in Baroque opera. Heller is Professor of Music and Director of the Program in Italian Studies at Princeton University.
Relevant Publications on Monteverdi and Venetian Opera:
• "Emblems of Eloquence: Opera and Women's Voices in Seventeenth-Century Venice." Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.
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