Nordisk Netværk For Tidlig Musikdramatik
Nordic Network For Early Opera

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.
“La forza d’amore’ and ‘Monaca sforzata’:  Opera, Tarabotti, and the Pleasures of Debate.” In Arcangela Tarabotti, a Literary Nun in Baroque Venice, ed. Elissa Weaver. Ravenna:  Longo, 2006, 141-157.
“'O delle donne miserabil sesso':  Tarabotti, Ottavia, and L'incoronazione di Poppea.” Il Saggiatore Musicale 7 (2000), 5-46.
“Poppea's Legacy: The Julio-Claudians on the Venetian Stage.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 36 (Winter, 2005), 279-302.
“Tacitus Incognito:  Opera as History in L'incoronazione di Poppea.” Journal of the American Musicological Society 52 (1999), 39-96 . 
“Venice’s Mythic Empires:  Truth and Verisimilitude in Venetian Opera.”  In Opera from Monteverdi to Bourdieu, Victoria Johnson, Thomas Ertman, and Jane Fulcher, eds. Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2007

Full CV here (doc)