Anthony R. DelDonna
Program Director & Associate Prof. of Musicology
Department of Performing Arts
6E-02 New North
Anthony R. DelDonna is a specialist in eighteenth-century topics and in particular Neapolitan music, musicians and culture. He earned the Ph.D. in Historical Musicology “with distinction” from The Catholic University of America (1998). His research has focused primarily on opera, archival studies, performance practice and ballet. Prof. 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 18th century Opera (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009) and editor for Genre and Music in the 18th century (Ann Arbor: Steglein Press, 2008). Together with Antonio Caroccia, DelDonna has published a series of performance editions for clarinet and piano by Ferdinando Sebastiani (1803-1860) with Castejon Music Editions. DelDonna's monograph Opera, Theatrical Culture and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century Naples is published by Ashgate Press (2012). His transcription of the oratorio Trionfo per l’Assunzione della Santissima Vergine (Nicola Ceva, 1705) will be published by Fondazione Arcadia.
- Ph.D. (1998) The Catholic University of America, Historical Musicology
- Italian (speak, read, write)