Pierpaolo Polzonetti

Pierpaolo Polzonetti

Associate Professor
Program of Liberal Studies

Dottore in Lettere, University of Rome La Sapienza, 1995
M.A. in Musicology, Cornell University, 2001
Ph.D. in Musicology, Cornell University, 2003

Research Profile

Pierpaolo Polzonetti is Associate Professor of music and liberal studies at the University of Notre Dame. He specializes on opera and eighteenth-century music and culture. His article, “Tartini and the Tongue of Saint Anthony” (Journal of the American Musicological Society) received the 2015 Slim Award; his book, Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution (Cambridge University Press) received the Lockwood Book Award, and his article “Mesmerizing Adultery: Così fan tutte and the Kornman Scandal” (Cambridge Opera Journal) received the Einstein Award, all conferred by the American Musicological Society. He coedited the Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Opera and is currently writing a book on Opera and Food. His research work has been funded by Earhart Foundation, the American Council for Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Curriculum Vitae
Pierpaolo Polzonetti

Contact Information

215 O'Shaughnessy Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5639