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
Pierpaolo Polzonetti is Associate Professor of music and liberal studies. He specializes on opera and eighteenth-century music and culture. His research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the American Council for Learned Societies (ACLS), and the Earhart Foundation. His book, Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution (Cambridge University Press 2011) won the Lewis Lockwood book award and his article on Mozart’s Così fan tutte published in Cambridge Opera Journal has received the Einstein Award, both conferred by the American Musicological Society. His first book, Giuseppe Tartini e la musica secondo natura (LIM, 2001) is the winner of the ‘Premio Internazionale Latina di Studi Musicali.’ He is the coeditor of the Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Opera and is currently working on a book on Love, Food, and Opera.