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Lamont School of Music

Newman Center for the Performing Arts


Antonia L. Banducci, PhD

Antonia Banducci

Associate Professor, Musicology

Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 319

Antonia L. Banducci specializes in French Baroque opera. A Fulbright Scholar, her dissertation, Tancrède by Antoine Danchet and André Campra: Performance History and Reception (1702-1764)," (Washington University, St. Louis, 1990) received the National Opera Association's First Biennial Award for Best Dissertation on an Operatic Topic. She has presented papers at both national and international musicology meetings and recently completed a three-year term as Secretary of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music. Her articles have appeared in Early Music, Eighteenth-Century Music and the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music.


"Du jeu scénique et de son effet dramatique : l'apport des didascalies manuscrites scéniques dans les livrets et partitions" ("Staging and its Dramatic Effect: The Contribution of Manuscript Prompt Notes in Librettos and Scores"), trans. Jaqueline Waeber. In Musique et Geste en France de Lully à la Révolution: Études sur la musique, le théâtre et la danse, Jacqueline Waeber, ed., 115-128. Bern: Peter Lang, 2009.

"Lully Opera Highlighted at 2007 Boston Early Music Festival," 17th-Century Music (Society for Seventeenth-Century Music newsletter) 17/1 (2007): 12, 14 (co-authored with Rebecca Harris-Warrick).

Editor. André Campra, Tancrède, tragédie en musique (facsimile edition with introduction and appendices). French Opera in the 17th and 18th Centuries. Vol. 18. Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press, 2006.

"The Opera Atelier Performance (Toronto, 2000): The Spirit of Lully on the Modern Stage" (Review-Essay). The Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music 10, no. 1.

"Staging and Its Dramatic Effect in French Baroque Opera: Evidence from Prompt Notes." Eighteenth-Century Music 1 (2004): 5-28.

"Staging a tragédie en musique: A 1748 promptbook of Campra's Tancrède." Early Music 21 (1993): 180-190.

Recent Courses:

Seminars: Baroque Opera on Stage; History of Opera: From Monteverdi to Minimalism; Topics in Modern Opera; The Making of Romantic Music: Paris and Leipzig in the 1830s; Topics in Baroque Music with an Emphasis on Performance Practice; Undergraduate courses: Medieval and Renaissance periods; Baroque period; Classical period.