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Fred C. Petty
Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA 17013-2896)

Vocal Ornamentation: Dido's Lament: Opera Production

Research will focus on 3 projects: (1) Vocal ornamentation in Italian opera around 1800. Its thesis is that the so-called "Gluck reform" toward classical simplicity fell on deaf ears as far as late 18th century Italian opera is concerned; (2) Dido's Lament, a study in shifts in operatic style in the 18th century opera; and, (3) Research in the field of opera production.

Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Residential College Teacher Fellowships, 1976 - 1981

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1978 – 5/31/1979