Mauro CalcagnoMauro Calcagno

Associate Professor, Late Renaissance and Baroque History & Theory

Mauro Calcagno's work focuses on early opera, the madrigal, performance studies, digital humanities, and the history of theory and aesthetics, with an emphasis on early modern Italy. Publications include an article on Monteverdi's operas in the Journal of the American Musicological Society and various essays on Italian Baroque opera and Renaissance madrigal. His article on the aesthetics of voice in seventeenth-century music, published in the Journal of Musicology, received the Einstein Award from the American Musicological Society.

Calcagno is the author of From Madrigal to Opera: Monteverdi's Staging of the Self, published by University of California Press, and is working on a second book entitled Staging Baroque Opera Today. He guest-edited a 2008 Opera Quarterly issue devoted to early opera. His edition of Cavalli's Eliogabalo, used for performances in Brussels and Innsbruck under René Jacobs, is forthcoming for Baerenreiter. Calcagno is the director of a new online digital edition of Marenzio's secular works ( which was awarded a grant for 2011-14 by the National Endowment for the Humanities (see here).  He is also the editor of a volume of essays devoted to this composer to be shortly published by Brepols. He served as President of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society (2004-06) and in other functions in that Society and in the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music.

Prof. Calcagno previously taught at Harvard and joined the Stony Brook faculty in 2008.

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