Mauro Calcagno

[photo of Mauro Calcagno]
Director of the Center for Italian Studies
Associate Professor of Music
Secondary Appointment in Italian Studies
Contact Information
Email: 
mauroca@sas.upenn.edu
Phone: 
215-573-0196 (CIS); 215-898-8659 (Music) [please do not leave messages]
Office Location: 
Williams Hall 549 and Music Building 328
Office Hours: 
Tuesday 2:30-5:30 (Music Building)

Mauro Calcagno received his training in Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Rome, in Piano at the Conservatory S. Cecilia, and in Musicology at Yale. He was previously on the faculty at Harvard, where he was a member of the Committee for the Lauro De Bosis Lectureship in the History of Italian Civilization, and at Stony Brook University, where he collaborated with the Center for Italian Studies. His monograph on Monteverdi (From Madrigal to Opera: Monteverdi's Staging of the Self, University of California Press) investigates the influence of Petrarchism and Marinism on late Renaissance and Baroque music. Currently, he is writing a book on early Italian opera as presented by today’s experimental visual artists and theatre directors. Prof. Calcagno's work focuses on text/music relationships, musical dramaturgy and theatricality, performance studies, digital humanities, Baroque opera, and the madrigal. He is the co-director of the Marenzio Online Digital Edition, which has been funded by a grant of the National Endowment for the Humanities.