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French Opera in the 17th and 18th CenturiesSeries Editor: Desmond Hosford
This series of facsimile scores makes available to the scholar the music and libretti of the early operas during an important period in the development of the genre. With accompanying articles by the editors, themselves accomplished scholars in the field, this series offers previously little-known material of this rich period in operatic history.
Desmond Hosford is director of the Foundation for French and Francophone Musical Cultures at the Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation, and a senior editor at the Repertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM). He earned a Ph.D. in musicology and a Ph.D. in French from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Desmond specializes in and has published widely on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French tragedy, tragédie en musique, the Bourbon court of France, animal philosophy, early modern gender and sexuality, and French Orientalism.