On Friday, April 6 at 3:00PM, Elise Bonner will present a talk, "Mother of the Fatherland: Catherine the Great and the Patriotism of Early Russian Opera," in conjunction with the Historical Musicology and Theory Colloquium Series.
Elise Bonner is a Lecturer and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia. She completed her Ph.D. in musicology at Princeton University in 2016. Her research focuses on eighteenth-century music, with an emphasis on music and aesthetics in the Russian Enlightenment and the political and intellectual history of opera at the court of Catherine the Great. Bonner’s research has been supported by fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Mellon Foundation, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the American Musicological Society. She has an essay on Russian theatrical politics and public opera forthcoming in Eighteenth-Century Music in Context.