Associate professor


Lucio Tufano was born in 1970. He studied at the universities of Naples Federico II, Pavia-Cremona and Padua, and he was granted a scholarship at the Italian Institute for Historical Studies (Naples). He is currently an Associate Professor of Musicology and History of Music at the Department of Humanities of the University of Palermo. From May 2018 he is serving as general secretary of the Italian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. In 2015 he received the Giovanni Paisiello Prize from the Friends of Music Association “Arcangelo Speranza” of Taranto. His research activity is mainly focused on opera and the Eighteenth Century; in these fields he studies serious and comic librettos, the Neapolitan theatrical tradition and Mozart’s relationships with contemporary Italian composers; he is also interested in the history of institutions (theaters, academies) and the reception of ancient music between the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. His articles have appeared in national and international journals (Analecta musicologica, Studi musicali, Studi settecenteschi, Primo Ottocento, Hudební věda, Muzyka, Mozart-Studien, Pergolesi Studies). He published the collection of essays "I viaggi di Orfeo. Musiche e musicisti intorno a Ranieri Calzabigi" (Rome 2012), the critical edition of Giovanni De Gamerra’s librettos "Lucio Silla" and "Lucio Cornelio Silla dittatore" (Treviso 2013), and the introduction to the third volume of Carlo Goldoni’s "Drammi comici per musica" (Venice 2016).

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