Elena Arredondo Farel

PhD student in Musicology
Graduate Certificate, American Culture Studies Program
research interests:
  • African-American opera in the late nineteenth
  • early twentieth centuries
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    Elena researches African American composers and performers of opera: her dissertation will focus on African American performers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and how they created stages and performing opportunities. She is also interested in archival work, reception history, and other aspects of operatic and choral performance in the United States.

    “Sissieretta Jones and Performing the Prima Donna,” American Musicological Society, 2020  
    “’His Brilliant and Manly Voice’”: Jules Bledsoe and Black Masculinity in Opera,” Society for American Music, 2021.