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Burden, Prof. Michael John free


Born Adelaide, SA 14 March 1960; s of Robert Michael Burden and Margaret Anne Burden (née Leahy)

Professor of Opera Studies, since 2010 and Chair of Board, Faculty of Music, since 2015, University of Oxford; Fellow in Music and Pictures and Chattels Fellow, since 1995, and Dean, since 2001, New College, Oxford


Pulteney Grammar Sch., Adelaide; Univ. of Adelaide (BA 1980; BA Hons 1981; MA 1987); Univ. of Edinburgh (PhD 1991); MA Oxon 1995


University of Oxford: Stipendiary Lectr in Music, New Coll., 1989–95; Lectr in Opera Studies, 1995–2000; Reader in Music, 2002–10. Founder and Dir, New Chamber Opera, 1990–. Mem., various cttees, Arts Council of England, 1994–2001. Mem. Council, Royal Musical Assoc., 1999–2001. Pres., British Soc. for 18th Century Studies, 2010–13. Judge, Duff Cooper Prize, 2003–08. Visitor, Ashmolean Mus., Oxford, 2008–15. Trustee: Répertoire Internat. des Sources Musicales, UK, 2007–; Gerald Coke Handel Foundn, 2015–


Lost Adelaide: a photographic record, 1983, repr. 2002; Garrick, Arne and the Masque of Alfred, 1994; (ed) The Purcell Companion, 1995; Purcell Remembered, 1995; (ed) Performing the Music of Henry Purcell, 1996; (ed) A Woman Scorn’d: the myth of Dido, Queen of Carthage, 1998; (ed) Purcell’s Operas: the complete texts, 2001; (ed with J. Thorp) Le Ballet de la Nuit, 2010; Regina Mingotti: diva and impresario at the King’s Theatre, London, 2013; London Opera Observed 1711–1844, 5 vols, 2013; (ed with J. Thorp) The Works of Monsieur Noverre Translated from the French: Noverre, his circle, and the English lettres sur la danse, 2014; editions of music: Benedetto Marcello, Il pianto e il riso delle quattro stagioni, 2002; Henry Purcell, The Fairy-Queen, 2009; William Walton, The Bear, 2010; contribs to Music Rev., Early Music, Music and Letters, Royal Musical Assoc. Res. Chronicle, Studies in Music, Th. Notebook, Cambridge Companion to Th., Eighteenth-Century Music, Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Opera, Cambridge Hist. of Eighteenth-Century Music, Music in Art, Revue LISA/LISA, Jl for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Cambridge Opera Jl, Eighteenth Century Shakespeare


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