Elinor Olin is Visiting Associate Professor of Music History at Northern Illinois University. Her research about melodrama, regionalism, French cultural nationalism and opera has appeared in numerous publications. Olin is an active flutist, pre-concert lecturer and the founder of Opera Immersion Seminars.
Ph.D, Music History and Literature, Northwestern University
B.M., Flute Performance, University of the Pacific
“Le Roi d’Ys: Mythical Construction of a Regionalist Ideology,” in The Oxford Handbook of Music and Medievalism
, ed. Stephen Meyer and Kristin Yri. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming (2019).
“Verdi: Il trovatore,” Lyric Opera Commentaries, 2018. https://www.lyricopera.org/concertstickets/insidelyric/podcasts/1819-opera-commentaries
“Reconstructing Greek Drama: Saint-Saëns and the Melodramatic Ideal,” in Melodramatic Voices: Understanding Music Drama
, ed. Sarah Hibberd. Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera, 3. Surrey: Ashgate, 2011. Concerts de l’Opéra
1895-1897: New Music at the Monument Garnier
,” 19th Century Music
16, no. 3 (Spring 1993): 253-266.
Upcoming Talks and ConferencesPre-concert lectures for An American Dream, chamber opera by Jack Perla, libretto by Jessica Murphy-Moo (March 2019, Lyric Opera of Chicago).
Opera Immersion Seminar – Santa Fe, July 29-August 2, 2019.
MembershipsAmerican Musicological Society
Japanese American Service Committee