Boyd, Melinda J.
Dr. Melinda J. Boyd is an Associate Professor of Music History at the University of Northern Iowa. She received her Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of British Columbia.209 1-4955-0759-9
This book is intended to broaden our understanding of opera by investigating the contributions of selected women composers who successfully navigated educational, institutional and social restrictions, and traditions in order to bring their operas to the public theaters, where their lives, as well as their works, were subject to scrutiny and criticism of the musical press. Ingeborg von Bronsart (1840-1913), Ethel Smyth (1858-1944), and Thea Musgrave (b. 1928) all made distinguished contributions to their art, producing operas of considerable artistic merit that were admired by many of their contemporaries.