Dorothea E. Link

Portrait of Dorothea Link in officeDistinguished Research Professor 2018

Dorothea E. Link, professor in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has emerged as a major scholar of the music of the 18th century, particularly in the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the cultural life of Vienna, and the operatic milieu of that age. Her book The National Court Theatre in Mozart’s Vienna: Sources and Documents, 1783-1792 is one of the most significant reference books on Viennese musical culture during the last decade of Mozart’s life. Her influential work on the Viennese singers who first performed in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (1786) and Così fan tutte (1790) are critically important for late 18th-century musical scholarship. Her recent induction into lifetime membership of the Akademie für Mozart-Forschung at the Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg—currently accommodating only 25 scholars worldwide who are considered the premier research leaders of Mozart studies in their time—acknowledges the importance of her work by the international Mozart community.