Ellen Lockhart holds a PhD from Cornell University in Musicology. Her dissertation, "Moving Statues: The Rise and Fall of Pygmalion, 1770-1815," was the recipient of a Donald Jay Grout Memorial Prize; this research has been published in the form of articles in Eighteenth-Century Music and the Cambridge Opera Journal. Her critical edition of Donizetti's Betly was published by Ricordi in 2011, and she is currently reconstructing an early version of Puccini's La fanciulla del West for a 2014 performance conducted by Riccardo Chailly (with a complete critical edition to follow). Ellen recently completed a DAAD Fellowship on "Media (Theory), Performance (Theory), andMise-en-Scene," led by David Levin at the University of Chicago. She studies opera of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly as it intersects with the history of science and epistemologies of the senses. She is currently at work on a book, provisionally titled Animation, Plasticity, and Music in Italy, 1770-1830; and a volume of essays, co-edited with James Davies, following their conference Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1800-1850, at King's College London in October 2013. At Princeton, she teaches seminars and lectures on the history of opera, critical editing, and discourses of animation from Ovid to Disney. Ellen is an enthusiastic performer of chamber music, both on the viola and on the piano. She is also the Resident Faculty Fellow of Butler College at Princeton.