Rebecca Harris-Warrick

Music, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

118 Lincoln Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-7141

Rebecca Harris-Warrick

Music, College of Arts and Sciences


Opera in France, seventeenth through nineteenth centuries; ballets and operas of Jean-Baptiste Lully and Jean-Philippe Rameau; dance at the court of Louis XIV; critical editions of ballet and opera scores (Lully, Donizetti); performance practices in French seventeenth- and eighteenth-century musical theater; collaborations with performers

Current Research Interests

Dance in French opera in the era of Rameau; music for the grotesque Italian dancers on the international performing circuit in the mid-eighteenth century; French baroque opera staging practices; editing court ballets of Jean-Baptiste Lully


John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Research Fellowship
Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship
National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship

Selected Publications

Harris-Warrick, Rebecca. Dance and Drama in French Baroque Opera: A History. Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Harris-Warrick, Rebecca. “Reading Roland.” Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music 16, no. 1 (2010).

Cornell Research Website Article

At the Opera—In Baroque France