Dr. Natasha Roule
- Music History
- Ph.D., Harvard University
Dr. Natasha Roule received her PhD in historical musicology from Harvard University. Her research focuses on the convergence of opera, politics, and language in 17th- and 18th-century France, with an emphasis on the performance history of the tragédies en musique of Jean-Baptiste Lully. She is the recipient of multiple prestigious academic awards, including the Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship. She is currently working on her first book, which explores the interplay between opera and absolutism in provincial cities of ancien régime France.
Dr. Roule is committed to bridging the applications of her research to performance practice. In July 2018, she served on the faculty of Aquilon Music Festival, where she organized the modern premiere of La chûte de Phaëton, the only surviving parody opera from the 17th-century French provinces that targets the work of Jean-Baptiste Lully. She is also the co-founder and co-director of Les Enfants d’Orphée, a French baroque chamber ensemble.