Description: Photograph of Dr. Michael B. Collins, Professor Emeritus of musicology, 1968-2001. During the Korean War, he enlisted in the military and enrolled at the Army Language School in Monterey, Calif. He acquired native fluency in Russian and was deployed to West Germany for Iron-Curtain duty. He earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at Stanford University, studying in Italy as a Fulbright Fellow. His instrument was the piano, and he specialized in the performance of Baroque music and the history of opera. His publications include critical editions of Scarlatti’s Tigrane (Harvard University Press) and Rossini’s Otello (Fondazione Rossini), and the 1984 co-edited book Opera and Vivaldi (University of Texas).
Date: April 2, 1986
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