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Alessandra Visconti

Assistant Professor of Instruction in Italian

MA, University of Illinois in Chicago

Alessandra Visconti’s research has focused on Italian diction for singers and conductors and the use of music in the language classroom. She is the coordinator of Italian 133-34, a year-long intensive course covering first and second year Italian. As a specialist in historic performance practice, she has recorded vocal music from the 12th to the 17th century, and has sung throughout Europe, the US, and Japan. Her publications include two Italian language manuals as well as translations of 17th century Italian poetry and opera libretti. She is currently researching the acquisition of Italian for speakers of Spanish and other Romance languages.           


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