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Delphine Mordey

Delphine Mordey

Outreach & Impact Coordinator

Affiliated Lecturer

Research Fellow, Newnham College

Director of Music, Newnham College

Director of Studies, Churchill College,

Newnham College and Wolfson College

Office Phone: 01223 330174 (Newnham) 01223 768927 (Faculty)

Subject groups/Research projects

Nineteenth-Century Studies:

(French Operatic Culture from 1870)

Colleges, Departments and Institutes

Churchill College:
Director of Studies
Newnham College:
Director of Music and Director of Studies
Wolfson College:
Director of Studies

Key Publications

Articles and Chapters

1. 'Critical Battlegrounds in the French Third Republic', in The Cambridge History of Music Criticism, ed. Christopher Dingle (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)

2. 'Carmen, Communarde. Bizet, 'Habanera' (Carmen), Carmen, Act I', Cambridge Opera Journal, 28/2 (July 2016), pp. 215-219

3. 'Review Article: Operatic Stories', Cambridge Opera Journal, 25/1 (March 2013), pp. 105-116

4. ''Dans le palais du son, on fait de la farine': Performing at the Opéra during the 1870 siege of Paris', Music and Letters, 93/1 (February 2012), pp. 1-28

5. 'Moments Musicaux: High Culture in the Paris Commune', Cambridge Opera Journal, 22/1 (March 2010), pp. 1-31

6. 'Auber's Horses: L'Année terrible and Apocalyptic Narratives of French Music History', 19th-Century Music, 30/3 (Spring 2007), pp. 213-229


Other Publications


D. Mordey (trans.), Bertrand Jaeger, 'Review: Annotated Catalogue of Chopin's First Editions. By Christophe Grabowski and John Rink', Music and Letters, 94/1 (2013), pp. 163-166

D. Mordey (trans.), M. Grabocz, 'Review: Les écritures du temps - Edited by Fabien Lévy', Music Analysis, 25/3 (October 2006), pp. 359-368 


D. Mordey, ‘Donizetti: La Favorite DVD (Toulouse Opera)’, Nineteenth-Century Music Review (forthcoming, 2018)

D. Mordey, ‘Mark Everist, Annegret Fauser (eds), Music, Theater, and Cultural Transfer: Paris, 1830-1914 (Chicago, 2009)’, Cultural and Social History, 9/2 (June 2012), pp. 306-308

D. Mordey, ‘Jacques Depaulis, Reynaldo Hahn (Seguier, 2007)’, Fontes artis musicae, 56/1 (January-March 2009), pp. 90-91