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Annie J. Randall and Rosalind Gray Davis, Puccini and The Girl: History and Reception of The Girl of the Golden West, The University of Chicago Press

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Annie J. Randall has published three books and several articles on topics ranging from late eighteenth-century Singspiel and melodrama in German courts to 1960s transatlantic pop music.  Her book Puccini and ‘The Girl’: History and Reception of Girl of the Golden West (Univ. of Chicago Press [2004], coauthored with Rosalind Davis) was followed by the edited volume and website Music, Power, and Politics (Routledge, 2005).  Dusty! Queen of the Postmods (Oxford Univ. Press, 2009) is her most recent book publication.  She co-edits (with Harris Berger) the Music/Culture series of Wesleyan University Press and is an Associate Professor (Musicology) at Bucknell University.

Rosalind Gray Davis penned the critically acclaimed book "Puccini & The Girl," along with musicologlist Annie J. Randall. It is the first book to explore Giacomo Puccini’s most unique work, La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), about which musicologist Philip Gossett said, “the book will forever change how we think abut Puccini’s American opera.” The director of the Met Opera Archives says, “this brilliantly researched volume will help "Fanciulla" find its rightful place in the operatic repertory.”  Ms. Gray Davis studied at the University of California at Los Angeles, and is a board member and selected author for the Carmel Author’s Table and serves on the Board of Directors for the Carmel Bach Festival.