Martin Nedbal

School of Music - Music
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Murphy Hall
Room 338
University of Kansas
1530 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045


Ph.D., Musicology, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

M.A., Musicology, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

M.M., Clarinet Performance, Syracuse University

B.A., German and Russian Studies, Hamilton College

Moscow International University

Vienna University

Selected Publications

Nedbal, M. (in press). Mozart’s "Figaro" and "Don Giovanni," Operatic Canon, and National Politics in Nineteenth-Century Prague. 19th-Century Music.

Nedbal, M. (2017). Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera . Morality and Viennese Opera in in the Age of Mozart and Beethoven, Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press.

Nedbal, M. (2016). František Šír’s First Czech Translation of Mozart’s Final Opera Buffa and the Reception of Così fan tutte in Prague 1791-1831. Divadelní revue (Czech Theater Review), 27(2), 53-70.

Nedbal, M. (2016). Preaching (German) Morals in Vienna: The Case of Mozart and Umlauf. In Proceedings from "Mozart in Prague: A Joint Conference of the Mozart Society of America and the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music," Prague, Czech Republic, June 9-13, 2009 (pp. 277-286). Mozart Society of America. Society for Eighteenth-Century Music. Etnologický Ústav Akademie věd České Republiky.

Nedbal, M. (2015). Sex, Politics, and Censorship in Mozart's "Don Giovanni"/"Don Juan". In P. Hall (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Censorship. New York: Oxford University Press.

Nedbal, M. (2015). Reinterpreting "The Bartered Bride": Vasek as a Model for Britten's Albert Herring. Journal of Musicological Research, 34(4).

Nedbal, M. (2012). How Moral Is "Fidelio"?: Didacticism in the Finales of Beethoven's Leonore Operas. The Musical Quarterly, 95/2-3, 396-449.

Nedbal, M. (2012). Live Marionettes and Divas on the Strings: "Die Zauberflöte's" Interactions with Puppet Theater. The Opera Quarterly, 28/1-2, 20-36.

Nedbal, M. (2009). Mozart as a Viennese Moralist: "Die Zauberflöte" and its Maxims. Acta Musicologica, 81/1, 123-158.

Nedbal, M. (2007). Dvorak's "Armida" and the Czech Oriental 'Self '. Current Musicology, 84 , 25-52.

Selected Presentations

Nedbal, M. . (11/04/2016 - 11/04/2016). Building the National Opera Museum: Mozart in Nineteenth-Century Prague. Mozart Society of America’s 20th Anniversary Study Session, Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society. Vancouver, BC

Nedbal, M. . (08/07/2016 - 08/07/2016). Mozart and Da Ponte for Czechs and Germans: Così fan tutte in Prague, 1791-1831. Mozart Society of America’s Panel Session at the Mostly Mozart Festival. Lincoln Center, New York City

Nedbal, M. . (05/20/2016 - 05/20/2016). Censoring the Harem: ‘Handkerchief’ Moments in Eighteenth-Century Viennese Operas. Das Serail (1778) by Joseph Friebert in Historical, Socio-Political, and Cultural Context(s). Universität Mozarteum Salzburg

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