Selected publications


Till, Nicholas (2019) “A Free and Knightly Art”: Monteverdi’s Toccata for Orfeo and the neo-chivalric ideal in early seventeenth-century Italy. Journal of Seventeenth Century Music, 25 (1). ISSN 1089-747X

Till, Nicholas (2017) Pop Star to Opera Star: labour, skill and value in musical performance. Studies in Musical Theatre, 10 (2). pp. 209-226. ISSN 1750-3159

Till, Nicholas (2015) [Review] David Roesner (2013) Musicality in theatre: music as model, method and metaphor in theatre-making. Music and Letters, 96 (2). pp. 304-306. ISSN 0027-4224

Till, Nicholas (2015) Joy in repetition: critical genealogies of musical minimalism. Performance Research, 20 (5). pp. 134-137. ISSN 1352-8165

Till, Nicholas (2015) Theses for a sceno-sonic turn. Theatre and Performance Design, 1 (1-2). pp. 107-125. ISSN 2332-2551

Till, Nicholas (2014) [Review] Rosamund Bartlett, Sarah Daswell (eds.) (2012) Victory over the sun: the world's first futurist opera. Music and Letters, 95 (1). pp. 116-229. ISSN 0027-4224

Till, Nicholas (2014) [Review] Mauro P. Calcagno (2012) From madrigal to opera: Monteverdi’s staging of the self. Renaissance Quarterly, 67 (3). pp. 1053-1054. ISSN 0034-4338

Till, Nicholas (2013) Stefano Gervasoni's Pas si: staging a music theatre work based on a text by Samuel Beckett. Contemporary Theatre Review, 23 (2). pp. 220-232. ISSN 1048-6801

Till, Nicholas (2011) [Review] Michael Freyhan (2009) The authentic Magic Flute libretto: Mozart's autograph or the first full-score edition? Music and Letters, 92 (3). pp. 484-486. ISSN 1477-4631

Till, Nicholas (2010) [Review] David J. Buch (2008) Magic flutes & enchanted forests: the supernatural in eighteenth-century musical theater. Music and Letters, 91 (2). pp. 263-266. ISSN 0027-4224

Till, Nicholas (2009) [Review] Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (c. 1790) Cosi fan Tutte. Opera Quarterly, 25 (1-2). pp. 145-149. ISSN 0736-0053

Till, Nicholas (2005) On the Difficulty of Saying 'We': The Unheimliche Heimat in the Music Theatre of Christoph Marthaler. Contemporary Theatre Review, 15 (2). pp. 219-233. ISSN 1477-2264

Till, Nicholas, Chamberlain, F, Ellis, S, Mock, R and Whelan, JC (2004) Reflections on Practice as Research following the PARIP Conference 2003. Studies in Theatre and Performance, 24 (2). pp. 129-141. ISSN 14682761

Till, Nicholas (2004) 'First-Class Evening Entertainments': Spectacle and Social Control in a Mid-Victorian Music-Hall. New Theatre Quarterly, 20 (1). pp. 3-18. ISSN 0266-464X

Till, Nicholas (2004) 'I don't mind if something's operatic, just as long as its not opera: A Critical Practice for New Opera and Music Theatre. Contemporary Theatre Review, 14 (1). 15-24.. ISSN 1477-2264

Till, Nicholas (1998) The Spectator as Performer: Thomas Schutte at the Whitechapel Art Gallery. Performance Research, 3 (2). pp. 112-117. ISSN 1352-8165

Till, Nicholas (1998) The Uses of Gravity: The Everyday Sublime in the Work of Station House Opera. Architectural Design, 68 (7-8). pp. 12-15. ISSN 0003-8504

Till, Nicholas (1996) The Ear of Man Hath Not Seen: Reflections on Varese's Deserts with video by Bill Viola and Christian Boltankski's staging of Schubert's Winterreise. Performance Research, 3 (1). pp. 91-93. ISSN 1352-8165


Till, Nicholas (1992) Mozart and the Enlightenment: Truth, Virtue and Beauty in Mozart's Operas. Faber and Faber/W.W,Norton (USA) W. W. Norton & Co.; Reprint edition (30 Jun 1995). ISBN 978-0393313956

Till, Nicholas (1985) The Life and Times of Rossini. Midas Books. ISBN 0711909881

Book Section

Till, Nicholas (2016) “Sound Houses”: music, architecture, and the postmodern sonic. In: Oxford handbook of sound and image in western art. Oxford University Press, pp. 163-191. ISBN 9780199841547

Till, Nicholas (2015) Foreword: Heiner Goebbels: a composer who composes theatre. In: Collins, Jane (ed.) Aesthetics of absence : texts on theatre. Routledge, Abingdon, vii-xi. ISBN 9780415831048

Till, Nicholas (2013) A new glimmer of light: opera, metaphysics and mimesis. In: Symonds, Dominic and Karantonis, Pamela (eds.) The legacy of opera: reading music theatre as experience and performance. Themes in theatre (7). Rodopi, Amsterdam, pp. 39-64. ISBN 9789042036918

Till, Nicholas (2012) Hearing voices: transcriptions for the phonogram of a schizophrenic: music-theatre for performer and audio-visual media. In: Rebstock, Matthias and Roesner, David (eds.) Composed theatre: aesthetics, practices, processes. Intellect Books, Bristol and Chicago, pp. 185-199. ISBN 9781841504568

Till, Nicholas (2011) Orpheus Conquistador. In: Opera Indigene: Re/Presenting First Nations and Indigenous Cultures. Ashgate, pp. 15-30. ISBN 978-0-7546-6989-0

Till, Nicholas (2010) Idomeneo and the background of the Enlightenment. In: Kahn, G (ed.) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo. OneWorld Classics. ISBN 9781847495396

Till, Nicholas (2010) "Oh, to make boardes to speak!". In: Collins, J and Nisbet, A (eds.) Theatre and Performance Design: A Reader in Scenography. Routledge, pp. 154-161. ISBN 978-0-415-43210-8

Till, Nicholas (2009) Stefano Gervasoni - Pas si. In: Ferrari, G (ed.) Pour une scene actuelle. L'Harmatton. ISBN 9782296107113

Till, Nicholas (2007) Modernity, Modernism and the Aporias of Opera. In: Ferrari, G (ed.) LA MUSIQUE ET LA SCÈNE: L'Ecriture musicale et son expression scenique au xxe siecle. L'Harmatton, Paris, 102-114.. ISBN 978-2-296-04492-0

Till, Nicholas (2006) Investigating the Entrails: Post-Operatic Music Theatre in Europe. In: Ridout, N and Kelleher, J (eds.) Contemporary Theatres in Europe: A Critical Companion. Routledge, pp. 34-46. ISBN 978-0-415-32940-8

Till, Nicholas (2005) Space, Time and Gender in the Film d'Art Carmen of 1910. In: Perrian, C and Davies, A (eds.) Carmen: from Silent Film to MTV. Rodopi, pp. 9-21. ISBN 978-90-420-1964-5

Till, Nicholas (2003) Heiner Goebbels: Ein Strassenkampfer. In: Rogger, B (ed.) Composers-in-Residence: Lucerne Festival, Sommer 2003. Stroemfeld Verlag. ISBN 978-3-87877-932-2

Edited Book

Bailes, Sara Jane and Till, Nicholas, eds. (2014) Beckett and musicality. Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey, England/Burlington, US. ISBN 9781472409638

Till, Nicholas (2012) The Cambridge companion to opera studies. Cambridge companions to music . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9780521671699


Till, Nicholas and Cook, Kandis (2007) The National Taste: site-specific audio-visual installation,. [Show/Exhibition]


Till, Nicholas (2008) Pas Si. Production of music theatre work by Stefano Gervasoni. [Performance]

Till, Nicholas (2006) Hearing Voices: Transcriptions of the Phonogram of a Schizophrenic. For soprano and audio-visual media. [Performance]

Till, Nicholas (2004) Agamemnon Takes a Bath: libretto for opera by Hilda Paredes. [Performance]

Till, Nicholas (2003) At Home with Art (revised version). [Performance]

Till, Nicholas (2001) At Home with Art: Music Theatre for performer and CD player. [Performance]

Till, Nicholas (2000) First Class Evening Entertainments: Rational Recreation for three performance artists, vocal quartet and electronic sound. [Performance]

Till, Nicholas (1999) Silent Movie Opera (Carmen, 1910): Music Theatre for three singers, electronics and video. [Performance]

Till, Nicholas (1998) Songs of Love & Desire: Music Theatre based on Monteverdi's Fourth Book of Madrigals for four solo voices and electronics. [Performance]