Philip Gossett, scholar of 19th-century Italian opera, 1941–2017

We are saddened by the loss of Philip Gossett, Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the Humanities Division. Gossett served as Chair of the Department of Music from 1978-84, and again in 1989.

Read about Phil's life and legacy in the articles below. 

UChicago News: Philip Gossett, scholar of 19th-century Italian opera, 1941–2017

Chicago Tribune: Philip Gossett, scholar of 19th-century Italian opera, is dead at 75

New York Times: Philip Gossett, Scholar Who Brought Operas Back to Life, Dies at 75