English musicologist Winton Dean lectured on “Handel’s Operas Today” in Skinner Hall. His Handel's Dramatic Oratorios and Masques (1959) was both a definitive study of its subject and a defining model of musicological technique.  Handel’s Operas: 1704-1726 (1987) was followed by Handel’s Operas: 1726-1741 in 2008.