Danielle Ward-Griffin specializes in the performance, mediatization, and production of twentieth-century opera in the US, UK, and Canada, focusing in particular on television broadcasting. Articles on these topics have appeared in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Cambridge Opera Journal, Opera Quarterly, Journal of the Society for American Music, Journal of Musicology, and Music & Letters. She has also contributed chapters on Benjamin Britten to Rethinking Britten, Benjamin Britten Studies and Britten in Context. Her articles have won the Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award from ASCAP, the Westrup Prize from the Music & Letters Trust, and the Ruth Solie Award from the North American British Music Studies Association. Her book, Televising Opera: Broadcasting and Performance in Anglo-American Culture (1945-75), is under contract with Oxford University Press and will appear in its Music/Media series.
Her research has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Society for American Music, and the Humanities Research Center at Rice, as well as grants from the Hagley Center for the History of Business, Society and Technology, the Ucross Foundation, and the Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. She is currently co-organizing an international conference on opera on television to be held in summer 2024, sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and Villa Vigoni (German-Italian Centre for European Dialogue).