Lecturer, Department of Music
Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
I hail from Calgary, AB, via Cambridge University (MPhil, 2005) and Cornell (PhD, 2011), and am a Lecturer in Music and Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton’s Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. I study the history of Italian opera during the so-called “long nineteenth century” (1789-1914). My doctoral research concerned the Pygmalion fable in Italian opera and pantomime during the period 1770 to 1815, and I am also working on a new edition of Puccini’s “American Opera,” La Girl of the Golden West, which premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 1910.