Welcome to my website. I am a UK-based musicologist and cultural historian. My research is concerned primarily with 19th- and early 20th-century opera and operatic culture, and with postmodern interpretations and appropriations of opera. I am the author of two books, The Puccini Problem: Opera, Nationalism, and Modernity (Cambridge University Press) and Opera: A Beginner’s Guide (Oneworld).
Here you can find information about: my research and publications; the BA and MA courses I teach at Oxford Brookes University; areas of PhD supervision I can offer; the opera research unit I co-direct at Brookes (OBERTO); and my work with opera companies, the media and the public. You will also find a blog, where I write about various opera-related matters but particularly my new, British-Academy funded project on opera in Britain between the Wars.
I am always looking for opportunities to collaborate with other people who share my research interests, so please contact me (details here) if you are interested in studying with me or finding out more about my work. You can also follow me on Twitter: @amwilson_opera