Karen Henson

Karen Henson is associate professor of Musicology at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century opera, singers and opera performance, and opera and technology. Professor Henson trained at the University of Oxford and in Paris, and her work has been supported by fellowships and awards from The British Academy, the Stanford Humanities Center, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. Her writing has appeared in the Cambridge Opera Journal, 19th-Century Music, the Journal of the American Musicological Society, and the edited volumes L’Opéra en France et en Italie and Le Spectaculaire dans les arts de la scène. She recently completed her first book, Opera Acts: Singers and Performance in the Late Nineteenth Century, which will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. She is now finishing an edited volume on sopranos and technology, which is also to appear with Cambridge, and working on a new project, on opera and early sound recording.


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