Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
Lang Music Building 405
Micaela Baranello received the PhD in musicology from Princeton in June 2014. Her research interests include Viennese operetta, Richard Strauss, and Regietheater; her publications include articles in Cambridge Opera Journal ("Die lustige Witwe and the Birth of Silver Age Operetta" in the summer 2014 issue), a review in Opera Quarterly on Stefan Herheim, and an essay on Puccini's La rondine in The New York Times. Her dissertation, The Operetta Empire, considers "Silver Age" Viennese operetta in late imperial Viennese society and was the recipient of a Mellon/ACLS dissertation completion fellowship and a Fulbright study grant. Forthcoming works include an essay in the collection Watersheds on operetta and cosmopolitanism and an essay on Monteverdi, ballet, and race in Performing Homer: From Epic to Opera. She also has served as a dramaturg for the Bard Music Festival, has stage managed numerous operas, and writes the opera blog Likely Impossibilities.