Callum Blackmore is a graduate student in historical musicology at Columbia University in the City of New York studying French opera in the long eighteenth century. His dissertation, “Opera at the Dawn of Capitalism: Staging Economic Change in France and Its Colonies from Rameau to Cherubini,” explores representations of economic life on the operatic stage in the lead-up to the French and Haitian Revolutions.
Originally hailing from New Zealand, Callum received his undergraduate degree from the University of Auckland, where his honours dissertation received the Drake Medal for musicology. Before moving to New York, he was awarded the Pettman DARE Fellowship, undertaking practice-based research in the North of England in association with Opera North and the University of Leeds. He has been published in Current Musicology and Naxos Musicology International and has presented his research at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society. His research has been supported by the Barker Fellowship and the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life.
for soprano and orchestra