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Faculty of Music



PhD Student


I studied in Milan (BA, Modern Literature) and Maastricht, The Netherlands (MA Politics of Culture). In 2017 I obtained a second MA in Musicology at the University of Milan (2017) under the supervision of Emilio Sala. My academic interests centre on the musical exchanges across the Atlantic Ocean between the late eighteenth and the early nineteenth century with a focus on operatic cultures in Latin America. I joined the Faculty of Music in Cambridge as a PhD student (Jesus College) in 2018 under the supervision of Benjamin Walton with a project about the reception and production of Italian opera in postcolonial Mexico (1820-1830) through activity of the Spanish tenor and composer Manuel García. My academic work has been published by published by ‘Il Bollettino del Centro Rossiniano di Studi’ and Cambridge University Press.

Alongside my academic activities, I also work as a music critic and advisor with musical magazines and newspapers and institutions in Italy (Accademia Chigiana di Siena, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi) and Mexico (Música en México, National Museum of Art, National Broadcasting System of Mexico).

My studies in Cambridge are funded by the Cambridge Trust and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)


Italian opera 

Transnational history

Postcolonial history 

Latin American Studies

Italian Studies 



Key publications: 

‘«De Papatachos avanza el coro». Gioachino Rossini e la satira giornalistica nel Messico neoindipendente (1820-45)’. Pesaro, Bollettino del Centro Rossiniano di Studi, (July 2019)

‘Italian Opera and Creole Odentities: Manuel García in Independent Mexico (1826 – 1829)’ in Opera in Global and Transnational Perspective: Reimagining Italianità in the Long Nineteenth Century, edited by Axel Körner and Paulo M. Kühl (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, to be published).

Teaching and Supervisions


Supervisions for Undergraduate students