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Faculty of Music


We are delighted to convey the news that Dr Ben Walton, Reader in Music History, has been elected to the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea). He will join around 4500 humanities, science and social science scholars from across the European continent nominated by peers for the quality of their research and their significant contribution to academic life. Dr Walton’s work centres on the early nineteenth century: he has written widely on operatic globalisation in the first half of the century, with an emphasis on touring opera troupes beyond Europe, on the reception of Gioachino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini, on the historiography of nineteenth-century music, on the intersections of opera and science in the nineteenth century, and on technologies of operatic staging. He is a former editor of the Cambridge Opera Journal; his most recent work has been funded by a Leverhulme Research Fellowship.