Jane Forner is a second-year PhD student originally from London, England. She finished her undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge in 2014, where she received the William Barclay-Squire prize for distinction in music history. Her undergraduate dissertation was a post-colonial reading of Thomas Ades 'Tempest' opera. Her main interests currently include European opera since 1800, particularly from interdisciplinary perspectives concerning visual art, literature, philosophy and social history; post-colonial studies; gender studies and Italian music since the 1930s. Jane is also a keen choral singer, clarinettist and saxophonist.
PhD Student in Historical Musicology