Amber Youell is an Executive Team Member of Morningside Opera. She is a mezzo-soprano and 18th-century scholar who loves wigs and coloratura. In October 2012, she completed her PhD in historical musicology from Columbia University, with a dissertation on opera, fashion, money, and politics at the court of Empress Maria Theresia. For Morningside's 2009 production of Alcide al bivio, Amber constructed a performance score from manuscript and acted as dramaturg. She has taught underground music courses at Columbia University and Manhattan College, and has been published in Early Modern Women and Eighteenth-Century Music. Amber received a Whiting Fellowship for her research in 2010-2011, and has received awards from the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music and Society for Eighteenth-Century Music. She helped design innovative classical music tours in Europe for premiere tour operator Tauck World Discovery.
Bio courtesy of Morningside Opera.