Corbett Bazler is Assistant Professor of Music at the Eastman School of Music/University of Rochester. He completed his Ph.D. in Historical Musicology at Columbia in 2013. He specializes in Italian Baroque opera, particularly the operas of Handel and his London contemporaries. His dissertation, titled “The Comedies of Opera Seria: Handel’s Post-Academy Operas, 1738-1743,” explored the relationship between Handel’s late operas, comic spoken theater, and other forms of British entertainment in mid-eighteenth-century London. Other research interests include late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century opera and issues surrounding operatic production and performance today.