Fiona Jane Schopf
Director of Opera Studies
Fiona Jane Schopf is Director of Opera Studies at Rose Bruford College. Previously she was lecturer in music at the University of Birmingham’s Lifelong Learning Centre following a performing career in America. She has lectured widely throughout the UK and has published chapters and articles on Wagner (“Senta, a reappraisal” in Wagner, Vol. 17, No. 3, Stewart Spencer, (Ed.), 1996; “Die Feen – Cutting Teeth or Cutting Edge?” in Wagner, Vol. 20, No. 2, Spencer, (Ed.), 1999; “Hagiography or realism: Wagner bio-pics” in Composers on Screen, Paul Fryer (Ed.), MacFarland, 2016) and Krenek (“Musical Responses to Lamentations” in Great is Thy Faithfulness, Robin A. Parry and Heath A. Thomas, (Eds.) Wipf and Stock, 2011). She founded and runs the “Music on Stage” conferences at Rose Bruford and edits the published papers (Studies in Musical Theatre, 4.1, Intellect Press, 2010; Music on Stage, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015, and the forthcoming Music on Stage 2, 2016).