Gabrielle Ferrari

Gabrielle Ferrari is a PhD student at Columbia University researching gender and sexuality in British music, twentieth-century opera, and classical music and popular culture. She has degrees in music and English literature from Southern Methodist University and her Masters in Historical Musicology from Columbia University. If she isn't watching opera, writing about an opera, or reading about an opera, she's probably singing opera. When she's feeling a little bit wild, she dabbles in oratorio and musical theater.


Close encounters Close encounters

Zauberland: An Encounter with Schumann’s Dichterliebe touched on themes of forced migration, loss, exile, and dehumanization.

on October 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Nearly there Nearly there

On Site Opera’s Turn of the Screw, an immersive production set in the Bronx’s Wave Hill Gardens, featured mostly good singing and a few directorial and technological missteps.

on October 26, 2019 at 5:18 PM
Orientation Orientation

There were plenty of Turan-do’s and only a few Turandon’ts at the Met’s Turandot Sunday afternoon.

on October 07, 2019 at 4:29 PM
Portrait of a Lady on fire Portrait of a Lady on fire

My blood sure boiled at this revival of the Met’s utterly punchable production of Macbeth.

on September 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Aestival body Aestival body

Broadway star Kelli O’Hara stepped out of her comfort zone.

on September 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Drama is real Drama is real

Teatro Nuovo put on a perfectly delightful show on Thursday night.

on July 01, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Ringing in my queers Ringing in my queers

Stonewall threads some difficult needles with great success overall in this last installment of New York City Opera’s Pride Month Programming.

on June 22, 2019 at 7:06 PM
Of two minds Of two minds

I wanted to like As One. I really did.

on June 04, 2019 at 9:00 AM