Brianna Robertson-Kirkland is Lecturer of Historical Musicology at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and she has a particular interest in historically informed performance practice, opera singers and singing, historical education and eighteenth-century studies. Her book, Venanzio Rauzzini and the Birth of a New Style in English Singing: Scandalous Lessons was published in 2022. She has been a visiting researcher at the University of Sydney and at Chawton House.

She is the Principal Investigator for the Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded project, Scotland’s Singing for Health Network. Brianna is also the Research Associate and Co-Editor of the Tea-Table Miscellany for the AHRC-funded project ‘The Edited Collection of Allan Ramsay’. She is on the board of the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies and is the Music Editor for BSECS Criticks.

Past projects include establishing the Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded network, the Eighteenth-century Arts Education Research Network and working as Research Assistant for the Romantic National Song Network, also funded by Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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Research Interests

Singers, opera, eighteenth-century theatre


16th November 2023

Fully-funded PhD opportunity – Oxford University and the National Trust

Brianna Robertson-Kirkland

9th July 2022

Roseliska! at The Prisoner’s Theatre, Portchester Castle

Brianna Robertson-Kirkland

28th June 2022

Call for information: Nancy Roberts (1885-1962)

Brianna Robertson-Kirkland

21st June 2022

Cardboard Gothic: Damsels, Demons and Heroes

Brianna Robertson-Kirkland