- Professor, Music
- MA, DPhil, University of Oxford
Karen Henson is a musicologist specializing in nineteenth-century opera, singers and opera performance, and opera and technology. She trained at the University of Oxford and in Paris, and before joining the faculty of the Aaron Copland School of Music she taught in the Department of Music, Columbia University, and the Frost School of Music, University of Miami. Henson is the author of Opera Acts: Singers and Performance in the Late Nineteenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and editor of Technology and the Diva: Sopranos, Opera, and Media from Romanticism to the Digital Age (Cambridge University Press, 2016). She is now writing a book about opera and early sound recording.