Adeline Mueller received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011 with a dissertation entitled 'Zauberkinder: Children and Childhood in Late Eighteenth-Century Singspiel and Lieder'. She is currently the Weston Junior Research Fellow in Music at New College, Oxford. Her scholarly work focuses on the cultural politics of vocal and dramatic music during the German Enlightenment; musical constructions of childhood and the family; and the historical reception of the comic and popular theatre. In 2010, she organized an international conference at UC Berkeley on the reception and historiography of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte; several of the papers presented at that conference, as well as some new research undertaken since then, are slated to be published in a forthcoming issue of Opera Quarterly for which Dr Mueller will serve as guest editor.
Dr Mueller has also published and presented papers on Wagner, music and silent film, and eighteenth-century ballet.