Jeremy Coleman is Resident Lecturer in Music in the Department of Music Studies, School of Performing Arts, University of Malta, and Area Director in Research for the School of Performing Arts UM. Prior to his current position in Malta, he was based in Aberdeen, lecturing on a part-time basis in the Music Department at the University of Aberdeen and concurrently (for a term in 2017-18) in the Department of Comparative Literature, King’s College London. During this time, he also pursued a freelance career as a collaborative pianist, specialising in art song and chamber music repertoire.

Dr Coleman is a musicologist and performer with wide interests in research and teaching which centre on music and social theory, performance, criticism, and music historiography. His first book _Richard Wagner in Paris: Translation, Identity, Modernity_ appeared with Boydell & Brewer in 2019 and has been reviewed in The Wagner Journal (Heath Lees), The Musical Times (Arnold Whittall), Choice (Brian Doherty), Wagner Notes (Peter Bloom), Die Musikforschung (Stephanie Schroedter), Volupté: Interdisciplinary Journal of Decadence Studies (Michael Craske), Opera (Chris Walton), Transposition: Musique et Sciences Sociales (Jennifer Rushworth), Opera News (David J. Baker), and Notes (Woodrow Steinken) (“Original, valuable and highly absorbing, especially where it unpacks new and exhilarating discourses from fields other than musicology…a fascinating story” THE WAGNER JOURNAL). He has published articles and book reviews in journals including Current Musicology, The Chopin Review and the Marx & Philosophy Review of Books, and has translated academic papers. He has also contributed numerous entries in The Cambridge Wagner Encyclopedia (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and The Cambridge Stravinsky Encyclopedia, eds. Edward Campbell and Peter O’Hagan (Cambridge University Press, 2021). He is a peer reviewer for several Cambridge University Press journals.


2016 PhD in Musicology, King’s College London

2011 MPhil in Musicology, Clare College Cambridge

2010 BA Hons in Music, Clare College Cambridge

Other Publications


Richard Wagner in Paris: Translation, Identity, Modernity (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2019). Hardback, 212 pages. ISBN: 9781783274420.

Articles/Book Chapters

‘Critical Dislocations: Champfleury’s Richard Wagner (1860)’, Reading Texts in Music and Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century, eds. Katharine Ellis and Phyllis Weliver (forthcoming 2025).

‘Redemption from the Redeemer? Review Article on Roger Scruton and Wagner’s Parsifal, The Wagner Journal 15/1 (Mar., 2021), 50-60.

‘“in ein fernes Land”: The Politics of Translation in Wagner’s Arrangement of Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide, The Wagner Journal 13/2 (July 2019), guest ed. Roger Allen, 28-48.


Mark Berry and Nicholas Vazsonyi, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen (Cambridge University Press, 2020), in Music & Letters 102/3 (2021).

Naomi Waltham-Smith, Music and Belonging Between Revolution and Restoration (Oxford University Press, 2017); Daniel K. L. Chua, Beethoven and Freedom (Oxford University Press, 2017), in Marx & Philosophy Review of Books (online), 10 March 2019.

‘Found in Translation’: Review of Richard Wagner, The Ring of the Nibelung, trans. John Deathridge (Penguin Classics, 2018), The Wagner Journal 13/1 (March 2019), ed. Barry Millington, 82-85.

David Frick, trans., Chopin’s Polish Letters (Fryderyk Chopin Institute, 2016), in The Chopin Review I (2018), 112-115.

‘The Body in the Library’: Review of Richard Wagner Sämtliche Werke, in The Wagner Journal 11/3 (November, 2017), guest ed. Tash Siddiqui, 86-92.

Eva Rieger, Richard Wagner’s Women (Boydell Press, 2011), trans. Chris Walton; Laurence Dreyfus, Wagner and the Erotic Impulse (Harvard University Press, 2010), in Current Musicology 96 (Fall, 2013), 125-136.

Encyclopedia entries

The Cambridge Stravinsky Encyclopedia, eds. Edward Campbell and Peter O’Hagan (Cambridge University Press), 32 entries (2021):

Bach, Johann Sebastian; Bartok, Bela; Beethoven, Ludwig van; Canon for Two Horns; Canon on a Popular Russian Tune; Capriccio, for piano and orchestra; Circus Polka; Divertimento; Double Canon for String Quartet; Duet for Two Bassoons, ‘Lied ohne Name’; Elegy for J. F. K.; Epitaphium; Fanfare for a New Theatre; Four Songs; Four Studies for orchestra; Germany, Stravinsky and; Hartmann, Karl Amadeus; Henze, Hans Werner; Krenek, Ernst; Lullaby, for Two Recorders; Mahler, Gustav; Mann, Thomas; Nielsen, Carl; Pastorale; Petit Ramusianum harmonique; Pour Pablo Picasso; Suite No. 1 for small orchestra; Suite No. 2 for small orchestra; Strauss, Richard; Tango for piano solo; Wagner, Richard; Weill, Kurt.

The Cambridge Wagner Encyclopedia, ed. Nicholas Vazsonyi (Cambridge University Press, 2013), 15 entries:

Brangäne; Braune Buch, Das; Breitkopf & Härtel; Cooke, Deryck; Donington, Robert; Glasenapp, Carl Friedrich; Huldigungsmarsch; Kaisermarsch; Kurwenal; Projects; Sämtliche Werke; Stage Works, Incomplete; Symphony in C Major; Westernhagen, Curt von; Works, Lost.

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