“‘Opera’ Companies in Rio de Janeiro and Mato Grosso, 1780-1830: between racial containment and social stratification.”
Rogério Budasz, musicologist
Rogério Budasz is a musicologist interested in early plucked instruments, Luso-Brazilian musical theater, and Afro-Iberian musical connections. His most recent research focuses on the Atlantic circulation of musicians and repertories and the intertwined issues of power, ethnicity, and cultural reconfiguration. He has published three books, several book chapters, and a number of articles in Music & Letters, Early Music, Music & Art, Studi Musicali, and Revista Portuguesa de Musicologia, among other venues.
Budasz studied and taught lute and early plucked string instruments and Brazilian traditional music and has performed and recorded with the Curitiba Guitar Quartet (1987–93) and Ensemble Banza (2002–08). He holds a bachelor’s degree in guitar from the Escola de Música e Belas Artes do Paraná, Curitiba (1992), a master’s degree in musicology from the University of São Paulo (1996), and a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Southern California (2001), where he was advised by Bruce Alan Brown and James Tyler. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from the Universidade Federal do Paraná (1989).
Made possible by the William E. Valente Endowment