Rosamund Bartlett


Rosamund Bartlett is a cultural historian of Russia with expertise in music, art, and literature.  Her publications include Wagner and Russia and Victory Over the Sun: The World’s First Futurist Opera, as well as biographies of Chekhov and Tolstoy, whose works she has translated for Oxford World’s Classics.  She is regularly invited to contribute to broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, and to the programmes of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and in 2017 was commissioned by the Salzburg Festival to complete a new translation of the libretto to Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.