Zoey Mariniello Cochran is a doctoral candidate in musicology at McGill University, a lecturer at the Université de Montréal, and a coach of Italian lyrical diction at the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal. Her master’s research on the role of the Tuscan in Neapolitan comic opera won her the SOCAN/Georges-Proctor (MusCan) prize, as well as the jury and public prizes in the Société québécoise de recherche en musique (SQRM) conference competition. She is also interested in Italian poetry and its musical setting, working as a collaborator on several projects on the madrigal. Her research in this area was supported by the Fonds de recherche en interprétation de la musique ancienne in 2018. Finally, her research has also turned to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: she has studied operas composed in Italy during the fascist period and is collaborating with Ana Sokolović on a research-creation project that aims to redefine opera for the twenty-first century.