Rosamund Bartlett is a cultural historian with expertise in Russian literature, music, and art.  She has a particular interest in European Modernism, opera, and the intersection between politics, history and the arts, and has lectured on these subjects at universities and public institutions around the world.  Her books include Wagner and Russia and Tolstoy: A Russian Life.  She has also written a biography of Chekhov, and published translations of his short stories and letters.  Her new translation of Anna Karenina was published in 2014.  


She is a Trustee of the Anton Chekhov Foundation, for which she is currently overseeing the Early Chekhov Translation Project


recent articles:


Ivan Morozov: the merchant from Moscow who fell for the Parisian avant-garde”, Apollo, 2021


“About Dostoevsky, the Writer’s Diary and the Russian Soul”, Bloggers Karamazov, 2020


“Tchaikovsky’s True Tatyana”, on the hidden history of the soprano Alexandra Panaeva,

Opera Holland Park, 2020