Filipe Gaspar is a PhD candidate at NOVA, Lisbon, developing the project “From History to the Daily Life of Operetta in Lisbon: From the middle of the nineteenth century to the end of the 1920s”. He is a Researcher in training at the Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music (CESEM), as a member of the Music in the Modern Period research group, the Opera Studies Research Cluster, and NEMI, Nucleus of Studies in Music in the Press. He was a team member of the research project “‘Theatre for Laughing’: Musical Comedy in Portuguese-language Theatres (1849-1900)”. Currently, his main research topics are: nineteenth-century musical theatre, music in the periodical press, operetta, café-concert, theatre and globalization, and modernity. Between 2015 and 2017, he wrote opera performance reviews for Glosas online magazine. Since 2015, he has been writing program notes for performances of Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa.