Dr Anna Maria Barry is a writer, researcher and cultural historian. She works at the Royal College of Music Museum in London. In 2017 she completed her PhD at Oxford Brookes University. Her thesis is entitled The Dream of a Madman: The Male Opera Singer in Nineteenth-Century Britain.

Anna writes regular features on music, history and the arts for a wide range of publications including BBC Music Magazine, BBC History Magazine, Who Do You Think You Are? MagazineCoast Magazine and Opera Magazine. She has curated several exhibitions and also worked as a researcher on a series of documentary films.