Scholarly Research and Partnerships

 

In compiling the most accurate list of Verdi’s works, both operatic and non-operatic, Sarasota Opera’s Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi has consulted and continues to meet with noted scholars, authors, and musicologists who each specialize in different aspects of the life and music of Giuseppe Verdi

 

These scholars include:

 

Andreas Giger
Associate professor of musicology, Louisiana State University

 

Dr. Candida Mantica
University of Southampton

 

Dr. David Lawton
Professor of Opera Studies, Music History and Theory, Stony Brook University

 

Dino Rizzo

Publicist and researcher, Carrara of Bergamo Publishing House

 

Dr. Francesco Izzo
Sarasota Opera Scholar-in-Residence; Co-Director of the American Institute of Verdi Studies 

 

Dr. Linda Fairtile
Musicologist; Co-Director of the American Institute of Verdi Studies

 

Marta Tonegutti

The University of Chicago Press

 

Dr. Martin Chusid (deceased)
Professor of Music and Director of American Institute of Verdi Studies, New York University

 

Dr. Philip Gossett
Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Chicago

 

Pierluigi Petrobelli (deceased)

Professor of Music History, University of Rome “La Sapienza”; Director of the National Institute of Verdi Studies