Gossett, Philip

Philip Gossett continued his activity as a scholar and teacher this past year. His Divas and Scholars was issued in an Italian translation (Dive e maestri) by Il saggiatore of Milan. He participated in a number of events at opera houses and festivals, including Hannover Opera (Il viaggio a Reims), the Teatro alla Scala (Il barbiere di Siviglia), and the Caramoor Festival (Semiramide andMaria di Rohan). He published articles concerning Jacopo Foroni, Donizetti, and Verdi. He gave lectures at a number of events and conferences, including a nineteenth-century music conference at Southampton, which he keynoted (on the Livre d’ôr of Charlotte de Rothschild), the Library Society of The University of Chicago, the Newberry Library, the Fondazione Longhi of Florence, a conference on Pergolesi in Milan, the first performance in the United States of the new edition of the Petite Messe solennelle by Rossini (in Sarasota). He gave the Bickley Lecture in Italian Studies at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford (on “Verdi and the Risorgimento”). He worked with Joyce Di Donato on her recording devoted to Rossini’s music for Isabella Colbran (Fall, 2009). He organized and chaired a conference about Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto at the Chicago Opera Theatre (Spring, 2010). Three editions for which he was general editor were performed at the Metropolitan Opera of New York (Verdi’s Attila and Stiffelio; Rossini’s Armida). He continued his service on the Directorium of the International Musicological Society.

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