Gossett, Philip

This year Philip Gossett was awarded the “Serena Medal” of the British Academy for contributions to Italian studies. He was also elected as a “corresponding fellow” to the Academy (joining his colleague Philip Bohlman). New editions have been published under Gossett’s direction. After performances at the Parma Verdi Festival in October, Alberto Rizzuti’s Giovanna d’Arco […]

Feldman, Martha

Martha Feldman spent 2008-09 as Acting Chair of the Department. Despite the worst financial crisis in the Department’s history, it was a bountiful year in other ways: marvelous encounters with students, the pleasures of a great faculty, performers, and resident ensembles who continue to produce and perform prodigiously and win many accolades far and wide, […]

Ptaszynska, Marta

A new production of Marta Ptaszynska’s children’s opera Mister Marimba was premiered by the Cracow Opera on September 20, 2008 with 18 performances this season. The opera will stay in the repertory for the 2009-10 season.  Her work for 70 percussionists, commissioned by the Poznan Philharmonic, was premiered with tremendous success on December 15,2009 at […]

McKenna, Edward (M.A. 1973)

The Reverend Edward J. McKenna presented the first western hemisphere performance of the 1668 Roman opera, La Comica del Cielo (La Baltasara), libretto by Giulio Rospigliosi (Pope Clement IX) with music of Antonio Maria Abbatini, on Sunday, October 11th at 3:00 P.M. at Our Lady of Pompeii Shrine (1224 W. Lexington Ave., Chicago). The three-act […]

CIAO’s editions of Rossini and Verdi receive performances in Chicago and abroad

December 2008 saw the publication of the critical edition of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, edited by the Center’s coordinator, Patricia Brauner. Barbiere is the second volume of Works of Gioachino Rossini, published by Bärenreiter-Verlag under the general editorship of Philip Gossett. In the substantial volume of Critical Commentary accompanying the score there is an […]