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The Center for Italian Opera Studies (CIAO), with offices at the University of Chicago, is the home of editorial work on the critical edition of Gioachino Rossini's music. Philip Gossett, Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, is director of the Center. The coordinator is Beth Parker.
The Center also provides research and editorial support for the critical edition of the Works of Giuseppe Verdi, published by the University of Chicago Press, and for other projects in 19th-century Italian opera. Kathleen K. Hansell is managing editor of the Verdi edition and music editor at the Press. A branch of CIAO has been established at the University of Iowa. Housed at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, the Institute for Italian Opera Studies is directed by Roberta Montemorra Marvin, who is currently serving as Associate General Editor for The Works of Giuseppe Verdi.
Beginning in the fall of 2006, the Center and the Department of Music of the University of Chicago hosted a series of scholars of 19th-century opera, supported by a Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award granted to Philip Gossett. See Current Projects for timely information.
Read "Settling the Score," an interview with Philip Gossett by Opera Today.