History and culture of melodrama
Marco Beghelli teaches Music Dramaturgy and Music Philology at the University of Bologna. His research is focused on opera between the eighteeenth and the twentieth century, approached from different perspectives, in turn historical, dramaturgical, sociological, semiotic, and philological. He has edited Tutti i libretti di Mozart and Tutti i libretti di Rossini (Garzanti-Utet), as well as several critical editions of operatic scores by such composers as Stradella, Vivaldi, Hasse, Mysliveek, Mayr, Pavesi, Rossini, Schubert, and Meyerbeer.
His publications include Invito all’ascolto di Chopin (Mursia), La retorica del rituale nel melodramma ottocentesco (Istituto nazionale di studi verdiani), Ermafrodite armoniche: il contralto nell’Ottocento (with Raffaele Talmelli, Zecchini), Carteggio Verdi-Waldman (with Nicola Badolato, Istituto nazionale di studi verdiani), Sigismondo and L’equivoco stravagante (Fondazione Rossini). He has also written three opera librettos and works as a music critic for «Il giornale della musica» and «Quotidiano nazionale».
He is Coordinator of the Archivio del canto at the Department of Arts of the University of Bologna, a collection of documents and texts related to opera singers of the past. In 2015 he created the Transnational Opera Studies Conference, now in its third edition.