- Nineteenth-century Italian opera
- Giuseppe Verdi
- Opera buffa
- Textual criticism
- Critical editions
My current research projects include articles exploring operatic translations and adaptations. One essay focuses on the nineteenth-century translations of Ferdinand Herold's opéra comique Zampa into Italian, and another on Islam and the politics of adaptating Giuseppe Verdi's Italian opera I lombardi alla prima crociata for the Parisian stage as Jérusalem. I am also interested in exploring representations of old age in characters and dramatic themes in nineteenth-century opera.
Much of my research revolves around critical editions of the works of Giuseppe Verdi. As general Editor of The Works of Giuseppe Verdi (www.verdiedition.org) I am presently overseeing the preparation of editions of I lombardi alla prima crociata, Un ballo in maschera, Otello, as well as vocal chamber music and various sacred and secular compositions from Verdi's early years. I am also completing the critical edition of Valentín de Zubiaurre's Don Fernando el Emplazado to be published in the Musica Hispana series published by the Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales.