Gabriele Dotto, born in Milan, studied music composition and analysis in the US and Italy, then focused on a four-decade career in publishing while working as an independent scholar. At G. Ricordi & C of Milan (Italy’s principal music publisher), he served as editor-in-chief and later director of publishing, as well as director of its Historical Archive; while at the University of Chicago Press in the 1980s he was the first managing editor of the Works of Giuseppe Verdi and launched its catalog of music studies. Dotto has published and lectured extensively on 19th and 20th century Italian opera, curated opera-themed exhibits in Europe (one of which has been adapted for the Morgan Library, to open in September 2019), is co-General Editor of the Operas of Gaetano Donizetti critical edition and General Editor of the complete edition of the Operas of Giacomo Puccini. He serves on the editorial boards of the complete works of Giuseppe Verdi, Vincenzo Bellini, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Kurt Weill, and G.S. Mayr.Editions of operas Dotto has prepared or supervised have been performed at La Scala, La Fenice, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan, the theaters of Bologna, Rome, Zurich, Barcelona and many more, and recorded by numerous labels. Currently director of the Michigan State University Press, he also serves as Direttore scientifico of the Ricordi Historical Archive. His critical edition of Lucia di Lammermoor (with co-editor Roger Parker) will be published in 2021.