Dr Castelvecchi is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Music and a Fellow of St. John’s College.
He studied Humanities at the University of Rome, Composition at the Conservatoire of Rome, and Musicology at the University of Chicago. Before coming to Cambridge, he taught at Vassar College, in New York State.
He has published critical editions of works by Rossini and Verdi, and various articles on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Italian opera.
In 2004 he joined the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Musicological Society, and more recently was elected to the Council of the American Musicological Society.
Honours include the Stuart M. Tave Teaching Fellowship from the University of Chicago, two awards from the American Musicological Society, and a Research Leave Grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Board.