Academical activity

– European PhD cum laude (2014) in Literature (Lenguas y Literaturas) at Universitat de València
(Thesis: “La Tradición Clásica y el melodrama metastasiano: el caso de Issipile“)

– MA (2010, cum laude) in Historical Singing at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel, CH)
(with a thesis on the long-forgotten opera Issipile, Vienna 1732, by F. B. Conti and P. Metastasio)

– BA (2008, cum laude) in Historical Singing at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel, CH)

– MA (Licenciatura) in Translation Studies (2005) at Universitat Jaume I (Castellón, Spain)

– Piano Diploma (2004, cum laude in Harmony/Counterpoint) in Vila-real (Spain)

– Official Italian Teacher Diploma (EOI, 2003) in Castellón (Spain)

– Classical Abitur (2000) cum laude in Latin, Greek, History and Art History in Castellón (Spain) & Special High School Award (Generalitat Valenciana, 2000)

While finishing his studies in Basel, Flavio Ferri-Benedetti contacted Prof. Dr. Carmen Morenilla Talens, Ancient Greek Literature scholar at Universitat de València (Spain), with ideas about a possible research in the field of Classical Tradition and Baroque Opera. As a result, he enrolled as PhD candidate in Literature (Lenguas y Literaturas) and later became a European PhD cum laude. The dissertation was co-directed by musicologist and opera seria expert Dr. Christine Fischer (Basel). From 2011 to 2015 there was a collaboration with the research group Grup de Recerca i Acció Teatral de la Universitat de València (GRATUV), directed by Prof. Carmen Morenilla Talens.

Fields of interest include classical tradition, philology, Italian language and literature, musicology, dramaturgy, baroque and neo-classical aesthetics of the 18th century, translation, philological edition of long-lost musical works. Freelance professional translator since 2002.

ACTIVITIES

  • Translation of texts: specialized in musicology/poetry/literature
    (Especially translating repertoire into English)
  • Proofreading
  • Edition of musical scores for performance or publishing
    (Specialized in Italian repertoire: cantata, opera seria…)

TEACHING

  • Coach of Singing and Accompanist at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel, CH) – Autumn 2019
  • Teacher of Historical Singing at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (CH) – Autumn 2018
  • Masterclass at Musik-Hochschule Winterthur/Zürich for baroque gestures and recitativo secco [June 2011]
  • Masterclasses at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel) in Italian diction for singers (especially recitativo secco) [2012-2015…] + AVES Master Italian extra courses [2011-2014…]
  • Teaching Gesang at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Zurich University of the Arts) from March to May 2015 – in replacement of Prof. Akerlund.
  • Teaching privately since 2008 in Basel (CH) and Spain.
    [Technique, repertoire coaching, Italian diction and prosody…]

PUBLICATIONS

Ferri-Benedetti, F. El legado de la tradición clásica: el caso de la ópera barroca. Florentia Iliberritana (Estudios de la Antigüedad Clásica): XXIII (2012).

Ferri-Benedetti, F. Hypsipyle from Lemnos to Vienna: an Approach to the Metastasian Heroine. Tycho: I (2013).

Ferri-Benedetti, F. “La tua Grecia, la quale a me non è Dio” – Martello y Metastasio reinterpretando a AristótelesHVMANITAS: LXV (2013).

Ferri-Benedetti, F. “Metastasio adaptado para el teatro español – El caso de la ISSIPILE”, en Maestre Maestre, J. M., Ramos Maldonado, S. I., Díaz Gito M. A., Pérez Custodio, M. V., Pozuelo Calero B., Serrano Cueto, A. (eds.) Humanismo y Pervivencia del Mundo Clásico V. Homenaje al profesor Juan GilAlcañiz: Instituto de Estudios Humanísticos (2015) — ISBN Vol. V: 978-84-00-10002-5

Ferri-Benedetti, F. El hilo de Hipsípila: Metastasio y la Tradición Clásica, Bari, Levante Editori, 2015 — ISBN 978-88-7949-654-4

Copertina Hilo de Hipsípila Flavio Ferri-Benedetti Levante Ed. 2015

Ferri-Benedetti, F. Florilegium: Antologia poetica 1999-2016, Bari, Levante Editori, 2017 — ISBN 978-88-7949-674-2

Rules for Measured Music, Counterpoint and Accompanying (Anonymous, MS E.25 Bologna), Translation by Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, EarlyMusicSources.com, 2019, ISBN 978-3-033-07664-8

“Dell’opra eccitator primiero”: Metastasio, Farinelli e Ferdinando VI nelle dediche gemelle per la Nitteti del 1756. In: Margini XIV, 2020 ISSN 1662-5579
https://margini.unibas.ch/web/rivista/numero_14/saggi/articolo2/ferri-benedetti.html

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EDITIONS AND PUBLISHED TRANSLATIONS

Francesco Bartolomeo Conti & Pietro Metastasio: Issipile (Vienna, 1732)
URTEXT edition, introduction and English transalation of the libretto
Published by GRAN TONANTE (Sweden) – 2011  ***
http://grantonante.entos.net/products/11-belcanto-rarities-vol-i.aspx

Proofreading and translation into English and Spanish of Italian libretti and cantatas for several artists (Iestyn Davies, Xavier Sabata, Valer Sabadus, Alicia Amo, Guillermo Turina / Eugenia Boix…) in CD booklets or concert programs.

N. Porpora: Agrippina (Napoli,1708) – URTEXT Edition by Holger Schmitt-Hallenberg
Edition and proofreading of the Italian text by Flavio Ferri-Benedetti
Expected by GRAN TONANTE (Sweden) – 2012  ***  http://www.grantonante.com

Ferri-Benedetti, F. “Dell’onda instabile” HWV214 – Urtext edition in Hidden Handel Arias, ed. by Alan Curtis for GRAN TONANTE (Sweden) [To be published]