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Matteo Paoletti

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of the Arts

Academic discipline: L-ART/05 Performing Arts

Short Bio

A senior assistant professor at the University of Bologna since 2021, he develops his research in the field of Economics and organisation of theatre, Opera staging and Theatrical relationships between Italy and South America.

He is part of the research project Historia y patrimonio de la Argentina moderna, coordinated by Fernando Devoto (Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires).

He was a Cultural attaché at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For the Italian National Commission for UNESCO oversaw the 2003 Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage.

In 2012 he was awarded the “Sipario-Carlo Terron” prize, and in 2019 the “Galileo Galilei” prize (Rotary District 2032). He served as a consultant for the movie La prima donna – Emma Carelli, which was awarded the 2020 “Nastro d’Argento”.

His recent publications include: «A huge revolution of theatrical commerce». Walter Mocchi and the Italian Musical Theatre Business in South America, Cambridge University Press, 2020.

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+39 051 20 9 2031

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Dipartimento delle Arti
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