One of the main tasks of the Rossini Foundation is the research and dissemination of Rossini’s work thus contributing in spreading its knowledge. The editorial production of the Rossini Foundation is written with clarity and effectiveness.

The Critical Edition of Rossini’s Works is a monumental publishing venture that began in 1971. After years of intense studies and in-depth research, the first volume dedicated to the Gazza ladra was published in 1979.

In Rossini’s epistolary, not only of all Rossini’s letters and those addressed to him are published, but also of documents and correspondence of impresarios, singers, set designers, librettists and all the characters in some way linked to the events of the composer.

The «Bollettino del Centro Rossiniano di Studi» was founded by Alfredo Bonaccorsi in 1955. Initially a twice-monthly periodical linked to the activity of the G. Rossini Conservatoire in Pesaro.

The series dedicated to Rossini’s Librettos complements the Critical Edition of the Operas/works and presents all the sources of inspiration for each individual title, allowing us to reconstruct the path from the literary progenitor to the libretto used by the composer.

The Saggi e Fonti series includes critical essays and historical-musicological investigations on the figure of Rossini by leading specialists in the field.

The Rossinian Iconography series was created with the intention of offering a visual, figurative contribution, parallel to what was analysed under the historical, musicological, philological aspect in other editorial initiatives of the Rossini Foundation.

The Rossini Foundation, in collaboration with the Riz and Katyna Ortolani Foundation, has established the Tesi Rossiniane Award, which is awarded to the best Rossini degree and doctoral theses discussed in Italian and foreign universities and conservatoires.

Back in 1954, many years before launching the Critical Edition, the Rossini Foundation decided to start publishing Rossini’s works, in particular the autographs owned by the Foundation itself.

The archives of the Rossini Foundation in Pesaro contain one of the most precious autographs of the collection transmitted by testamentary bequest by Rossini to his hometown: the Petite messe solennelle (version for soloists, choir, two pianos and harmonium).