Helen Greenwald is a musicologist, cellist, and translator. Her work has appeared in such journals as 19th-Century Music, Acta Musicologica, Music & Letters, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Current Musicology, The Mozart-Jahrbuch, Nineteenth-Century Music Review, The Music Library Association’s Notes, Studi musicali toscani, Newsletter of the Résource Internationale d’Iconographie Musicale, and Cambridge Opera Journal.
Greenwald has presented papers in the international forum, including the 1991 International Mozart Congress (Salzburg), the 2001 Verdi Congress (Parma), the Royal Music Association, the British Society for Music Analysis, the biannual British 19th-Century Music Conference, the Salzburg Symposium, the American Musicological Society, the Society for Music Theory, the New England Conference of Music Theorists, the Music Theory Society of New York State, and the Modern Language Association.
She is co-editor of the critical edition of Rossini's Zelmira, published at the end of 2005 by Fondazione Rossini/Ricordi, premiered August 2009 at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Italy. Greenwald was also contributing curator and consultant to the international exhibition "La Scena di Puccini", shown September 2003–February 2004 at the Fondazione Ragghianti in Lucca, Italy.
Current projects include the critical edition of Verdi's Attila for The Works of Giuseppe Verdi (University of Chicago Press/Ricordi), and The Oxford Handbook of Opera for Oxford University Press.
Greenwald also speaks and writes regularly for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the New York City Opera. Her principal areas of research include vocal music of the 18th–21st centuries. Greenwald was Visiting Professor of Music at the University of Chicago, winter–spring 2008.
B.S., M.A., Hofstra University; M.Phil, Ph.D., Provost’s Scholar, City University of New York; Certificate with honors in German, University of Vienna. Cello studies with David Wells, George Ricci.