Ingeborg Zechner studied musicology and business administration at the University of Graz and the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz. In 2014 she received her doctorate in historical musicology with a dissertation about London’s Italian opera business in the nineteenth century at the University of Graz (published in 2017 at Böhlau, Vienna as Das englische Geschäft mit der Nachtigall and under the title The English Trade in Nightingales: Italian Opera in Nineteenth-Century London as an English open-access version). Since 2015 she is working at the Gluck-research center at the University of Salzburg, where she is currently preparing a critical edition of ballet music composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787). In the academic year 2018/19 Zechner is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Syracuse University with a research project on the film composer Franz Waxman (1906–1967). Her research interests include nineteenth- and eighteenth-century opera, the socio-cultural history of music, film music of the 1930s to 1960s, music and migration as well as music and media.