In 2018, the Fondazione Bellini and the Centro Studi Belliniani formalized a collaboration agreement with the Archivio Storico Ricordi, aimed at enhancing the figure and work of Vincenzo Bellini and promoting their literary, archival, aural and iconographic heritage. The digitization of Bellini’s correspondence coordinated by the Archivio Storico Ricordi is part of this project, and is proposed as a model of cooperation between research institutions and music archives.

The key benefit of this collaboration is the ability to gain immediate access - from the indexes of people, works and places - to all the relevant digital documents of the Archivio Storico Ricordi, thus placing Bellini and his legacy in a network of relationships that goes well beyond those he had during his lifetime, and that reaches up to the present day.