American Rossini Society

The American Rossini Society is an organization devoted to promoting the work of Gioachino Rossini throughout North America.

Inspired by the suggestions of the late Alberto Zedda, and encouraged by Philip Gossett, who was our honorary president from our inception, the Society welcomes members, both American and foreign, to help us fulfill our dream of making Rossini as popular in the US as he was in his day in Europe.

Our social media presence is an important cornerstone of our activities, particularly while we grow. In addition to the website RossiniAmerica.org which is our host, we are on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We also have a Youtube channel.

The website features interviews, reviews, and articles of interest. Our calendar is one of our most important features, with timely announcements of Rossini performances, broadcasts, webcasts, and special events. Although the focus is on activities in America, we will also make our members aware of events throughout the world.

Our long-range plans include sponsoring lectures, performances, and master classes with organizations .We are in the process of developing partnerships with regional opera groups and educational institutions who share our  desire to promote and perform Rossini’s music. In addition we are in the process of developing materials for use in schools and adult education programs. It is important to build new audiences for Rossini! We are in the process of developing partnerships with regional groups and organizations that have a desire to promote and perform Rossini’s music.

Should you have any questions please contact us ars@rossiniamerica.org

Presently, membership is by invitation only, however we will be accepting applications from the general public in the near future.