American tenor, Randall Bills on his experience with R&Z

The acclaimed tenor shares his thoughts on performing Ricciardo e Zoraide, what it’s like to sing Rossini, the joys and comedy inherent in being a professional in the opera world, and more!

Memories from the 1990 Met Semiramide cast: Chris Merritt

Q. Your appearance as Idreno at the Met was not the first time you had sung this role, from what we understand. Apparently you did it in Hamburg in 1985. Was that a concert version, or was it… Read More

Understanding the Siege of Corinth: What Rossini’s (and Mozart’s) Turkish operas say about Western Relations with the Middle East

Larry Wolff, talks about how Rossini and Mozart chose Turkey, why they may have made the choices they made, and the recognition of common humanity.

Interview with Anthony Barrese

Barrese conducts Semiramide for Opera Delaware

Otello in Brooklyn! A promise kept!

Sean Kelly brings Otello to LoftOpera

Luca Pisaroni makes his much anticipated ROF debut this August!

In our interview with Luca, he talks about when he fell in love with opera, what roles he’d like to sing, opera dogs, and more.

(Photo credit: Catherine Pisaroni)

Liv Redpath, winner of the 2016 Rossini competition

We hope there is a lot of Rossini in her future!

Interview with Alessandro Marangoni

Rossini is more than opera!

In honor of Rossini’s birthday!

We are reprinting our interview with Paolo Bordogna who is leading the festivities in Pesaro!

From HMV to Youtube. Interview with Coloraturafan

“From the fast paced cadenzas to the slow flowing cantilenas. I could listen to Rossini all day and never be bored. ”