It always amazes lovers of Rossini’s operas that his works are often deemed too long. There are operas by Mozart and Wagner that are equally long. Often people are under the mistaken impression that due to the structure… Read More
The discovery of the stage band score for Semiramide happened here. Read the first hand account by one of the people who made it.
We are fortunate that a member of the American Rossini Society who recently reviewed this book by Larry Wolff agreed to share his review with us. It is a lengthy review but well worth reading. You may also… Read More
Semiramide is returning to the Metropolitan Opera. Who was this legendary figure ( fact or myth?) and how did this magnificent work come to be?
And what better way than with appearances at ROF 2018 of Daniela Barcelona and Juan Diego Florez, two members of the Honorary Board at ROF 2018 !
From February 19th to March 17th, the iconic John Copley production production first seen in 1990 will return to the Metropolitain Opera. On March 10th it will be seen in cinemas throughout the US. For foreign screenings check… Read More
The passing of Professor Philip Gossett, earlier this year, brought tributes and acclamation in the numerous obituaries that were published shortly after his death. We invited some of the many scholars, artists, and students who worked with Professor Gossett over the years to share some of their memories.
Seattle Opera will bring “The Barber of Seville” on Oct 14,15,18,20,31,22,25 & 28. Check out Seattleopera.org for details. Hurry, there are no Barbers during the month of November ANYWHERE in the US! So, now is the time to… Read More
Opera Southwest is performing the Rossini masterpiece in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 22nd, 25th, 27th, and 29th.
In anticipation of the event, we invited the artists responsible for this, Anthony Barrese to share some thoughts about this masterpiece.
The passing of Alberto Zedda earlier this year was an incredible loss to the international Rossini community. Those who did not have the chance to know or work with Maestro Zedda may get an idea of the magnitude of the loss from the following tributes and recollections which we have gathered here…