Interview with clarinetist and “Fidelio” podcaster Marie Ross

The acclaimed musician shares her knowledge of the evolution of the clarinet, what’s involved in playing a historical instrument, why playing Rossini is different from other operas, and what drew her to the instrument she loves. Insightful, intelligent, and passionate!

Teatro Nuovo’s Way With Bel Canto: Bellini’s Stranger and Rossini’s Magpie

Teatro Nuovo has quickly made a name for itself with its high-quality performances of bel canto works. Do they live up to heightened expectations with La Straniera and La Gazza Ladra? Charles Jernigan reviews.

Rossini Opera Festival dedicates 40th anniversary festival to Bruno Cagli and Montserrat Caballé

Bruno Cagli’s impact on the Rossini Renaissance is formidable. “A fundamental figure in the rediscovery of Gioachino Rossini’s musical heritage.” Caballé thrilled opera fans for decades. The festival honors both legends this year.

Cellos in Rossini’s day, reflections by Hilary Metzger

Last summer, Hilary Metzger played continuo and led the cello section in Teatro Nuovo’s production of Tancredi, under the direction of Will Crutchfield (at the keyboard) and Jakob Lehman (as concertmaster).  She’ll be back for this summer’s upcoming… Read More

Brownlee shines in Washington Concert Opera’s Zelmira

Zelmira is one of the least known of Rossini’s 39 operas. It had its premiere on 16 February, 1822, at the San Carlo Opera House in Naples, the last of the Rossini operas premiered there. Rossini had been under contract with Domenico Barbaja, impresario of the San Carlo, since 1815 and had composed nine operas for the Parthenopean city (as well as nine operas for other cities during the seven year period). Zelmira was a great success with the public, and the critics generally found it…

Will Crutchfield reviews “A Life with Rossini”

The translation of Alberto Zedda’s book “Divagazioni Rossiniane” gets a worthy review.

Two Pesaro natives come to Boston

The one you surely know, but the other perhaps not! For more information follow this link! Then await excerpts of our interview with her which will be posted here in the near future!

Some thoughts from Daniela Barcellona about Petite Messe Solennelle

Daniela Barcellona returned to ROF to participate in the finale of this year’s Festival

Adina in English!

We are thrilled to bring contributions from two members of the American Rossini Society. Charles Jernigan has translated the libretto for Adina into English ( download the .pdf file here and Celia Montgomery has provided an illustration (… Read More

Not another Barbiere!

Barbiere reappears at ROF2018