Cuts – “A reprehensible decision”

It always amazes lovers of Rossini‚Äôs 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

Semiramide: an editorial discovery!

The discovery of the stage band score for Semiramide happened here. Read the first hand account by one of the people who made it.

Book Review : The Singing Turk

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

What are they saying about Semiramide?

Semiramide is returning to the Metropolitan Opera. Read Chris Merritt’s memories of the historic 1990 performances in the News section.

The Friends of the Rossini Opera Festival celebrates its 10th birthday

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 !

Semiramide returns to the Metropolitan Opera

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

Tributes to Philip Gossett

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.

Be sure to get to the Barber in October!

Seattle Opera will bring “The Barber of Seville” on Oct 14,15,18,20,31,22,25 & 28. Check out for details. Hurry, there are no Barbers during the month of November ANYWHERE in the US! So, now is the time to… Read More

William Tell is coming to New Mexico for the first time ever!

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.

Tributes to Alberto Zedda

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…