Sam Ramey and Assur

Assur remembers!

Teatro Nuovo brings rare Rossini to Purchase, NY

The new bel canto festival at Purchase College, New York, will run from July 28th through August 5. Tickets are already on sale. Yes, you can go to Wildbad, Purchase, AND Pesaro! Read more here.

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

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.