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 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

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…

A chance to hear a discussion with Larry Wolff at ROF2017

Among the “Incontri” offered this year is a “conversation” with Larry Wolff, featured in our recent interview. It will be held on the 21st of August at 11 AM in the Sala Della Repubblica of the Teatro Rossini…. 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.

Luca Pisaroni will perform the role of Mahomet at ROF this summer!

The Rossini Opera festival announced today, May 11th, that Luca Pisaroni will be Mahomet in this summer’s Siege. This will be Pisaroni’s first Mahomet (although he has sung Maometto to great acclaim). There is extra good news for… Read More

Interview with Anthony Barrese

Barrese conducts Semiramide for Opera Delaware

Tributes to Alberto Zedda continue .

Inspired by a tribute from Ilaria Nari of the Fondazione Rossini in Pesaro, we will assemble tributes ( with translation) to post at a later date. In the meantime,it is worth considering her observation: ” It can certainly… Read More

ROF will partner with the wonderful RAI orchestra

Already for ROF 2017, this Italian national treasure, the RAI orchestra, will appear in two of the principal works, as well as the closing Stabat Mater. This collaboration will extend through the following two seasons. Reason to celebrate…. Read More

RIP Maestro Alberto Zedda

As long as there are Rossini lovers in the world, Alberto Zedda will be with us. Those who knew him, worked with him, studied with him, know how much he has meant to all of us; those who were not fortunate enough to know him will continue to benefit from his passionate advocacy,scholarship,and teaching through the legacy he has left us.