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.

Tancredi in Philadelphia, Review

We live in times of abundance. These days you don’t have to travel far (though a trip to Pesaro during the ROF festival is still unequaled) to experience highest quality Rossini opera. Abundance of riches came over the past two weeks to Philadelphia where Opera Philadelphia presented a staged production of Tancredi in its Ferrara ending…

Otello in Brooklyn! A promise kept!

Sean Kelly brings Otello to LoftOpera

Luca Pisaroni makes his much anticipated ROF debut this August!

In our interview with Luca, he talks about when he fell in love with opera, what roles he’d like to sing, opera dogs, and more.

(Photo credit: Catherine Pisaroni)

Espana alla Rossini

We are pleased to bring you a review of a CD which explores some non-standard Rossini repertory. The music on this CD will be presented in several concerts in January with Anna Tonna, Miguel Borallo,and others. In NYC… Read More