A visit to the Rossini Opera Academy in Lunenburg,Canada

The center of Rossini activity was in Lunenburg, Canada this September!

Lyri made its debut at the Rossini Opera Festival

Opera libretti synchronized on smartphones.. this is Lyri

Zedda memorial concert review

Honoring Zedda in the best way possible.

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

Touched by the Magic Wand of Rossinian Madness

A wonderful review from ROF 2015

A gesture of friendship

We have received the following translation of an article in Corriere della Sera from friend of RossiniAmerica, Luca Damaschi. It is a review of the historic recital by Juan Diego Florez at La Scala. Luca was kind enough… Read More

Teaching Rossini in America

As a life long lover of Rossini and an annual visitor to the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, I have been pleased at the growing interest in Rossini’s serious operas in the United States.  Around the time of… Read More

Curtain Call for Met’s La Donna Del Lago

Here are some thoughts about the HD transmission seen throughout the world, of this historic ( 1st time at the Met) performances, from our contributor Charles Jernigan.

It’s not just about “Tanti Affetti” – The music of “La Donna del Lago”

Opera audiences at the time of the composition of La Donna del Lago held surprising sway over what actually appeared on stage. We are used to the stereotypes of hapless singers being ridiculed by fickle audiences who may… Read More

Scott, Tottola, and Rossini, the “Fathers” of La Donna del Lago.

Sir Walter Scott’s narrative poem,”The Lady of the Lake” was published in 1810. It quickly became very popular, so much so that when the American abolitionist, Frederik Douglass escaped from slavery in 1836, he adopted his new surname… Read More