Rossini

Rossini

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868) was an Italian composer who gained fame for his 39 operas, although he also wrote many songs, some chamber music and piano pieces, and some sacred music. He set new standards for both comic and serious opera before retiring from large-scale composition while still in his thirties, at the height of his popularity. Born in Pesaro to parents who were both musicians (his father a trumpeter, his mother a singer), Rossini began to compose by the age of 12 and was educated at music school in Bologna. His first opera was performed in Venice in 1810 when he was 18 years old. In 1815 he was engaged to write operas and manage theatres in Naples. In the period 1810–1823 he wrote 34 operas for the Italian stage that were performed in Venice, Milan, Ferrara, Naples and elsewhere; this productivity necessitated an almost formulaic approach for some components (such as overtures) and a certain amount of self-borrowing. During this period he produced his most popular works, including the comic operas L'italiana in Algeri, Il barbiere di Siviglia (known in English as The Barber of Seville) and La Cenerentola, which brought to a peak the opera buffa tradition he inherited from masters such as Domenico Cimarosa and Giovanni Paisiello. He also composed opera seria works such as Otello, Tancredi and Semiramide.

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  • Le Comte Ory (2015)

    Le Comte Ory by G. Rossini, from Malmö Opera, 2015. Directed by Linda Mallik, conductor Tobias Ringborg, starring Leonardo Ferrando,Lars Arvidson,Daniela Pini,Igor Bakan,Erika Miklósa,Irina de Baghy,Danka Milačić,Jonas Samuelsson,Jacob Wistrand,Eric Lavoipierre. Performed in French and Subtitles ...

  • Il barbiere di Siviglia (2017)

    Il barbiere di Siviglia by G. Rossini, from , performed at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, 2017. Directed by Laurent Pelly, conductor Jérémie Rhorer, starring Catherine Trottmann, Robert Gleadow, Florian Sempey, Michele Angelini, Annunziata Vestri, Peter Kálmán, Guillaume Andrieux. Performed in Itali...

  • L'Italiana in Algeri (2006)

    L'Italiana in Algeri by G. Rossini, from Aix-en-Provence Festival, 2006. Directed by Toni Servillo, conductor Riccardo Frizza, starring Maxim Mironov, Christianne Stotijn, Giorgio Caoduro, Marco Vinco, Ruben Drole, Sabina Willeit and Elisaveta Martirosyan. Performed in Italian and Subtitles in Ge...

  • The 25th Anniversary Concert for Great Pianists (2018)

    Verbier Festival 25th Anniversary - Piano by B. Smetana, J. Brahms, J. S. Bach, M. Pletnev, S. Rachmaninov, A. Dvořák, W. Lutosławski and G. Rossini, from Verbier Festival, performed at Salle des Combins, Verbier, 2018. Starring Yuja Wang, Daniil Trifonov, Evgeny Kissin, András Schiff, Seong-Jin ...

  • Verbier Festival 25th anniversary - Strings (2018)

    Verbier Festival 25th anniversary - Strings by J. S. Bach, P. Sarasate, P. Heidrich, W.A. Mozart, G. F. Händel, J. Strauss and G. Rossini, from Verbier Festival, performed at Salle des Combins, 2018. Conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy (Mozart; Handel; J. Strauss II: Éljen a Magyar!); Valery Gergiev (J...

  • Verbier Festival 2018 - Verbier 25th anniversary concert 45' (selection) (2018)

    Verbier Festival 2018 - Verbier 25th anniversary concert 45' (selection) by Various Composers, from Verbier, Salle des Combins, performed at Salle des Combins, 2018. Conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy (Mozart; Handel; J.S. Strauss II: Éljen a Magyar!); Valery Gergiev (J. Strauss II: Die Fledermaus), st...

  • Il barbiere di Siviglia (2001)

    Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini, from Opera Zurich, 2001. Directed by Felix Breisach, conductor Nello Santi. Starring Vesselina Kasarova, Manuel Lanza, Reinaldo Macias, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Carlos Chausson, Valeri Murga, Peter Kalmán. Performed in Italian.

  • Il Viaggio a Reims (2005)

    Il Viaggio a Reims by G.Rossini, from Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, performed at Théâtre du Châtelet, 2005. Directed by Alain Maratrat, conductor Valery Gergiev, starring Anastasia Belyaeva, Vladislav Ouspenski, Larissa Youdina, Daniil Shtoda, Anna Kiknadze, Alexeï Safiouline. Performed in Italian ...

  • Il barbiere di Siviglia (2016)

    Il barbiere di Siviglia by G.Rossini, from Glyndebourne Festival Opera, performed at Glyndebourne Festival Theatre, Glyndebourne, 2016. Directed by Annabel Arden, conductor Enrique Mazzola, starring Danielle de Niese,Björn Bürger,Alessandro Corbelli,Janis Kelly,Taylor Stayton,Christophoros Stambo...

  • Dmitri Hvorostovsky Festival: Juan Diego Florez in Recital (2019)

    Dmitri Hvorostovsky Festival: Juan Diego Florez in Recital by Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Léhar, Massenet, Bizet, Puccini, from Dmitri Hvorostovsky Festival 2019, Krasnoyarsk, 2019. Directed by Anais Spiro, conductor . Starring Juan Diego Florez with Vincenzo Scalera, piano.

  • Maometto Secondo (2005)

    Maometto Secondo by G. Rossini, from Venezia Teatro La Fenice, performed at La Fenice, 2005. Directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi, conductor Claudio Scimone, starring Carmen Giannattasio, Maxim Mironov, Lorenzo Regazzo, Federico Lepre, Anna Rita Gemmabella, Nicola Marchesini. Performed in Italian.

  • Pia de' Tolomei (2005)

    Pia de' Tolomei by G. Donizetti, from Venezia Teatro La Fenice, performed at La Fenice, 2005. Directed by Christian Gangneron, conductor Paolo Arrivabeni, starring Francesco Meli, Patrizia Ciofi, Andrew Schroeder, Daniel Borowski, Laura Polverelli, Clara Polito, Dario Schmunck, Carlo Cigni, Luca ...

  • Bianca e Falliero (2005)

    Bianca e Falliero by G. Rossini, from ROF Rossini Opera Festival, performed at Teatro Rossini, Pesaro, 2005. Directed by Jean-Louis Martinoty, conductor Renato Palumbo, starring Maria Bayo, Francesco Meli, Daniela Barcelona, Carlo Lepore. Performed in Italian and Subtitled in English, German, Fre...

  • La Cambiale di matrimonio (2016)

    La Cambiale di matrimonio by G.Rossini, from ROF Rossini Opera Festival, performed at Teatro Rossini, Pesaro, 2006. Directed by Luigi Squarzina, conductor Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, starring Saimir Pirgu, Paolo Bordogna, Désirée Rancatore, Fabio Maria Capitanucci, Enrico Maria Marabelli, Mar...

  • L'italiana in Algeri (2006)

    L'italiana in Algeri by G. Rossini, from ROF Rossini Opera Festival, performed at Teatro Rossini, Pesaro, 2006. Directed by Dario Fo, conductor Donato Renzetti, starring Alex Esposito, Maxim Mironov, Marianna Pizzolato, Bruno De Simone, Jose Maria Lo Monaco, Marco Vinco, Barbara Bargnesi. Perform...

  • Torvaldo e Dorliska (2006)

    Torvaldo e Dorliska by G. Rossini, from ROF Rossini Opera Festival, performed at Teatro Rossini, Pesaro, 2006. Directed by Mario Martone, conductor Victor Pablo Pérez, starring Francesco Meli, Michele Pertusi, Jeannette Fischer, Darina Takova, Bruno Praticò, Simone Alberghini. Performed in Italia...

  • La gazza ladra (2007)

    La gazza ladra by G.Rossini, from ROF Rossini Opera Festival, 2007. Directed by Damiano Michieletto, conductor Lü Jia, starring Mariola Cantarero, Alex Esposito, Dmitry Korchak, Michele Pertusi, Paolo Bordogna, Manuela Custer, Stefan Cifolelli, Sandhya Nagaraja and Kleopatra Papatheologou. Perfor...

  • Ermione (2008)

    Ermione by G.Rossini, from ROF Rossini Opera Festival, 2008, performed at Vitfrigo Arena. Directed by Daniele Abbado, conductor Roberto Abbado, starring Gregory Kunde, Sonia Ganassi, Marianna Pizzolato, Antonino Siragusa, Nicola Ulivieri, Ferdinand Von Bothmer, Cristina Faus, Riccardo Botta and I...

  • L'equivoco stravagante (2008)

    L'equivoco stravagante by G.Rossini, from ROF Rossini Opera Festival, 2008. Directed by Emilio Sagi, conductor Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, starring Amanda Forsythe, Bruno De Simone, Dmitri Korchak, Marco Vinco, Marina Prudenskaja and Ricardo Mirabelli. Performed in Italian and subtitles in Ge...

  • Semiramide (2011)

    Semiramide by G.Rossini, from Vlamsee Opera, 2011. Directed by Nigel Lower, conductor Alberto Zedda, starring Eduardo Santamaria, Ann Hallenberg, Josef Wagner, Robert Mcpherson, Myrtò Papatanasiu, Charles Dekeyser, Igor Bakan and Julianne Gearhart. Performed in Italian and subtitled in English, G...

  • Don Carlo (2016)

    Don Carlo by G.Verdi, from Teatro Regio, Parma, 2016. Directed by Cesare Lievi, conductor Daniel Oren, starring Vladimir Stoyanov, José Bros, Simon Lim, Michele Pertusi, Marianne Cornetti, Serena Farnocchia, Ievgen Orlov, Lavinia Bini, Gregory Bonfatti, Marina Bucciarelli. Performed in Italian an...

  • La Gazzetta (2014)

    La Gazzetta by G.Rossini, from Opéra Royale de Wallonie, 2014. Directed by Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera,conductor Jan Schultz, starring Edgardo Rocha, Cinzia Forte, Julie Bailly, Laurent Kubla, Enrico Marabelli, Jacques Calatayud, Monica Minarelli and Roger Joakim. Performed in Italian and subti...

  • Armida (2015)

    Armida by G.Rossini, from Vlaamse Opera, 2015. Directed by Mariame Clément, conductor Alberto Zedda, starring Adam Smith,Leonard Bernad,Robert McPherson,Enea Scala,Carmen Romeu,Dario Schmunck. Performed in Italian and subtitled in German, English, French, Italian and Korean.