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Listen Casting Call: When 'Glee' Goes Opera

October 5, 2010 – What would happen if the popular TV show about singing took a plunge into opera?

Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano

Listen 2010 Gramophone Award Winners Announced

October 4, 2010 – The venerable British classical music magazine has announced winners in 24 categories.


John Osborn and Olga Peretyatko star in Rossini's "Otello."

Listen An Overshadowed Original: Rossini's 'Otello' WDAV

May 7, 2010 – Rossini reached new depths of emotion in his music with a tragic retelling of Shakespeare's classic. WDAV


Kishani Jaysinghe and Paula Murrihy in "An Insufficient Education."

Listen A Comedic Double Header By Chabrier And Rossini WDAV

April 30, 2010 – A pair of contrasting comedies on love and marriage takes the stage at Ireland's Wexford Festival. WDAV


Kate Aldrich as Zelmira

Listen 'Zelmira': Revealing The Serious Side Of Rossini

April 9, 2010 – This dark, dramatic opera proves that Rossini's genius extended beyond his better known comedies.


Listen Rossini, Riley And Remixes: New Classical CDs

November 22, 2009 – NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin a wide assortment of new classical CDs.


Listen Courtly Confusion: Rossini's 'Voyage To Rheims'

July 3, 2009 – A scatterbrained story meets brilliant and compelling music, in Rossini's comedy from La Scala.


Listen Rossini's Subtle Sequel: 'The Turk In Italy'

May 15, 2009 – Rossini's deceptively brilliant comedy has a sharp yet subtle edge of sadness and regret.


Read A Captive in Control: 'L'italiana in Algeri'

January 23, 2009 – Wackiness was never more beautiful than it is in Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers.

Listen A Sly Cinderella: 'La Cenerentola'

December 26, 2008 – Cinderella survives a dangerously dysfunctional family in Rossini's La Cenerentola.


Read Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville'

August 15, 2008 – Glimmerglass Opera presents The Barber of Seville, perhaps the perfect operatic comedy.

Listen Beyond the Lone Ranger: Rossini's 'William Tell'

April 4, 2008 – William Tell, the opera, is more than just home to the Lone Ranger's galloping theme music.


Listen Rossini's 'La Cenerentola'

November 16, 2007 – Cinderella survives a dangerously dysfunctional family in Rossini's La Cenerentola.


Listen Maria Callas, The Legend Who Lived for Her Art

September 16, 2007 – With her vivid operatic interpretations, the great diva turned the operatic world on its head.


Read Rossini's 'Largo al factotum'

August 3, 2007 – The 'Figaro Aria' from The Barber of Seville is actually called, 'Largo al factotum.'

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