Gioachino Rossini archive
Read Talk Like An Opera Geek: Savoring The Bel Canto Sound
March 28, 2012 – The "beautiful singing" of the early 1800s marks an appealing milestone in the story of opera.
Read Talk Like An Opera Geek: In the Basement With The Basses
January 18, 2012 – With opera's subterranean serenaders, it's important to know a basso buffo from a basso profondo.
Read Talk Like An Opera Geek: Tuning Into Tenors
Read Talk Like An Opera Geek: Managing Mezzos, Altos And Contraltos
November 16, 2011 – Learn to love our low-voiced lady opera singers who get to play everything from royalty to rivals.
Read More Than Just A Pretty Overture: Rossini's 'William Tell' WDAV
August 12, 2011 – It's not just "Hi-ho, Silver!" — there are four whole acts, an apple and a bow. WDAV
Read Rescue Reversed: Rossini's 'L'Italiana in Algeri' WDAV
Read Rossini's Overlooked 'Otello' WDAV
Listen Brilliance In The Shadows: Mercadante's 'Virginia' WDAV
May 27, 2011 – Once a great hit in Italy, this opera of ancient Roman intrigues has unfairly long languished. WDAV
Listen Second Time Around: Rossini's 'Siege of Corinth' WDAV
Read First Listen: Joyce DiDonato, 'Diva, Divo'
Listen A Fairytale Grows Up: Rossini's 'La Cenerentola' WDAV
Read Composers In The Kitchen: Gioachino Rossini's Haute Cuisine
November 25, 2010 – Though Rossini mainly composed comic operas, he didn't fool around when it came to food.
Listen Recycled Brilliance: Rossini's 'Sigismondo' WDAV
Listen Teachers Who Made A Difference: Joyce DiDonato's Seeds Of Confidence
October 13, 2010 – The opera star recalls a third grade letter to her parents, turning potential tragedy into triumph.