Rossini Opera Festival 2023

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Aureliano in Palmira

The public realised that 21-year-old Rossini was something special in 1813 after the success of Signor Bruschino and Italiana in Algeri. But Aureliano in Palmira, commissioned in 1813 to open La Scala’s carniva...
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Eduardo E Cristina

Rossini had under a month to compose Eduardo.  Eduardo was a ‘centone’(patchwork) opera, as 19/26 numbers were ‘borrowed’ from earlier operas -in particular Adelaide di Borgogna, Ricciardo e Zoraide and Ermione...
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Adelaide of Burgundy
Adelaide di Borgogna

Rossini’s 23rd opera, composed under frantic time restraints, for the Carnival season in 1817, followed several 1817 triumphs – Cenerentola, La Gazza Ladra and Armida, yet Adelaide had a lukewarm reception – cr...

The Journey to Reims
Il viaggio a Reims

Il Viaggio a Reims, Rossini’s last Italian opera (writing in French thereafter), composed for 14 solo voices, premiered in 1825, for Charles X’s coronation, to promote love, peace, and also Rossini’s French rep...