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Rossini's Otello in Vienna

Rossini wrote Otello in 1816, between Il barbiere di Siviglia and La Cenerentola, as a commission for the royal theatre in Naples. Anyone expecting a faithful musical rendition of Shakespeare – as Lord Byron did – was in for a disappointment. 344 more words


Firebird Suite headlines ASO Masterworks Concert this weekend

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor, presents the first 2016 concert of the Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series: Firebird Suite, 7:30 PM Saturday, January 30 and 3:00 PM Sunday, January 31, 2016, at the Maumelle Performing Arts Center. 370 more words


Mozart's birthday: an online exhibition

To mark the 260th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart earlier this week, the Library mounted a small exhibition. For the benefit of those who cannot visit the exhibition in person, here are some selected highlights. 653 more words


CCP's 3rd Metro Opera in HD Season Features La Donna Del Lago on Dec. 8

Gioachino Rossini’s bel canto tour-de-force LA DONNA DEL LAGO (The Lady of the Lake) is the second offering the CCP 3rd season Metropolitan Opera in HD slated on December 8 at Greenbelt 3 Cinema 1. 311 more words

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November 29 ~ Today in Music

.1770 ~ Peter Hansel, composer

1797 ~ Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer
More information about Donizetti

. 1825 ~ Rossini’s Barber of Seville was presented in New York City. 583 more words


Rossini's Armida @ Gent

Interesting how Rossini and his librettist Giovanni Schmidt treated the subject. In Schmidt’s vision, Armida and Rinaldo already know and love each other. With this expedient Rossini is able to put the focus quite fast on the great love duet in the first act. 567 more words

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