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  • perfidia: I have been thinking, after hearing Peters’ recording of Zerbinetta, that she was probably... 9:46 AM
  • Krunoslav: I had indeed forgotten- quite awful, with Hvorostovsky– ; was it his first studio set?–... 9:43 AM
  • Buster: The piano version, in this case, works well – more intimate, more exposed: httpv://www.you... 9:35 AM
  • Gualtier M: Just a note here: Metropolitan Opera accumulated a $22 million dollar deficit last year,... 9:35 AM
  • kennedet: I hope not, Salome. Is she trying to reinvent herself or just having fun? If it’s the... 9:20 AM
  • Buster: There is a also a Jessye Cavalleria Rusticana – best forgotten. 9:08 AM
  • Often admonished: She sang both soprano and mezzo parts for Abbado. At two separate performances, fortunately. 8:41 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Ja danke. Klar, Freitag habe ich den Türken. :) 8:16 AM
  • Lohengrin: Zur Info: 27. November ist Donneestag. 8:08 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: OK dann am Freitag. Danke und viel Spaß. 8:03 AM

Conquering Ciro

By the time Rossini was 20, he had produced six operas, most of them brief, comic and slight. He admitted to admiring Mozart (not then well known south of the Alps), but the melodies of his early works show more of the influence of Paisiello. There is, however, already something substantially new and Rossinian about the early operas, and by the time he was twenty-one, in 1813, he had made himself famous all over the kingdom of Italy (that is to say, between Naples and the Alps) with the grand opera Tancredi and the comic L’Italiana in Algeri.   Read more »