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  • Camille: Hi, scifisci—lon g time no see. Yes, I corroborate with you about Lee, as I saw his second or... 11:14 PM
  • scifisci: Kaufmann is a special artist but I would not be that disappointed that Lee is filling in or that... 10:44 PM
  • Camille: Feldmarschie, hahahahaha! I just now saw your reference to Jackie O! I am sorry to disappoint your... 9:49 PM
  • Lady Abbado: Finally a glimpse into Angela Gheorghiu’s take on the role of Charlotte: http://staatsop... 9:37 PM
  • Camille: I thought she was pretty good as the Jaroslavna as well, and we had been warned by œdipe about the... 9:36 PM
  • Camille: I haven’t forgotten her at all because she is my favourite, by a landslide, because she could... 9:31 PM
  • Resistopiu: Well you all seem to forget Latonia Moore who was the best Aida I have seen since Price 9:10 PM
  • Resistopiu: Actually Armer her last London performance was in Don Carlos, the first night which I was very... 9:03 PM
  • ipomoea: Thank you, Satisfied, Lee is not what I planned or paid for last July. With a local “provinc... 8:30 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: Satisfied: Jean-Francois Borras replaced Kaufmann as Werther at the Met, and... 7:43 PM

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 »