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  • DeepSouthSenior: Sirius XM Channel 74 is working just fine. 6:11 PM
  • -Ed.: The “listen̶ 1; link on the Met website isn’t working properly, it cuts off every few... 6:08 PM
  • kashania: I guess some of that has to do with the years during which Pavarotti and Domingo were competing to... 6:01 PM
  • kashania: That’s interesting. I wonder if any other singer has done that before — record the same... 5:46 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: I already have, sort of. Let’s call it a “senior crush.” Marlis Peterson... 5:46 PM
  • almavivante: Ah, yes, “this fall.” I stand corrected. But your admonition about La Donna del Lago... 5:46 PM
  • ML: She’s also a lovely lady. You may fall in love, Deep. 5:25 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: From the four short Final Dress Rehearsal clips available on YouTube, Marlis Petersen may... 5:15 PM
  • Operatunity: Great Clips! Give a birthday shout out to Chuck Jones! His legacy of “What’ s Opera... 5:14 PM
  • ML: At our last Fledermaus, he entered on a float dressed like Liberace and sang Du bist die Welt. I guess... 5:09 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 »