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  • Quanto Painy Fakor: Excellent. Brava, bastarda! That is exactly what I was hoping people would feel and I agree with your entire... 12:09 PM
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  • LT: I can see her point. Otello is the object of Iago’s destructive hatred. Desdemona is more like collateral damage. 11:49 AM
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  • kashania: Glad to see the great W. Meier getting the top billing for “on this day” feature. What a career she has had (and... 11:46 AM
  • DonCarloFanatic: Maybe it was the director’s insistence, but SR spent much of Trov on her knees or falling to the ground, and she... 11:40 AM
  • chicagoing: Reviewing the Met Opera calendar for the next several days it struck me that not only did LOC present a Tannhauser with Johan... 11:05 AM
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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 »