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  • Clita del Toro: IVY: So, you don’t get Sayao. I personally love the little touches she puts into the... 4:22 PM
  • kashania: I’m not totally enamoured of Sayao either. In the Met Rigoletto broadcast, Warren and... 4:15 PM
  • Dabrowski: I’d be pretty surprised if Peter Gelb agreed to any of this without first checking with his... 4:13 PM
  • Dabrowski: Um, operaassport, you do realize that “bargaining unit” is not the same as... 4:12 PM
  • kashania: I don’t think it’s been filmed (I don’t think Bayreuth ever films a cycle in its... 4:11 PM
  • kashania: I agree. AGMA came out better than Met management. The savings will help for sure, but not enough... 4:10 PM
  • tannengrin: Is that a still from the “Castorf Ring” Rheingold? Has that been made available on... 4:08 PM
  • Dabrowski: There’s a me-too at E2b, a sure indication that AGMA and AFM are the more powerful of the... 4:05 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Thanks so much for these uploads! They are very interesting. I listened to the first broadcast... 4:03 PM
  • luvtennis: While it is clear that the crisis is past, I would not want to be the lawyer charged with drafting... 3:59 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 »