Gioachino Rossini *February 29 1792 — The Life You Give

Gioachino Rossini, born Gioachino Antonio Rossini, on February 29 1792, in Pesaro, Papal States [Italy], is the composer noted for his operas, particularly his comic operas, of which The Barber of Seville (1816), Cinderella (1817), and Semiramide (1823) are among the best known. Of his later, larger-scale dramatic operas, the most widely heard is William… Continue reading Gioachino Rossini *February 29 1792 — The Life You Give

Stabat Mater (Rossini) premiered today in 1842

Stabat Mater is a work based on the traditional structure of the Stabat Mater sequence, for chorus and soloists, by Gioachino Rossini. It was composed late in his career after retiring from the composition of opera. He began the work in 1831 but did not complete it until 1841.Performed for the first time in Paris,… Continue reading Stabat Mater (Rossini) premiered today in 1842