Opera Daily: Rossini, the master of serious opera & going out on a high note
Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of Opera Daily. If you missed the Rossini kickoff post from last week, you could find it here. Like last week, this issue is written in partnership with Heather Johnson. As a bonus this week, we will take you behind the scenes of Opera Daily. On Thursday, we’ll share a Listening Session with the two of us where we discuss and debate our favorite Rossini pieces. We will then wrap up Rossini month with a post on Sunday, January 31st, with some highlights (and a hint at next month’s theme).
Let’s dive in and listen to some music from Rossini’s serious opera.
For the Love of Rossini, Part Two.
We started this series by looking at what Rossini is best known for, his comedic writing. It’s his opera seria, or serious operas, though, where we find some of his best writing. In fact, the belief is that his last opera, Guillaume Tell (1829) is his true masterpiece.