Opera Daily: Rossini Wrap-up
Welcome to the Rossini wrap up. We covered a lot of ground over the last two weeks. If you missed any of the posts, you could find them here:
While I’ve been listening to Rossini for years, I learned some new things about him this month.
He was a talented composer and a shrewd businessman. It helped that he lived in Italy during the 19th century when every town had its own theater, its own singers, and its own orchestra, but while other composers like Mozart and Beethoven often struggled to make a living out of their art, Rossini was super successful.
Rossini is best known for his opera buffa (comic opera), but you could say that his opera seria (serious opera) is his…