American Rossini Society

The American Rossini Society is an organization devoted to promoting the work of Gioachino Rossini throughout North America.

Inspired by the suggestions of the late Alberto Zedda, and encouraged by Philip Gossett, who was our honorary president from our inception, the Society welcomes members, both American and foreign, to help us fulfill our dream of making Rossini as popular in the US as he was in his day in Europe.

We have the good fortune of being partners of the German Rossini Society, Europe’s most active organization devoted to Rossini. Their support and guidance continues to be a valuable asset.

Our members enjoy the benefits of our newsletter, notices of upcoming events and invitations to informal gatherings. Our social media presence is an important cornerstone of our activities particularly since our members are not concentrated in a particular geographical area . In addition to the website which is our host, we are on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We also have a Youtube channel.

Our web presence allows us to share interviews, reviews, and articles of general interest. We welcome contributions from members.

Our long-range plans include co-sponsoring lectures, performances, and master classes with other organizations.We are in the process of developing partnerships with regional opera groups and educational institutions who share our  desire to promote and perform Rossini’s music. In addition we hope to develop materials for use in schools and adult education programs. It is important to build new audiences for Rossini!

Should you have any questions please contact us

To become a member of the American Rossini Society please contact with “membership” in the subject line.