Teatro Nuovo’s Way With Bel Canto: Bellini’s Stranger and Rossini’s Magpie

Teatro Nuovo has quickly made a name for itself with its high-quality performances of bel canto works. Do they live up to heightened expectations with La Straniera and La Gazza Ladra? Charles Jernigan reviews.

Brownlee shines in Washington Concert Opera’s Zelmira

Zelmira is one of the least known of Rossini’s 39 operas. It had its premiere on 16 February, 1822, at the San Carlo Opera House in Naples, the last of the Rossini operas premiered there. Rossini had been under contract with Domenico Barbaja, impresario of the San Carlo, since 1815 and had composed nine operas for the Parthenopean city (as well as nine operas for other cities during the seven year period). Zelmira was a great success with the public, and the critics generally found it…

Will Crutchfield reviews “A Life with Rossini”

The translation of Alberto Zedda’s book “Divagazioni Rossiniane” gets a worthy review.

Rossini in your living room with Maxim Mironov and Richard Barker

The recently released CD featuring the artistry of tenor Maxim Mironov accompanied by pianist Richard Barker follows their previous collaboration devoted to Bellini.

A visit to the Rossini Opera Academy in Lunenburg,Canada

The center of Rossini activity was in Lunenburg, Canada in September 2018
Daniela Barcellona returns to coach Sermiramide in September 2019

Lyri made its debut at the Rossini Opera Festival

Opera libretti synchronized on smartphones.. this is Lyri

Zedda memorial concert review

Honoring Zedda in the best way possible.

Book Review : The Singing Turk

We are fortunate that a member of the American Rossini Society who recently reviewed this book by Larry Wolff agreed to share his review with us. It is a lengthy review but well worth reading. You may also… Read More

Espana alla Rossini

We are pleased to bring you a review of a CD which explores some non-standard Rossini repertory. The music on this CD will be presented in several concerts in January with Anna Tonna, Miguel Borallo,and others. In NYC… Read More

Touched by the Magic Wand of Rossinian Madness

A wonderful review from ROF 2015