Once in a while, someone writes about Rossini with the passion he deserves. In particular this recent item by Patrick Summers, ( Artistic and Music Director of Houston Grand Opera) conveys why Rossini is still important and perhaps is not getting the type of performances that present him at his best. Many scholars write ( and have written) about Rossini and although performers may not necessarily “dot the I’s and cross the T’s” as scholars would, we think this is really great! Of course maestro Summers writes about operas, but Rossini DID NOT stop writing music when he stopped writing for the stage; The CD set on Naxos of “Peches de Vieillesse” by Alessandro Marangoni proves that!
Let’s hope this bodes well for Rossini at HGO!Summers_Forever_Young