Gioachino Rossini was an Italian composer famous for his popular operas. He wrote 30 of them. Rossini knew what he was passionate about and reached for his dreams. Even through unsettling events as a child, Rossini continued to strive to be the greatest opera composer he could be. An interesting fact about him is that he loved to joke around and play tricks on his friends – this even comes across sometimes in his music.
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William Tell Overture
William Tell Overture, Part 2
Mickey Mouse’s The Band Concert using music from Rossini’s William Tell Overture.
Figaro’s Aria from the Barber of Seville
Patrick Carfizzi, Lawrence Brownlee and Daniel Belcher in Houston Grand Opera’s production of Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers. October 26 – November 11, 2012
Duetto buffo di due gatti
Overture to the Barber of Seville performed by the King’s Singers.