Monday, 24 March 2014

Rossini à Naples

Giovanni David
Giovanni David
To celebrate the opening of Rossini's Otello at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées on 7 April 2014, I have an article about Rossini's Neapolitan operas on the Forum Opera (website in French). Rossini wrote nine opera seria for Naples, starting with Elisabetta Regina d'Inghilterra and including Otello, Ermione and La donna del Lago, each in its way quite amazing and each starring star soprano Isabella Colbran and tenor Andrea Nozzari. The image is of tenor Giovanni David who played Rodrigo in Otello.

The article sheds background on what went in to making these opera. For those that read French, see the Forum Opera website.

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