Thursday, November 12, 2009

Commemorate Rossini!

141st Anniversary of Rossini's death

Giachino Antonio Rossini was born in 1792 and passed away November 13, 1868. Rossini is best known for his 39 operas and their overtures.

The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes has performed numerous overtures by Rossini, and as you probably remember, the OSFL opened its 2009-2010 season with the Overture to William Tell. Other recent performances of Rossini include the Overture to Cinderella in 2002 and Overture to The Italian Girl in Algiers in 2001.

The Barber of Seville is one of his most famous operas. This overture has been used throughout television media for years. Click the link below to watch its most famous media appearance! Can you guess what it is?

Barber of Seville