Wednesday, 25 January 2017

La Cenerentola

On this day, two hundred years ago, Gioachino Rossini's "La Cenerentola" (Cinderella) was premièred in the Teatro Valle in Rome. As it happens, Rossini is this week's Composer of the Week on Radio 3. One still marvels at the sky-rocketing early career from early beginnings and his amazing fecundity, leading to such wealth that he was able to retire from writing opera at the age of 37.

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