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Happy Melodies

Rossini's 'Il Turco in Italia'
delights MARIA NOCKIN

 

Gioachino Rossini was known to be a little bit lazy. Legend has it that one time he wrote an aria while lying in bed and dropped it on the floor. Rather than get out of bed and retrieve it, he chose to write another piece. He also reused many arias, ensembles and overtures that he had written for earlier works. Thus, when Milanese opera goers heard that the new work to be performed at La Scala not long after L'Italiana in Algieri ('The Italian in Algiers') was called Il Turco in Italia ('The Turk in Italy'), they thought they might get recycled music...

Copyright © 6 March 2011 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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GIOACCHINO ROSSINI

ITALY

TURKEY

LOS ANGELES OPERA

THOMAS ALLEN

JAMES CONLON

CALIFORNIA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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