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Reviving Rossini's Tancredi

MARGARET DARBY reports
from Opera Philadelphia

 

Gioachino Rossini was twenty-one years old when he and librettist Gaetano Rossi wrote an opera based on Voltaire's tragic play Tancrède. Sensing what the public would like, they gave the opera a happy ending. When Tancredi premiered at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice on 6 February 1813, it propelled young Rossini to fame. The next production of Tancredi was in Ferrara a few weeks later and Rossini was asked to restore Voltaire's tragic ending...

Copyright © 16 February 2017 Margaret Darby,
Philadelphia USA

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