Are you all ready for your Rossini fix? As we look forward to San Diego Opera’s production of The Barber of Seville, we’ll take a deep dive into the great composer’s life with Zoom lecture series with Dr. Nic! SD Opera presents a four-part virtual lecture series leading up to their production of The Barber of Seville and invites San Diego Public Library patrons to attend these lectures in celebration of the library's 65th anniversary of the Opera Insights Series!
Don't know who Rossini is?
Think of Gioachino Rossini as the Andrew Lloyd Webber of his time...he came to know what his audiences really wanted and how to get them to clamor for more! To truly understand how Rossini became the most successful (and the wealthiest!) composer of his time, Dr. Nic will take us through some of the important trends in art and culture that surrounded him when he was just getting started...as a child, an itinerant opera coach, as a music student...and see how his life was influenced by it all. We'll look at Rossini during a time of extraordinary development in music, art, literature and politics and how his life and works were at the center of it all.
Please visit the San Diego Opera's website for more information about their upcoming production of The Barber of Seville(link is external).
Text and image courtesy of SD Opera