The Virtues of Virtuosity


This rare comic opera by the young (20-year-old!) Rossini has really captivated us, and we can’t wait to put it on the stage. Today, I refer you to the digital version of a piece written by Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Roger Pines.

Roger introduced me to La pietra del paragone over 20 years ago, and he’s kind of responsible for this beautiful show making its way to WTO. Take a few minutes, click through, and dig deep into the history and nuances of Rossini’s first full-length opera.

The Virtues of Virtuosity



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