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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