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DISCOVERING MRS. ROSSINI: SIGNORA/SENORA ROSSINI
April 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - April 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm EDT$10 – $30
A multi-disciplinary theatrical piece for classical singers, piano, harp and actor/narrator that tells the story of the wife and muse of composer Gioachino Rossini of Barber of Seville fame, Spanish born 19th century diva Isabella Colbran who was the toast of the opera stages of Europe in the early 19th century. The evening tells a tale of love, passion and intrigue at the San Carlo Opera in Naples, woven with excerpts of rarely heard opera solos from the age of bel canto, scenes and arias from Rossini’s Neapolitan period that she premiered as well as Isabella’s own compositions for voice and harp. The concert program and repertoire is curated by Italian musicologist Prof. Sergio Ragni, who recently published “Isabella Colbran, Isabella Rossni”, edited by Zecchini in Italy.