Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 15 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Paris. He died in Paris in 1868, universally honoured!
2. He got married twice. His first wife, Isabella Colbran, was a leading soprano in Naples. His second wife, Olympe Pélissier, tended him through his ill health.
|At the age of 37, Rossini stopped writing music, aside from some occasional works. What did he then do to fill his days?||The Life and Works of Rossini
Cookery and food. He spend his time with cooking (making some now famous recipes), and accordingly got very fat!
|Famous for his overtures, Rossini didn't write a new one for every opera! He re-used the overture from 'Elisabetta' for a more famous opera. Which one?||The Life and Works of Rossini
Il Barbiere di Siviglia. For "La Gazza Ladra", "Tancredi" and "Guglielmo Tell" he wrote original music.
|According to the stories, Rossini was very lazy, and wrote in his bed. Once he noticed on the evening of the premier, he 'forgot' to wrote an overture. The director of the opera house locked him in a room and threatened to throw him out of the window should he not provide him of an overture! For which opera was this, if we may believe this story?||The Life and Works of Rossini
La Gazza Ladra. An interesting anecdote, but if it is true....?
Othello. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" was set on music by Mendelssohn and Britten, "Romeo and Juliet" by Gounod and Bellini, and "Hamlet" by Thomas.
a magpie. The spoon that was stolen was taken away by 'The Thieving Magpie', so again a happy ending!
|Guglielmo Tell, one of his more serious and longer operas, was not written for an Italian opera house. For which one was it written instead?||The Life and Works of Rossini
Paris. While in Paris, he wrote Guglielmo Tell, a great 'Opera' whose style helped inspire Meyerbeer.
|Eventually, Rossini got successful even in Naples, and became musical and artistic director of the Teatro San Carlo. Did he write excusively for that company?||The Life and Works of Rossini
No. While having this function he also wrote for the opera house of Rome.
|Rossini continued to write several operas each year, for the different opera houses of Italy. Almost everywhere he got great success, but in which Italian city was he initially less successful?||The Life and Works of Rossini
Naples. Met with a lot of sceptism at first, Naples soon warmely greeted Rossini.
|Very soon, he began attempts to write an opera. How old was Rossini when he wrote his first opera, written for the opera house of Venice?||The Life and Works of Rossini
18. Not quite as young as Mozart, but still pretty young!
1792 - 1868. Tthe false answers are the data of Bach (1685 - 1750), Mozart (1756 - 1791) and Beethoven (1770 - 1827)!