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Gioachino Rossini

Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph By Jan Swafford

Daniel Asia | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Whether in his definitive biography of Ives, his meditation on Brahms or in this most recent offering, Swafford gets to the core of the man and deep inside the music.

WATCH: Men Twerking To Classical Music Is The Best (NSFW)

Oliver Noble | Posted 07.11.2013 | Comedy

Welcome to part two of ‘Twerking to Classical’, an ongoing series in which we strive to establish the legitimacy of the budding dance form known a...

A New Take On An Old Tale

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 03.29.2013 | Arts

VIENNA — There is no pumpkin-turned-coach on the stage, no glass slipper, no fairy godmother, and the action takes place in an imaginary Italian...

First Internet-Based Platform For Streaming Live Opera Debuts

AP | Posted 10.21.2012 | Arts

VIENNA -- Vienna's opera scene is going live on the web for the first time with the launch of the first Internet-based platform for streaming classica...

200-Year-Old Opera Finally Comes To The U.S.

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home

KATONAH, N.Y. -- An Italian opera composer who was a budding genius at age 19 and a Polish contralto who remains a vocal phenomenon at age 60 teamed u...

How Google Honors 'Leap Day'

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 02.29.2012 | Technology

Google's colorful, illustrated doodle on February 29 celebrated not one but two events: Italian composer Gioachino Rossini's 220th birthday and Leap D...

A Turk in Italy Comes to Town in an Airstream Trailer

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

If you have not yet seen The Turk in Italy at LA Opera, here's what you need to do: Drop everything and buy a ticket before they are sold out.

A Good Hair Day for the Los Angeles Opera

Alexandra McNally | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Alexandra McNally

For some people, three hours watching zaftig women and baritone men in tights belt out Italian (or even German) lyrics is like hanging out in Dante's seventh circle of hell. But not me.