Stamp of the Month: February 2017

Gioachino Rossini
San Marino 12.2.1999

Gioachino Rossini was born on 29 February 1792 in Pesaro. He died on 13 November 1868 in Passy near Paris. 2017 his birthday comes up for the 225th time.

The Italian composer Gioachino Rossini is one of the world’s most important opera composers. In addition to around 50 operas he composed instrumental music, a number of cantatas, hymns and choruses and spiritual works. His operas “The Barber of Seville” and “Cinderella” are part of the standard repertoire of almost all opera houses.

The video shows the Tonkünstler Orchestra of Lower Austria under the direction of Andrés Orozco-Estrada with the overture to Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” at the Summer Night Gala 2012 in Grafenegg.