Rossini and the Tradition of Bel Canto

Course Ref: C3747064
Date: 10 meetings on Wednesdays starting 12/01/2022. 10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: South Reading Leisure Centre Northumberland Avenue
Tutor: Robin John
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Fee: £90.00

Rossini is mostly known today for his comic opera 'The Barber of Seville' and the much-played overtures from 'The Thieving Magpie' and 'William Tell', but his contribution to opera was much broader than that. A child musical prodigy, he was famous by age 20 and dominated the Italian opera scene in the early decades of the 19C, composing both comic and serious operas, the latter being rarely performed today. With audio and video excerpts from his operas, this course will chronicle Rossini's life and his influence over 19C opera and the 'bel canto' era.

To book a place on this course ring 0300 303 3464 or go to the central WEA website by clicking here.