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Overview (3)

Born in Pesaro, Papal State [now Marche, Italy]
Died in Passy, Paris, France
Birth NameGioachino Antonio Rossini

Mini Bio (1)

As a son of a horn player and a singer Rossini was taught instruments early in his life. When he was older he went to the conservatory of Bologna for lessons. His first opera was such a big success that a lot of people wanted him to write more pieces. But nevertheless in 1816 his masterpiece "The Barber of Seville" failed although later it received the attention it deserved. In 1823 Rossini became the director of the Italian Opera in Paris, but when he stopped working he left for Italy only to return in 1853 and stay in Paris until his death in 1868.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Volker Boehm

Spouse (2)

Olympe Pélissier (16 August 1846 - 13 November 1868) ( his death)
Isabella Colbran (22 March 1822 - 7 October 1845) ( her death)

Trivia (1)

His first wife, Isabella Colbran, was an opera singer, for whom Rossini wrote the title "Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra". She sang the role of Desdemona in his next opera, "Otello, ossia il Moro di Venezia". They separated in 1837 when Rossini began a relationship with artists' model Olympe Pélissier. Rossini married Pélissier the year after Colbran died.

Personal Quotes (1)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the only musician who had as much knowledge as genius, and as much genius as knowledge.

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