an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces. A tendency for inspired, song-like melodies is evident throughout his scores, which led to the nickname "The Italian Mozart". Until his retirement in 1829, Rossini had been the most popular opera composer in history. He is quoted as joking, "Give me the laundress' bill and I will even set that to music."
 Timeline (20)
02/29/1792-Composer Gioachino Rossini is born in Pesaro, Italy
04/22/1804-Gioachino Rossini, age 12, performs in Imola, Italy 
12/15/1815-Gioachino Rossini gets assignment for The Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia) 
02/20/1816-Gioachino Rossini's opera Barber of Seville premieres in Rome
01/25/1817-Gioachino Rossini's opera La Cenerentola premieres in Rome
06/10/1818-Pesaro opera theater opens with Gioachino Rossini's La gazza ladra
12/28/1821-Naples: Gioachino Rossini moves to Bologna 
03/16/1822-Composer Gioachino Rossini marries Spanish soprano Isabella Colbran in Bologna 
03/22/1822-Gioachino Rossini marries Spanish opera singer Isabella Colbran
02/02/1823-Gioachino Rossini's opera Semiramide premieres in Venice
12/13/1823-Gioachino Rossini arrives in London 
07/30/1824-Gioachino Rossini becomes manager of Theatre Italian, Paris 
06/19/1825-Gioachino Rossini's Il viaggio a Reims premieres
08/20/1828-Gioachino Rossini's opera Le Comte Ory premieres in Paris
08/03/1829-Gioachino Rossini's William Tell premieres in Paris
01/07/1842-Gioachino Rossini's opera Stabat Mater premieres in Paris
08/16/1846-Gioachino Rossini marries Olympe Pelissier in Paris
11/28/1847-Bologna: church San Francisco dei Minori Conventuali initiated with premier of Gioachino Rossini's Tantum Ergo 
04/26/1855-Composer Gioachino Rossini leaves Italy 
12/18/1858-In the Paris suburb of Passy: first "Samedi soir" i/d villa of lovers Gioachino Rossini 
 Mentions (14)
Isabella Colbran
...soprano sfogato. She collaborated with opera composer Gioachino Rossini in the creation of a number of roles that remain...
Gaetano Donizetti
an Italian composer. Along with Gioachino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini, Donizetti was a leading composer of the bel canto opera style during...
Juan Pedro Esnaola
...personal style based upon Mozart, Joseph Haydn, and Gioachino Rossini, but that gradually incorporated Romantic influences....
Giuseppe Farinelli
...the height of his popularity. With the arrival of Gioachino Rossini his operas became less popular, and by 1817 his operas...
Jacopo Ferretti
...success was La Cenerentola, written at great speed for Gioachino Rossini over Christmas in 1816. Ferretti wrote afterwards...
Valentino Fioravanti
...opera buffa composers between Domenico Cimarosa and Gioachino Rossini, he was especially popular in Naples, and was the...
Paolo Giorza to move to nearby Desio. Eventually Paolo heard Gioachino Rossini's Mosé at La Scala, Milan, and his destiny was...
Nicola Bonifacio Logroscino
...Leo. As a musical humorist, he has been classed with Gioachino Rossini.
Saverio Mercadante
...the international celebrity of Gaetano Donizetti or Gioachino Rossini beyond his own lifetime, he composed as impressive...
Giovanni Pacini
...operas. His first 25 or so operas were written when Gioachino Rossini dominated the Italian operatic stage. But Pacini's...
Luigi Romanelli
...most successful works, La pietra del paragone for Gioachino Rossini, Elisa e Claudio for Mercadante, Fedra for Mayr and...
Carlo Evasio Soliva
...composition at the Milan Conservatory. A contemporary of Gioachino Rossini, he is best known for his 1816 opera La testa...
Cesare Sterbini best known as the librettist for two operas by Gioachino Rossini: Torvaldo e Dorliska (1815) and The Barber of Seville...
Andrea Leone Tottola known for his work with Gaetano Donizetti and Gioachino Rossini. It is not known when or where he was born. He became...
Gioachino Rossini17921804

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