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Gioacchino Rossini
​1792 - 1868

Gioacchino Rossini was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces.


His most famous operatic works include Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), La Cenerentola, La gazza ladra (The thieving magpie) and Guillaume Tell (William Tell). A tendency towards inspired, song-like melodies can be seen in his scores, which led to the nickname "The Italian Mozart".


Until his retirement in 1829, Rossini was the most popular opera composer in history.

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