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Rossini 150: the Man and the Artist



Rossini 150: the Man and the Artist


Gioacchino Rossini is internationally recognized for his brilliant operas and his extraordinary musical career, that officially spanned from 1810 to 1823. Once moved to Paris, he devoted himself to sacred music and oratorios, eventually composing the magnificent Petite Messe Solennelle, and one last masterpiece, the Guglielmo Tell.

This November 13 marks the 150th anniversary of Rossini’s death. To celebrate the artistry of this tremendous musician, his works and life (Rossini became also a gourmet), showing video clips and recordings, PhD Sebastiano Bazzichetto gathers some of the most famous and some of the least-performed works to fully illustrate his dazzling career, and to better understand the fine musical skills of the man behind his famous Barber of Seville.

Tickets: $20 General Public/ $15 IIC Students | Reservation is required. To register please call 416.921.3802 ext. 228


Sebastiano Bazzichetto
Born in Venice, educated in Italy and Canada, Bazzichetto earned his Ph.D. in Italian Studies at the University of Toronto. Bachelor of Arts with honours in Italian Literature from Università di Padova. Master of Arts in Modern Philology with honours from Università di Padova, and a five-year Diploma with honours from Scuola Galileiana of Higher Education, Padova. Currently based in Toronto, his research investigates the literary panorama of Baroque poetry from the beginning of the 17th century. A former violin student, he also nurtures his great passion for opera and ballet, and he writes as a freelance for the Italian-Canadian newspaper Corriere Canadese on its cultural pages.


Date: Friday, November 16, 2018

Time: From 10:00 am To 12:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : With fee


Istituto Italiano di Cultura | 496 Huron Street