Gioachino Rossini

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Birthday
29, 1792
Birthplace
Pesaro, Italy
Death Date
Nov 13, 1868 (76)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
29, 1792
Birthplace
Pesaro, Italy
Death Date
Nov 13, 1868 (76)

About

Composer of The Barber of Seville and Moise et Pharaon. He was one of the most popular composers of his day.

Before Fame

He studied as an apprentice of musician Giuseppe Prinetti.

Trivia

He wrote 20 operas, including Otello and La Cenerentolar, between 1815 and 1823.

Family Life

He married Isabella Colbran, an opera singer, in 1822. After she died, he began courting Olympe Pelissier, whom he married in 1846.

Associated With

He corresponded with composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who encouraged him to continue writing operas.