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Taking the Pulse of Pesaro

Has the standard for Rossini singing fallen? STEPHEN HASTINGS judges the quality of performances on offer at Pesaro's Rossini Opera Festival.

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The statue of Rossini at the Palazzo Olivieri Machirelli in Pesaro
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Of all Italian composers, Gioachino Rossini arguably challenges most openly the creative imagination of the singer, requiring him not only to deal with complex vocal writing but to inflect the often f...

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