For Rossini's 57th birthday: One of his finest operas.
The Hapsburg Emperor enjoyed this opera buffa so much he saw it twice in one night.
A shrewd old philosopher sets up a School for Lovers to teach them wisdom. The four young people in this opera badly need it.
Where are his operas Haydn?
"Mozart's first masterpiece! The finest opera seria ever composed!"
How does it compare to Rossini's?
Was Salieri the missing link between Gluck and Rossini?