aka The Frazzled Mom
Rossini’s The Barber of Seville
It seems whenever The Barber of Seville comes on I can’t help whistling or singing to it (thanks to Bugs Bunny). Sadly, I’ve never seen the actual opera.
Gioachino Rossini comes from a family of musicians. No doubt this helped teach and encourage him to become a musician as well. He wrote his first piece at the age of 20. He’s no Mozart (who composed his first piece at the age of 5, touring by the age of 6). Still, I can’t say I’ve accomplished much and 20 past me already. No doubt, The Barber of Seville is his most notable piece.
Rossini was buried in Paris’ Père Lachaise cemetery close to the graves of Chopin, Bellini, and Cherubini, but eventually his grave was moved to Santa Croce, Florence, and was supposedly attended by more than 6,000 people.
If it sounds familiar to you, and you’re part of my generation, here’s why:
Thanks to cartoons such as these, I was introduced to classical music and learned to appreciate it at a young age.