February 20, 1816~ Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” premieres

Portrait of Gioacchino Rossini by Francesco Hayez, after a photograph by Étienne Carjat

1870 / Oil on canvas / 42 9/10”x34 1/5” / Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy

The premiere of Gioachino Rossini’s opera buffa The Barber of Seville on 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina in Rome was a verifiable disaster! …
http://www.interlude.hk/front/rossini-barber-sevillepremiered-today-1816/

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February 20~ African-American visual artists

February 20, 1872: The Met opens its doors to the public

Nancy Wilson: Born February 20, 1937

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February 1, 1896~ Puccini’s La Bohème premieres

Poster by Adolfo Hohenstein
for the original production of Giacomo Puccini‘s La Bohème

1895 / Lithograph / 40”x26” / The Morgan Library & Museum, NYC

Previous February 1 posts:

February 1~ African-American visual artists

Piet Mondrian: March 7, 1872-February 1, 1944

I Want To Hold Your Hand

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