Tancredi is an opera in two acts by composer Gioachino Rossini and librettist Gaetano Rossi, based on Voltaire's play Tancrède (1759). Though Rossini first composed his opera with a happy ending in mind, he eventually had the poet Luigi Lechi rework the libretto to emulate the original tragic ending by Voltaire.
The New York Times presents the Teatro alla Scala’s opening performance
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Nardello: “We possess a huge asset: Music”.