Andrés Hernández-Salazar - tenor, lecturer & singing teacher

Opera History Courses

The Operas of Rossini

The undisputed king of bel canto, Rossini created some of the most beloved operas of the Italian repertoire. In this course we explore his enduring comedies – from The Barber of Seville to La Cenerentola – while also discovering the dramatic operas he created for Naples, and his final works for Paris. We follow Rossini through his career and enjoy the most virtuosic vocal displays in the opera world.


A Selected Bibliography:

Rossini (Master Musician). Richard Osborne

The Golden Century of Italian Opera from Rossini to Puccini

The Lives Of The Great Composers: Third Edition

Bel Canto Principles and Practices. Cornelius Reid


A Selected Discography:


Rossini: La cambiale di matrimonio

Rossini Operatic Arias: Raul Gimenez, tenor

Las Mujeres y Cuerdas – Songs and Guitar Music

Rossini: Tancredi

Rossini: L’italiana in Algeri (highlights)

The Age of Bel Canto /Jerry Hadley,Richard Bonynge

Rossini: Colbran, the Muse (opera arias). Joyce DiDonato, mezzo

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia

Rossini Three Tenors – Bruce Ford, William Matteuzzi, Paul Austin Kelly

Rossini: La Cenerentola

Juan Diego Flórez – Rossini Arias

Rossini: Mosè in Egitto

The Heroic Bel Canto Tenor. Chirs Merritt

Coloratura Spectacular. Joan Sutherland, Sumi Jo, Marilyn Horne

100 Years of Italian Opera (1810-1820)

A Hundred Years of Italian Opera (1820-1830)

Bravissimo – Best of Bel Canto

The Art of the Prima Donna: Joan Sutherland