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Gioachino Rossini

Gioachino Rossini, or Gioacchino, at the baptism Giovacchino Antonio Rossini [1] (Pesaro, 29 February 1792 - Passy, ​​13 November 1868), was an Italian composer.
His activity has ranged through various musical genres, but is mainly remembered for famous and celebrated works such as Il barbiere di Siviglia, L'italiana in Algeri, La gazza ladra, La Cenerentola, Semiramide and Guglielmo Tell. Rossini composed the first opera at the age of fourteen and wrote thirty-nine works of relief in nineteen years, before his sudden abandonment of the theater in 1829; followed decades in which Rossini abandoned his professional compositional activity and was afflicted with depression. He died in the Parisian countryside of Passy, ​​where he had retired to private life.