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Opera Delaware's production of Semiramide was part of the company’s 2017 festival celebrating the 225th anniversary of Rossini’s birth, which also featured performances of La Cenerentola and the Petite Messe Solennelle.
Andrew Moravcsik of Opera Today said of the Semiramide production: “I can think of no place in America I would rather hear this type of opera than Wilmington’s Grand Opera House... This is Rossinian opera as it was meant to be experienced... Contributing decisively to the success of the Delaware Semiramide is also the conducting of the young American Rossini specialist, Anthony Barrese. He inspires the orchestra, to play with distinctive Rossinian articulation, phrasing, rhythmic pulse and exuberance... Opera Delaware has also assembled a cast of promising young singers, all about a decade into their careers—each enthusiastic, accomplished, and versed in bel canto style.”