Joseph Rescigno to Conduct Rare Staging of Rossini's LA GAZZETTA at Boston's Paramount Theater, 4/6-9

Mr. Gossett, an internationally renowned expert on 19th-Century Italian opera, will be a consultant to this production, writing out recitatives for the singers and advising on appropriate 19th-century ornamentation. He will also participate in a panel discussion, The Musical Work in Transit: Revision, Reception, and Edition, on Wednesday, March 13 at 4:30 p.m. in Pierce Hall at New England Conservatory; and deliver a lecture, Rossini's Comic Opera, "La Gazzetta," Complete for the First Time Ever, on Wednesday, April 3 at 5:00 p.m. in the Keller Room at NEC. Both the panel discussion and lecture will be open to the public, free of charge. In recognition of the service Mr. Gossett has done for opera, he will be the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the Conservatory and will give the Commencement address at the annual Commencement Exercises, Sunday, May 18.

La Gazzetta, ossia Il matrimonio per concorso
("The Newspaper, or The Wedding Contest")
Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. • Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
Monday, April 8, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. • Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

The Paramount Theater • 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
American Premiere of Critical Edition by Philip Gossett and Fabrizio Scipioni;
World Premiere of the Rediscovered Act I Quintet

New England Conservatory Opera
Joseph Rescigno, Conductor
Joshua Major, Director

Tickets: $20, $16 for students/seniors; 2-for-1 with WGBH Member ID, online at or by phone at 617/585-1122.


The Musical Work in Transit: Revision, Reception, and Edition
Panel Discussion with Philip Gossett and Other Scholars and Performers
Wednesday, March 13 at 4:30 p.m.
Pierce Hall, St. Botolph Building, New England Conservatory
241 St. Botolph Street, Boston, MA 02115

Rossini's Comic Opera, "La Gazzetta," Complete for the First Time Ever
Lecture by Philip Gossett
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
The Keller Room, Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA 02115

Photo Credit: Richard Brodzeller