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Rossini

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This filmed biography of 19th century composer Giacchino Rossini was originally released in Italy in 1940. Nino Besozzi stars as Rossini, while real-life contralto Paola Barbara plays Rossini's opera-star wife Isabella Colbran. The plot concentrates on the years 1815 through 1827, during which Rossini was commissioned to write such operatic masterpieces as Paola Barbara and Paola Barbara. His most famous work, Paola Barbara, is only alluded...more

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