An Anecdote about Gioacchino Rossini from the online opera guide
Smile about the story where the famous Italian composer dumbfounded a Maccaroni merchant.
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The anecdote in Video
From: Pasticcio Capriccio: Der allerneueste Opernführer von Konrad Beikircher (available only in German)
Peter Lutz, opera-inside, the online opera guide