Gioachino Rossini

Gioachino Rossini

Born: February 29, 1792

Died: November 13, 1868

Nationality: Italian

Occupation: Composer

Biography: Gioachino Antonio Rossini (Italian pronunciation: was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces. His best-known operas include the Italian comedies Il barbiere di Siviglia and La Cenerentola and the French-language epics Moïse et Pharaon and Guillaume Tell.