Rossini | 2017 Festival
Based on Voltaire's tragedy Semiramis, Rossini’s final Italian opera (1823) about a power-hungry Babylonian Queen who murdered her husband does NOT end happily ever after! This rarely-performed tour de force is a sumptuous masterpiece, perfectly suited to the intimacy and extraordinary acoustics of The Grand Opera House.

Starring Lindsay Ohse as Semiramide, Aleksandra Romano as Arsace, Timothy Augustin as Idreno, and Daniel Mobbs as Assur. Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts and Dean Anthony directs.

(Featuring the OperaDelaware Orchestra and Chorus. Sung in Italian, with projected English Supertitles.)

PRE-PERFORMANCE LECTURES: Please join us for free, pre-show lectures one hour before curtain. The lectures will take place in the Wesler Room on the lower level of The Grand, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. SPEAKERS: Celebrated dramaturg CORI ELLISON (April 29 & 30) and Metropolitan Opera Radio host/commentator WILLIAM BERGER (May 6 & 7)
April 29, 2017 | 7:30 PM | The Grand
May 7, 2017 | 2:00 PM | The Grand
tickets & venue
Prices Tickets $29 & up
Box Office Purchase online | 302-442-7807
Venue The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE (seating chart; directions)

Photos by Joe del Tufo, Moonloop Photography

This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on

Pre-performance lectures are partially funded by a grand from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the humanities.