Semiramide

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Semiramide is an opera in two acts by Gioacchino Rossini. The libretto was written by Gaetano Rossi based on Voltaire's tragedy Semiramis (it in turn based on the legend of Semiramis of Babylon). It was first performed in Teatro La Fenice, Venice on February 2 1823.

Semiramide is Rossini's last opera seria Some critics argue that its extremely florid vocal style is not used for expressive effect but for spectacular vocal display.

Semiramide is occasionally performed and is not part of the standard operatic repertoire. There are several recordings of it.

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