Updated: Nov 13
Also famously known as the ‘Cat Duet’, Giaochino Rossini’s Duetto buffo di due gatti (‘Humorous duet for cats’) comprises of only one lyric. This entertaining performance features two talented African American opera singers, Chichi Enu and Adrienne Ivey.
The cats engage in a humorous exchange, with each performer injecting their own comedic essence into the feline characters. In addition, there is a perceivable sense of rivalry between the two cats.
Although the piece is frequently linked to Rossini, it has been suggested that it was compiled by composer, Robert Lucas Pearsall. Rossini's association with this piece stems from the fact that its melodies primarily originate from his 1816 opera "Otello."
Text by: Deyun Lin/Licha Stelaus Productions
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