Gazza ladra, La

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Gazza ladra, La (The Thieving Magpie). Opera in 2 acts by Rossini to lib. by Gherardini after comedy La Pie voleuse, 1815, by d'Aubigny and Caigniez. Prod. Milan 1817, London 1821, New Orleans 1928. Though the opera was not revived until 1965 in Florence, the ov., in Rossini's most brilliant style, remained popular. Wexford Fest. 1959; Leeds (Opera North) 1992.