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Happy Birthday, Gioachino Rossini (with classic video footage)

On this leap day in 1792, the great Italian composer, Gioachino Rossini, was born.

He wrote over 30 operas along with many other works, but he is probably best known for The Barber of Seville. So in honor of Signore Rossini’s 220th birthday, I offer you The Barber of Seville the way most of us were probably introduced to it: care of Bugs Bunny and the absolute genius of Chuck Jones and Carl Stalling.

Below is the complete, unabridged classic, “The Rabbit of Seville.” (If the YouTube video is a little too grainy for you, click HERE for a much higher quality version on a different site that WordPress won’t let me embed directly into this post.)

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