The More I learn, the Less I Know

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868) was an Italian composer who gained fame for his 39 operas, although he also wrote many songs, some chamber music and piano pieces, and some sacred music. He set new standards for both comic and serious opera before retiring from large-scale composition while still in his thirties, at the height of his popularity.

Adelaide di Borgogna: ossia Ottone, re d’Italia (1817)

Adelaide di Borgogna (Adelaide of Burgundy)
Opera in Two Acts
(With additions by Michele Carafa)
Libretto by Giovanni Schmidt