I cannot encourage you enough to listen to and attend the operas that these paraphrases were taken from. To that end, I have indicated the title and the placement of each aria enabling you to locate them easily when listening to the work. In music, not everything is defined by notes and rhythm, the essentials may lie elsewhere. This is even truer of opera.
Fantaisie sur le Barbier de Séville de Gioacchino Rossini - Fantaisie sur Don Juan de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Fantaisie sur le Trouvère de Giuseppe Verdi
A mysterious 19th century saxophonist
The 19th century, though not so distant, remains full of surprises. By chance, I happened to learn about the existence of a saxophonist whose work deserves to be better known: Ali-Ben-Sou-Alle. A rare and unusual figure, he was a saxophonist, [...]