Aria Di Gelato

10 April 2024

Did you know? While nowadays we eat popcorn at the movies, Italians savoured gelato or granita at operas in the past!

Italian opera has long been renowned worldwide, though few know that in the 19th century, opera houses would feature an "Aria di gelato" or "Aria di sorbetto" near the finale sung by supporting roles as patrons picked up frozen desserts from vendors in the house. With music for the ears and sweet chill on the tongue, it's no surprise gelato was beloved in Italy.

Curious to hear an "Aria di gelato" ? Listen to Gioachino Rossini's famous Il vecchiotto cerca moglie from "The Barber of Seville", then enjoy our authentic gelato or granita at Stecco Natura Gelaterie.