Rossini, bellini, and donizetti exhibited bel canto style. Drama develops continuously, one event in the plot influences another. First play in the beaumarche play, marriage of figaro is the third play. Acceleration of effects is known as rossini crescendo. Form reflects change in content/ mood of text. Change in tempo is motivated by change in scene and emotion. Sings about how he is a barber of good quality. Factotum is a man in town that gets many things done. How much he is in demand, how busy he is. Tongue twisting singing is a quality of opera buffa. Lindoro is the count"s name, a poor music student. Bel canto is an ornamentation that deviates from music score, impose own ornament, improvisation. Rossini hated improvisation, wrote elaborate music that is complicated to elaborate. Plot from medieval history, legend, fairy and folk tales. Use of recurring theme and motive linking throughout.