The opera Mohammed II is by Gioachino Rossini and is performed in two acts.
The author rewrote Cesare della Valle’s libretto as an opera based on his own verse drama Anna Erizo (1820).
The composer Gioachino Rossini was employed at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples for five years. During this period, Naples was a real music capital with an opera house and a European orchestra of outstanding quality and quantity. He gave Naples the two operas Maometto II and Zelmira.
The opera Mohammed II was first performed in 1820 in the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and, with its very demanding musical structures and a tragic ending, did not meet the taste of the audience. The Maestro Rossini modified some passages of the opera Maometto II, which was revived in an altered form and with a happy ending in 1822 at the Teatro La Fenice.