Zelmira (Italian pronunciation: [dzelˈmiːra]) is an opera in two acts by Gioachino Rossini to a libretto by Andrea Leone Tottola. Based on the French play, Zelmire by de Belloy, it was the last of the composer's Neapolitan operas. Stendhal called its music Teutonic, comparing it with La clemenza di Tito but remarking: "...while Mozart would probably, had he lived, have grown completely Italian, Rossini may well, by the end of his career, have become more German than Beethoven himself!"

Librettist Andrea Leone Tottola (Based on the French play, Zelmire by de Belloy)
Premiered 1822, February 16th (Teatro di San Carlo) in Naples, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
Type Opera
Spoken language Italian
Instruments Orchestra
Voice (Bass) - Polidoro, King of Lesbos
Voice (Soprano) - Zelmira, his daughter
Voice (Contralto) - Emma, her confidant
Voice (Tenor) - Ilo, Prince of Troy and husband of Zelmira
Voice (Tenor) - Antenore, a usurper from Mytilene
Voice (Bass-Baritone) - Leucippo, his confidant, a general
Voice (Tenor) - Eacide, a follower of Prince Ilo
Voice (Bass) - High priest of Jupiter
Autotranslations beta Gioachino Rossini: Zelmira
Gioachino Rossini: Zelmira
Gioachino Rossini: Zelmira