His rustic manner and earthy vocabulary may have been ill-suited to the palace of Caserta--'the Italian Versailles'--but they made him popular; he was called the lazzarone
king because he empathized with the city's famous under-class known as lazzaroni, and like them he enjoyed eating maccheroni with his fingers.
Rossini's Album francais contains seven solo songs: "Romeo," "Pompadour, la grande coquette," "Le lazzarone
," "Chanson de Zoro," "Le dodo des enfants," "Adieux a la vie," and "L'orpheline du Tyrol.
Such boomers might say they already have a 401(k) at work or a pension, so they'll "be just fine," says Dale Lazzarone
, a financial services professional with New York Life in Reno, Nev.