ROSSINI OPERA FESTIVAL
THE ROSSINI OPERA FESTIVAL TURNS 40
From 11 to 23 August in Pesaro: Semiramide, L’Equivoco Stravagante, and Demetrio e Polibio
The fortieth edition will be held in Pesaro from 11 to 23 August. There will be two new productions: Semiramide, conducted by Michele Mariotti and staged by Graham Vick; and L’Equivoco Stravagante, conducted by Carlo Rizzi and directed by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier. A previous production of the rarely performed Demetrio e Polibio, conducted by Paolo Arrivabeni and staged by Davide Livermore, is also presented by the Festival. The principal orchestra of the Festival is the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale delle Rai-Radiotelevisione Italiana.
The Festival’s program also includes Il Viaggio a Reims performed by the Accademia Rossiniana “Alberto Zedda”; a Gala with some of today’s most important interpreters of Rossini (Juan Diego Flórez, Lawrence Brownlee, Angela Meade, Erwin Schrott, Nicola Alaimo, Paolo Bordogna, Michele Pertusi); the Cantata La Riconoscenza; the Soirées Musicales; two lyric Concerts with Orchestra; two Belcanto Concerts.