(ANSA) - ROME, AUGUST 03 - The 42nd edition of the Rossini Opera Festival, scheduled in Pesaro from 9 to 22 August, dedicated to the recently deceased English director Graham Vick, is kicking off.
The program, never so rich, includes four new productions: Moïse et Pharaon, Mr. Bruschino, Elisabettina of England and Stabat Mater.
The Festival will close on Sunday 22 August with the Rossini Gala.
The inaugural show, Moïse et Pharaon, is staged by the 91-year-old director, set designer and costume designer Pier LuigiPizzi, with the Rai National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Giacomo Sagripani. It continues with the one-act farce Il signorBruschino, conceived by the duo Barbe & Doucet, with the FilarmonicaGioachino Rossini directed by the twenty-eight year old Michele Spotti. The third opera on the bill is Elizabeth Queen of England staged by Davide Livermore with the Rai Orchestra, conducted by Evelino Pidò. The latest new production is the Stabat Mater in formascenica, under the direction of Jader Bignamini at the head of the Gioachino Rossini Philharmonic and with direction, sets, costumes and transparencies Massimo Gasparon.
The Rof 2021 closes on Sunday 22 August in Piazza del Popoloc with the Rossini Gala which celebrates the 25th anniversary of Juan Diego Flórez's debut in Pesaro. On the podium again Michele Spotti who directs the Rai National Symphony Orchestra and the Chorus of the Ventidio Basso Theater. Alongside Flórez, the great voices of Eleonora Buratto, Salome Jicia, Marina Monzò, MartaPluda, Pietro Spagnoli, Sergey Romanovsky, Giorgio Caoduro, JackSwanson, Matteo Roma, Manuel Amati, Nicolò Donini. (HANDLE).