Accademia Rossiniana Alberto Zedda

The Accademia Rossiniana Alberto Zedda is a seminar dedicated to the problems of Rossini interpretation, active in the Festival since 1989 under the guidance of Alberto Zedda, until his recent passing, and now directed by Ernesto Palacio. It is not a school of singing, but a place where one can learn the mentality, the culture, and the style of bel canto. The Accademia was also inaugurated with the idea of forming a more modern opera singer, disposed to give equal importance to the claims of singing, musicology and the visual aspects in an opera. In more than a quarter of a century the Accademia has furnished a whole troop of young vocal artists who can be heard today in theatres all over the world, spreading an easily recognizable and particular approach to Rossini.