The ROF protagonist in Il bello dell’Italia

27 October 2023
Today's supplement to the Corriere della Sera, Il bello dell'Italia, devoted two pages to the Rossini Opera Festival: an interview with the Honorary President and former Intendant, Gianfranco Mariotti, and another with the current Intendant and Director of the Accademia Rossiniana 'Alberto Zedda', Ernesto Palacio. With the former, Valerio Cappelli traced the over 40-year history of the event, while with the latter, Enrico Parola recounted the almost equally long and glorious history of the Accademia, which has created a new generation of Rossinian voices.

Il Bello dell'Italia (The Beauty of Italy), the Corriere della Sera's travelling initiative that tells the story of our territory and its dynamic and excellent realities, will be in Pesaro on 10 November for an event hosted by the journalist Alessandro Cannavò, which will take place at the Pescheria Visual Arts Centre (5 p.m.) and will be streamed live on It will be an opportunity to anticipate the highlights of Pesaro, the 2024 Italian Capital of Culture. Rossini's music will be the leitmotif of the evening, with some arias and duets from La Cenerentola performed by singers from the Accademia Rossiniana, Giuseppe Toia, Chiara Tirotta and Pietro Adaini, accompanied by pianist Alessandro Uva. Cristian Della Chiara, director general, will speak on behalf of the ROF.