15.000 days of the ROF

22 September 2021
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On the 28th August 1980 the curtain of the Teatro Rossini rose on the first performance of La gazza ladra, the inaugural production of the first edition of the Rossini Opera Festival. Wednesday 22nd September 2021 will mark the passage of precisely 15.000 days from that date. The impact of the Rossini Opera Festival on the town of Pesaro and its own identification with the town represents a bond that has been renewed daily for more than forty years, and this is why we have thought it pertinent to choose the day as the unit of measurement for calculating the age of the Festival.

Thanks to the work of the ROF Laboratories, 24 setting models of some of the principal operas staged during the Festival’s 41 years have been restored. These models will be a feature of the exhibition ROF 15K, which will be inaugurated at the Museo Nazionale Rossini on Wednesday 29nd September at 6 pm.

List of models: 2011 Mosè in Egitto (Vick), 2013 Guglielmo Tell (Vick), 1994 L’inganno felice (Vick), 1998 Cenerentola (Ronconi), 2005 Il barbiere di Siviglia (Ronconi), 1995 Guglielmo Tell (Pizzi), 2018 Il barbiere di Siviglia (Pizzi), 1982 Tancredi (Pizzi), 2002 La pietra del paragone (Pizzi), 2001 Le nozze di Teti e di Peleo (Pizzi), 2012 Ciro in Babilonia (Livermore), 1994 L’Italiana in Algeri (Fo), 2001 La gazzetta (Fo), 2004 Matilde di Shabran (Martone), 2007 La gazza ladra (Michieletto), 2020 La cambiale di matrimonio (Dale), 2000 La scala di seta (De Filippo), 2019 L’equivoco stravagante (Leiser & Caurier), 2012 Il signor Bruschino (Teatro Sotterraneo), 1985 Il signor Bruschino (De Simone), 1987 Ermione (De Simone), 2019 Semiramide (Vick), 1992 Semiramide (De Ana), 2003 Semiramide (Kaegi).


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