The Concerti di Belcanto (Bel Canto Concerts), eagerly awaited every year by Festival audiences, continue. This time the artist is Anna Bonitatibus, who will sing on the 19th August at 4.00 p.m. at the Teatro Rossini. The programme includes music by Rossini, Colbran and Malibran. She will be accompanied at the piano by Adele D’Aronzo.
The mezzo-soprano Anna Bonitatibus was born in Potenza: her repertoire includes operas by Cavalli, Händel, Vivaldi, Gluck, Cimarosa, Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, Gounod, Massenet, Mascagni, Ravel, and, above all, her beloved Rossini for whom she has always shown a marked dedication as singer and ambassadress.
She has sung at the Teatro alla Scala, the Teatro San Carlo, the Vienna Staatsoper, the Teatro Real of Madrid, the Gran Teatro Liceu, Barcelona, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels, the Opernhaus, Zurich, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Wignore Hall, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the Opéra-Comique. She inaugurated the Grange Festival in 2017 and has been invited to the Festivals of Salzburg, Moscow, Florence, Bergamo, Seoul.
Besides her vast operatic repertoire she is noted for her busy concert activity and for her original choice of programmes, from Monteverdi to Berio. She has founded the publishing house “Consonarte – Vox in Musica”, a project domiciled in London for the rediscovery and popularization of the Italian chamber song.
Her most recent and most celebrated recordings include “Semiramide – La Signora regale” (Sony), winner of an Opera Awards citation, and “en travesti” (BR Klassik).
Among her engagements in the near future is a new production of Händel’s Agrippina at the Hamburg Staatsoper, and also a return to the Wigmore Hall, London, for a recital dedicated to Beethoven and Rossini.
The last remaining concert in the Concerti di Belcanto series will be given on the 20th August (by Nino Machaidze) at 4.00 p.m., once more at the Teatro Rossini.