The Accademia Rossiniana has reached 287 applications for the auditions to take part in the 2016 edition of the permanent seminar dedicated to study of the problems involved in modern bel canto interpretation, directed by Alberto Zedda. The Accademia, following its well-tried formula, offers students and listeners lessons in vocal interpretation and acting, lectures on various subjects, master classes and meetings with artists engaged for the operas presented in the Rossini Opera Festival.
The aspiring students come from 43 countries in the five continents: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, FYROM, Georgia, Germany, Greece, England, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mexico, Holland, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, The U.S.A. and Venezuela.
The Accademia Rossiniana 2016 will take place from the 4th to the 18th July. The subjects considered suitable will be chosen to participate in the closing concert of the Accademia, scheduled for the last day of the course; furthermore, a selected group of pupils will take part in performances of Il viaggio a Reims which will be staged on the 12th and 15th of August as part of the “Festival Giovane”, an integral part of the programme of the XXXVI Rossini Opera Festival.