Unprecedented success for the XXXVII edition of the Rossini Opera Festival. The box office registered an absolute record in takings (1.158.000 euro) and a number of patrons (17.250) never recorded in the recent history of the event. The percentage of foreigners has even reached 71%, showing the ever-growing interest of the public and the popularity of the Festival; the largest numbers came from France, Germany, Japan, England, the USA, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain and Holland. No fewer than 42 nations were represented, including newcomers such as Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica and Turkey.
Many of the journalists also come from abroad. Articles on the Festival have been written by journalists from 24 countries throughout the world: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, the Vatican, France, Germany, Japan, Greece, England, Latvia, Luxembourg, Peru, the Czech Republic, Rumania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, the USA, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, Hungary.
Rai Radio3 has broadcast live the operas presented in the Festival, repeated by the radio of 14 countries in 3 continents (Australia, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, England, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Serbia, Spain, the USA, Sweden). Furthermore, the three operas were heard live on line all over the world, and, for a week, on streaming on demand on the RAI Radio3 website.
On the 12th August Il viaggio a Reims was broadcast on live streaming on the Rossini Opera Festival’s website, Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Together with the big names of the international critical faculty, the Festival was visited by representatives of some of the most important opera houses and concert organizations: the Metropolitan Opera, the Japan Opera Foundation, the Theater an der Wien, De Vlaamse Opera, the Opera Vlandeeren, the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, the Dutch National Opera & Ballet, the Semperoper Dresden, Rossini in Wildbad, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Opéra National de Paris, the Théâtre Châtelet de Paris, the Opéra de Rennes, the Opéra National du Rhin, the Royal Opera House of Muscate, the Teatro Comunale, Bologna, the Teatro Comunale, Ferrara, the Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa, the Macerata Opera Festival, the Teatro San Carlo, Naples, the Teatro Massimo, Palermo, the Teatro Regio, Parma, the RAI International Orchestra.
The XXXVIII Rossini Opera Festival (10-22 August 2017) will propose, in collaboration with the Fondazione Rossini, the first performance in the critical edition of Le siege de Corinthe (conducted by Roberto Abbado and staged by Fura dels Baus). Beside this, La pietra del paragone (conducted by Daniele Rustioni and staged by Pier Luigi Pizzi), scenically re-elaborated for the Adriatic Arena, and the revival of the very rarely performed Torvaldo e Dorliska (conducted by Francesco Lanzillotta and staged by Mario Martone).