The collaboration continues between the Accademia Rossiniana “Alberto Zedda” and the Young Artists Opera Program of the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, directed by Dmitry Vdovin. A few days ago our Intendant Ernesto Palacio, Director of the Accademia, held two days of auditions at the Bashmet Centre, Moscow, for a chosen group of singers hailing from all over Russia, with a view to participation in the Accademia Rossiniana 2020.
Furthermore, Ernesto Palacio held lessons in the Rossini repertoire at the Opera School of the Elena Obraztsova Charity Foundation for Musical Arts. Those participating took leading rôles in La Cenerentola at the Kolobov Novaya Opera and in the Rossini Gala held in the main hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, under the supervision of Dmitry Korchak, artistic director of the Foundation. Among the singers were ex-pupils of the Accademia Rossiniana such as Andrei Maksimov, Maria Barakova and Dmitry Cheblikov; these last two were also involved in the exchange programme of student grants between the Accademia and the Young Artists Opera Program of the Bolshoi Theatre, organized by the Italian Embassy in Moscow.