The first of the Operatic Symphony Concerts in the 44th edition of the Rossini Opera Festival will take place on the 17th August at 3.30 p.m. at the Teatro Sperimentale and will feature the soprano Rosa Feola, making her first appearance at the Festival, accompanied by the Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini conducted by Sesto Quattrini.
The concert programme will be entirely dedicated to Rossini’s music: The Overture and Ninetta’s Cavatina “Di piacer mi balza il cor” from La gazza ladra, the Overture and Fiorilla’s Cavatina “Non si dà follia maggiore” from Il Turco in Italia, the Overture and Semiramide’s Cavatina “Bel raggio lusinghier” from Semiramide, the Overture and Amenaide’s Cavatina “No, che il morir non è” from Tancredi.
The soprano Rosa Feola was born in Caserta, near Naples, and completed her studies with Renata Scotto at the Opera Studio of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, where she made her début in the part of Corinna in Il viaggio a Reims, and she caught international attention by winning the Operalia 2010 singing competition at La Scala, Milan. At the beginning of her career she sang Ines in the Due Figaro of Mercadante conducted by Riccardo Muti. With Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra she made her American début in Orff’s Carmina Burana at Millenium Park, Chicago and at the opening of the concert season at Carnegie Hall. She has sung at the leading theatres, including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Milan, the Vienna State Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, the Rome Opera, the San Carlo, Naples, the Zürich Opera House, the Salzburg Festival, and the opera houses of Washington, Barcelona, Berlin,
London and Madrid. Her most recent engagements have been the leading rôles in Rigoletto at the Metropolitan, Don Giovanni in Hamburg, Turandot in Zürich and Mozart’s Mass in C minor at Santa Cecilia, Rome.
The second Operatic Symphony Concert will take place on the 20th August at 3.30 p.m. at the Teatro Sperimentale, and will feature the mezzo-soprano Maria Kataeva.
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