First of the Incontri talks

7 August 2017

On Wednesday 9th August, at 11.00 a.m., the first of our series of Incontri – talks – will be held in the Sala della Repubblica of the Teatro Rossini, organized on behalf of the Festival by the Fondazione Rossini.  The lecture, given by the musicologist Damien Colas, will be a preparation for listening to Le siège de Corinthe, the opera that will open the XXXVIII edition of the Rossini Opera Festival on Thursday 10th August.  Damien Colas himself has prepared the critical edition of the opera, the first performance of which will be given at the Adriatic Arena, conducted by Roberto Abbado,  in a staging designed by Carlus Padrissa and Lita Cabellut from the Catalan collective La Fura dels Baus.


Another four talks are planned, all in the Sala della Repubblica at 11.00 a.m.; on Thursday 10th August an introduction to La pietra del paragone, with Ilaria Narici, Pier Luigi Pizzi and Daniele Rustioni; on Friday 11thAugust an introduction to Torvaldo e Dorliska with Ilaria Narici, Daniela Schiavone and Francesco Lanzillotta; on Thursday 17th August I tenori di Rossini, with Marco Beghelli; on Monday 21st August the author Larry Wolff will present his book The Singing Turk.