On Thursday 16th August at 4.00 p.m. at the Teatro Rossini a concert entitled Grandi scene rossiniane will take place, interpreted by Nicola Alaimo, joined by the actor Remo Girone. Michele Spotti will conduct the Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini and the Chorus of the Teatro della Fortuna M. Agostini. The concert, planned with the assistance of Sergio Ragni, will offer numbers from Torvaldo e Dorliska, Maometto II, Il viaggio a Reims and Semiramide. Remo Girone will introduce the various numbers reading a text that will describe their historical and musical development.
The baritone Nicola Alaimo, who was awarded the Premio Abbiati in 2016, was born in Palermo and has been heard in leading theatres and festivals all over the world. Among his most recent engagements were Don Quichotte at Chicago, La Cenerentola on tour for and at the Monte Carlo Opera, where he has also sung I masnadieri; the title rôle in Simon Boccanegra at Antwerp; Adriana Lecouvreur at Palermo; La forza del destino at the Metropolitan, New York; Il Turco in Italia and La bohème at Bologna; Il trovatore at Monte Carlo; Falstaff at Budapest; Il pirata at Milan; Puccini’s Messa di Gloria at Madrid. He has worked with such conductors as Benini, Campanella, Gelmetti, Levine, Mariotti, Mehta, Muti, Pidò, Spinosi.
A regular visitor to the Rossini Opera Festival, he has sung in La Cenerentola (Dandini), Il barbiere di Siviglia (Bartolo), a Belcanto Concert, Matilde di Shabran (Aliprando), Guillaume Tell (Title rôle), La gazzetta (Don Pomponio), a Belcanto Concert, Il Turco in Italia (Geronio), Flórez 20, Torvaldo e Dorliska (Duca d’Ordow).