Il viaggio a Reims, the scenic cantata which has by now become a symbol of the Rossini Opera Festival, is back again and will be performed on the 13th and 15th August at 11.00 a.m. at the Teatro Rossini. As from 2001 the ROF, as part of the Festival Giovane (Young People’s Festival), offers Il viaggio as performed by young singers who have studied at the Accademia Rossiniana “Alberto Zedda”. This arduous test has allowed many of them to gain entrance to international theatres, beginning with the one in Pesaro, which will, this year, once again offer a place on the bill to fifteen ex-pupils.
The pupils of the 34th edition of the Accademia, which was held from the 5th to the 19th July under the direction of the Intendant Ernesto Palacio, will take leading rôles in the production invented by Emilio Sagi, with costumes by Pepa Ojanguren, rehearsed by Matteo Anselmi. The Filarmonica Gioachino Rossini will be conducted by Daniel Carter.
The cast of the two performances will be Maria Smiirnova and Irene Celle (Corinna), Paola Leguizamón and Anush Martorosyan (Marchesa Melibea), Aitana Sanz e Inés Lorans (Contessa di Folleville), Maria Kokareva and Lyaila Alamanova (Madama Cortese), Tianxuefei Sun and Víctor Jiménez (Cavalier Belfiore), Dave Monaco and Valerio Borgioni (Conte di Libenskof), Lluís Calvet i Pey and Georgy Ekimov (Lord Sidney), Matteo Guerzé (Don Profondo), Janusz Nosek and Stefan Astakhov (Barone di Trombonok), Stefan Astakhov and David Roy (Don Alvaro), Georgy Ekimov and Janusz Nosek (Don Prudenzio), Víctor Jiménez e Tianxuefei Sun (Don Luigino), Lyaila Alamanova and Maria Kokareva (Delia), Anush Martirosyan and Paola Leguizamón (Maddalena), Inés Lorans and Aitana Sanz (Modestina), Valerio Borgioni and Dave Monaco (Zefirino/Gelsomino), Mariano Orozco (Antonio)
The two performances will be televised in direct streaming on the web site of the ROF and on the Festival Facebook page, in collaboration with the Pesaro Town Council and Amat. As part of the Next Generation project, the first performance of Il viaggio will also be broadcast on OperaVision.eu, the freeview opera streaming platform run by Opera Europa and supported by the European Union's Creative Europe programme. The two performances of Il viaggio will be available for six months on OperaVision platform, along with a dedicated podcast and backstage video.