The first Salon Rossini

17 July 2023

On Wednesday 19th July at 9.00 p.m. in the courtyard of the Rocca di Gradara the cycle of concerts Salons Rossini will be inaugurated, featuring the pupils of the Accademia Rossiniana “Alberto Zedda” 2023, sponsored by the Fondazione Meuccia Severi.

This concert series draws its inspiration from the famous, animated Salons at Rossini’s home and will take place in various old towns in the province of Pesaro Urbino, giving our ROF audiences the opportunity to discover the surroundings of Pesaro and, at the same time, bringing Festival performances to a new audience in unusual and evocative surroundings.

These concerts, forming part of the programming of the Festival Giovane 2023, a section of the Rossini Opera Festival dedicated to promising young singers, will be introduced by a short listening guide by the musicologist Andrea Parissi of the Fondazione Rossini and will conclude in conviviality.

This second edition of the Salons Rossini has been organized by a collaboration between the Fondazione Rossini and the town councils of Gradara, Cagli, Mondavio, Carpegna and Urbino.  Entrance is free of charge subject to the availability of seats.  Information: [email protected]

The opening concert is entitled La source est dans le coeur, and will be dedicated to the French repertoire of Rossini.  Alessandro Uva will accompany at the pianoforte the pupils pf the Academy: Andrés Cascante (baritone) in William Tell’s Aria “Sois immobile, et vers la terre” from Guillaume Tell, Tamar Otanadze (soprano) in Mathilde’s romance “Sombre forêt, désert triste et sauvage” from Guillaume Tell, Paolo Nevi (tenor) in the Count’s Aria “Que le destin prospère” from Le Comte Ory, Xavier Prado and Martina Russomanno in the Duet for Mathilde and Arnold “Oui, vous l’arrachez à mon âme” from Guillaume Tell.

In case of bad weather the concert will be given at the Teatro Comunale.

The other concerts in the series, all scheduled to begin at 9.00 p.m., will be held on Saturday 22nd July at the church of San Francesco, Cagli; on Thursday 27th July at the Franciscan Cloisters at Mondavio; on Sunday 30th July at the Palazzo dei Principi di Carpegna and on Tuesday 1st August at the Ducal Palace, Urbino.