Jessica Pratt will be the star of the third concert in the open-air theatre established in Piazza del Popolo: on Friday 14th August at 8.30 p.m. she will be accompanied by the Filarmonica Gioachino Rossini conducted by Alessandro Bonato.
The soprano Jessica Pratt was born in Bristol, England, and within a decade of her début has sung more than thirty-five rôles, from South America to Australia, in such theatres as those of Paris, Zürich, Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples, Vienna, Berlin, Barcelona, Hamburg and Sydney, working with such conductors as Santi, Nagano, Frizza, Abbado, Oren, Rizzi, Minkowski, Noseda, Pidò, Thielemann and Dudamel. She has taken leading rôles at La Scala, Milan, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and at the Metropolitan, New York.
A refined interpreter of the Rossini and Donizetti repertoire, she has for some years collaborated with the Pesaro and Bergamo Festivals. She has also appeared with Belcanto at Caramoor, New York and at the Verona Arena, the Verdi Festival of Parma, the Granda Festival of Lima, the Savonlinna Opera Festival and the Dortmund Musikfest. Her future engagements include a return to the Metropolitan, New York and concerts at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, at the Teatro Real, Madrid, and at the Tchaikowsky Concert Hall, Moscow.
The concert programme will feature the Overture to Il Signor Bruschino; the Countess’s Aria “En proie à la tristesse” from Le Comte Ory; the Overture , the Recitative “Gran Dio! deh, tu proteggi” and Amenaide’s Aria “Giusto Dio che umile adoro” from Tancredi; The Overture, the Recitative “Que vais-je devenir?” and Pamyra’s Aria “Ô Patrie infortunée!” from Le Siège de Corinthe; The Overture and Norina’s Cavatina “Quel guardo il cavaliere” from Don Pasquale; The Overture, the Récit “C’en est donc fait” and Marie’s Air “Salut à la France!” from La Fille du regiment; Violetta’s Aria “È strano! è strano…” from La traviata.