Presentation of the Crescendo per Rossini project

7 March 2014

The 2014 edition of Crescendo per Rossini, a didactic project for primary and secondary schools, was presented to the press today at Palazzo Montani Antaldi. 

The project is promoted by the Rossini Opera Festival and by the Fondazione Rossini with contributions from the Consorzio Marche Spettacolo and the Banca Marche, and also enjoys collaboration with the Foundation of the Cassa di Risparmio di Pesaro and the patronage of the Assessorato alla Pubblica Istruzione of the Province of Pesaro and Urbino, and the Assessorato alla Cultura of the Pesaro Town Council.

Crescendo per Rossini forms part of Refresh! Lo spettacolo delle Marche per le nuove generazioni, a busy project of the Consorzio Marche Spettacolo, an organization that gathers together the most important private subjects operating in the field of live theatre in the Region.

Professoressa Claudia Rondolini has organized the course into a series of preparatory lessons aiming at familiarizing students with Rossini from the historical and artistic points of view; other lessons teach the participants how to listen properly to an opera, through the means of audio-visual material. Furthermore, a workshop phase is envisaged in which students may get to know the elements making up an opera: words, music, acting. Finally, guided visits will be paid to some of the places connected with the figure of Gioachino Rossini: the library of the Fondazione Rossini and the Teatro Rossini. Students will be able to be present at musical and stage rehearsals and also at a performance of Armida.

As from this year the project will amplify its educational activities by offering an experimental course designed for primary schools, based on an analysis of the opera Armida. This didactic scheme is divided into two series of lessons: the first aims at a deeper knowledge of Rossini from the historical and artistic point of view, as well as the staging of the opera; the second series includes listening sessions and musical activities in a more natural language, closer to the world of children.

The project is designed to be a didactic experience that, through play, allows the young participants to enter into a Rossinian atmosphere. At the end of the course a guided visit to the Teatro Rossini is envisaged, including a musical and theatrical laboratory in the Sala della Repubblica. Furthermore, the project offers the possibility of taking children to see the ante-dress rehearsal of the opera at the Adriatic Arena, to visit places normally not accessible to the public.

The course will be organized by Marco Manzo, Lucia Moricoli, Marco Roveti and Elisabetta Tamburello, with the support of the Banca Etruria and Tonelli Design.


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