Questions for the Opera

6 May 2020

On Friday May 8 we will launch a new online didactic activity which is linked to the educational project Crescendo per Rossini. Questions for the Opera is achieved with the collaboration of Bravopera, Fondazione G.Rossini, Unitel, Ricordi and sponsored by the Municipality of Pesaro.                                                 

The project reverses the usual learning process, we will start by showing lengthy pieces of one of our productions and then we will move on to the technical and theoretical aspects of the actual opera. We will freely answer the various elicited questions from the viewers without following a set pattern.      

The first opera that we will analyse will be L’Italiana in Algeri in the dazzling production staged by the ROF in 2013 by Davide Livermore (sets and lighting by Nicolas Bovey and costumes by Gianluca Falaschi) conducted by José Ramón Encinar featuring Anna Goryachova, Alex Esposito, Davide Luciano, Mario Cassi, Mariangela Sicilia and Raffaella Lupinacci. Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.               

This initiative is aimed at High School students, young adults and in general at all of those people who know and love opera but have yet to assimilate its mechanisms and technicalities. These online lectures can be precious both for teachers and social media followers.                 

The schedule involves five 3 day sessions. We will post a short video on our social media channels with short Q&As and simultaneously we will publish on our website an interactive pdf page with extensive answers to the questions elicited during the video. On the next day we will collect more questions asked by our viewers. On the third day we will interview artists and opera professionals who will then answer the questions. At last we will stream the entire production. We will furthermore publish critical essays, detailed information and the librettos for teachers who wish to examine in the depth the topic with their students. The material will be available both on our social media channels and on our website.

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