On Friday 14th July at 9.30 p.m. the first of the four gatherings in the new cycle of Concerti dal balcone [balcony concerts] will take place, organized by the Pesaro Town Council’s Assessorato alla Bellezza and by the Rossini Opera Festival after an idea by Marco Mencoboni, in collaboration with Sistema Museo, Amat and the Fondazione Rossini.
The balcony of the composer’s birthplace will be the scene of vocal performances by some of the best pupils of the Accademia Rossiniana “Alberto Zedda”, a study seminar on modern belcanto interpretation which will run until Monday 17th July at the Teatro Sperimentale.
The singers in the opening concert will be the sopranos Francesca Tassinari and Sofia Mchedlishvili, accompanied at the piano by Elisa Cerri. Francesca Tassinari will sing Fanny’s aria “Vorrei spiegarvi il giubilo” from La cambiale di matrimonio and Giulia’s aria “Il mio ben sospiro e chiamo” from La scala di seta, while Sofia Mchedlishvili will perform Amenaide’s scena “Di mia vita infelice”.
Francesca Tassinari and Sofia Mchedlishvili will also take part in the concluding concert of the Accademia Rossiniana 2017, which will be held on Monday 17th July at 8.00 p.m. at the Teatro Sperimentale.