Return of the Casa Rossini balcony concerts

11 July 2018

On Friday 13th July at 9.30 p.m. the first of the five gatherings in the new cycle of Concerti dal balcone 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 16th July at the Teatro Sperimentale.

The singers in the opening concert will be the soprano Maria Laura Iacobellis, the tenor Shanul Sharma and the baritone Carles Pachón, accompanied at the piano by Elisa Cerri. Shanul Sharma will sing Ramiro’s aria “Sì, ritrovarla io giuro” from La Cenerentola Maria Laura Iacobellis Berenice’s aria “Voi la sposa pretendete” from L’occasione fa il ladro, while Carles Pachón will perform Figaro’s cavatina “Largo al factotum”.

Three singers will also take part in the concluding concert of the Accademia Rossiniana 2017, which will be held on Monday 16th July at 8.00 p.m. at the Teatro Sperimentale.