On Friday 28th July at 9.30 p.m. the second 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 soprano Noluvuyiso Mpofu, tenor Oscar Oré, baritones Francesco Auriemma and Michael Borth, accompanied at the piano by Rubén Sánchez-Vieco. Noluvuyiso Mpofu and Oscar Oré will sing Comtesse-Comte duet “Ah! Quel respect, Madame” from Le Comte Ory; Michael Borth will perform Dandini’s cavatina “Come un’ape ne’ giorni d’aprile” from La Cenerentola, while Francesco Auriemma will sing the very famous cavatina of Figaro “Largo al factotum” from Il barbiere di Siviglia.
Next appointments with Concerti dal balcone will be held on Saturday 13th and Thuesday 15th July at 9.30 p.m. at the Teatro Sperimentale.