On Thursday 3 July the Teatro Sperimentale will witness the opening of the XXVI edition of the Accademia Rossiniana, a permanent seminar dedicated to the study of the problems of modern bel canto interpretation directed by Alberto Zedda. The Accademia, following a well-established formula, offers pupils and auditors lessons in vocal interpretation and acting, lectures on apposite subjects, master classes and meetings with the artists engaged to sing in the operas mounted at the Rossini Opera Festival.
This year 19 srudents will take part, chosen from among more than 250 candidates coming from 41 nations and five continents: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, South Korea, Croatia, Esthonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Japan, Greece, Hong Kong, England, Israel, Italy, Kazakhistan, Kossovo, Malta, Mexico, Moklova, Holland, Peru, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Roumania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, the United States, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, the Ukraine and Hungary.
In addition to the lessons and master classes held by Alberto Zedda with the musical support of Anna Bigliardi, the programme envisages contributions from Gianfranco Mariotti, Sovrintendente of the Festival, from the stage directors Luca Ronconi, Mario Martone and Elisabetta Courir, the musicologist and conductor Marco Mencoboni, from the Festival’s head of make-up Luca Oblach, the physiotherapist Frank Musarra and the ear, nose and throat specialist Franco Fussi, besides meetings with members of the casts of Armida and Aureliano in Palmira, to be mounted as part of the 2013 Rossini Opera Festival. Among the novelties in the XXVI edition the master class by the tenor Juan Diego Flórez stands out.
The course will end on Friday 18th July at 8.00 p.m., with the usual Final Concert, during which the pupils, accompanied at the piano by Anna Bigliardi, will sing music from Il viaggio a Reims and other Rossini operas.
Furthermore, some of the soloists from the Accademia Rossiniana will sing, on Sunday 27th July at 8.00 p.m., in a concert-event at Villa Matarazzo (Gradara). The box-office takings from this concert will go to further the work of IOPRA – the Istituto Oncologico Pesarese “Raffaele Antoniello”. For further information: 0721.32230.
The young singers of the Accademia Rossiniana will also take leading roles in Il viaggio a Reims, which will be staged at the Teatro Rossini on the 13th and 16th August in the framework of the Youth Festival of the XXXV edition of the Rossini Opera Festival.