On Monday 6th July the Teatro Sperimentale will witness the opening of the XXVII 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.
The aspiring students come from 37 countries in the five continents: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Esthonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, England, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Holland, Peru, Poland, The Czech Republic, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the Ukraine and The U.S.A..
In addition to the lessons and master classes held by Alberto Zedda with the musical support of Lanfranco Marcelletti and Anna Bigliardi, the programme envisages contributions from Gianfranco Mariotti, Sovrintendente of the Festival, from the stage directors Damiano Michieletto and Elisabetta Courir, the musicologist and conductor Marco Mencoboni, from the Festival’s head of make-up Luca Oblach, the physiotherapist Frank Musarra, the vocal coaches Marianna Brilla and Lisa Paglin, and the ear, nose and throat specialist Franco Fussi, besides meetings with members of the casts of La gazzetta and La gazza ladra, to be mounted as part of the 2015 Rossini Opera Festival and the master class by the tenor Juan Diego Flórez.
The course will end on Monday 20th 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 25th July at 8.00 p.m., in a concert-event at Villa Montani (Ginestreto). 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 14th and 17th August in the framework of the Youth Festival of the XXXVII edition of the Rossini Opera Festival.