The Accademia welcomes a new partner

4 July 2022

The 34th edition of the Accademia Rossiniana "Alberto Zedda", a permanent study seminar on vocal and dramaturgical issues related to the Rossini restitution and the development of the critical edition, opened this morning, July 4, with the announcement of the entry of an exceptional partner: the Foundation Meuccia Severi, created by the entrepreneur from Pesaro for the enhancement of the immense artistic heritage of its collections.

Carlo Grossi, president of the Meuccia Severi Foundation, stated: "The bond between Pesaro and culture  is extremely strong and resilient, this bond has its roots in the past and looks to the future. The Board of the Meuccia Severi Foundation, in exploring the values and activities of the prestigious Accademia Rossiniana, has been able to recognize with admiration what the Rossini heritage has generated over the years, and how it is tirelessly promoting ever new lymph that finds concrete expression in young musical talents to conquer the major world stages. The Rossini Academy and the Meuccia Severi Foundation are the protagonists of the partnership that today sees the combination of territory-culture, young-talent, history-future".

These are the words of the ROF President, Deputy Mayor Daniele Vimini: "The decision of the Meuccia Severi Foundation to support the Accademia Rossiniana is particularly significant, because it associates the name of a worthy citizen, patron of culture and capable of exporting quality Made in Italy in the world, to an institution such as the Rossini Opera Festival which, in turn, has universally spread the music of Rossini. The collaboration between cultural institutions in this case enhances the training activity of young talents that, from Pesaro, stand out every year the flight to the most important stages".
The Accademia Rossiniana, directed by the Superintendent of the ROF Ernesto Palacio, offers until 16 July to students and listeners lessons in vocal interpretation, musicology and scenic art, themed lectures and master classes.
In addition to the lectures and master classes held by Ernesto Palacio with the musical coordination of Rubén Sánchez-Vieco and the collaboration of Luca Canonici as vocal coach, the program includes presentations by directors Hugo De Ana and Rosetta Cucchi, the director and singer Alfonso Antoniozzi, the musicologists Federico Agostinelli and Marco Beghelli (in collaboration with the Fondazione Rossini), the physiatrist Frank Musarra and the phoniatrician Franco Fussi. The singer Nicola Alaimo will hold a master class.

At the end of the courses, Monday, July 18 at 20 at the Teatro Sperimentale, there will be the usual final concert, during which the students, accompanied on the piano by Elisa Cerri and Rubén Sánchez-Vieco, will perform pages of the Rossini operatic repertoire. Direct ticket sales at the Teatro Sperimentale on Monday, July 18 from 16. Ticket price 10 €.

The young talents of the Accademia Rossiniana "Alberto Zedda" will also be the protagonists of Il viaggio a Reims, which will be staged at the Teatro Rossini on 13 and 15 August at 11 in the 43rd edition of the Rossini Opera Festival, and the Concerts at the Museum, which will be held at the Museo Nazionale Rossini on 1, 5, 12, 14 and 16 August at 11.
The first performance of the Viaggio a Reims by the students of the Accademia Rossiniana "Alberto Zedda" will be streamed live on OperaVision, the free platform managed by Opera Europa and co-financed by the Creative Europe programme within the Next Generation project. The two performances of the Viaggio will be available for six months on OperaVision, together with a dedicated podcast and a backstage video.

From this year, the students will also be protagonists of the mini-cycle of concerts Salons Rossini, scheduled on 24, 27 and 31 July at 21 in some precious villages in the province of Pesaro and Urbino: San Lorenzo in Campo, Gradara and San Costanzo. Each concert will be introduced by a short presentation by Andrea Parissi of the Fondazione Rossini and concluded by a special "Rossini tasting".