The 31st edition of the Accademia Rossiniana "Alberto Zedda", a permanent seminar on vocal and dramaturgical themes connected to Rossini's interpretation and the development of the Critical Edition, kicks off on Monday 8 July at 11.00 pm at the Teatro Sperimentale. The Accademia Rossiniana, directed by the ROF Intendant Ernesto Palacio, offers lessons for vocal interpretation, musicology and acting, lectures on apposite subjects and master classes.
This year 18 full-time students will participate, from Belarus, Brazil, Chile, South Korea, Portugal, Russia, Spain, the United States, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Italy, selected from over three hundred applications received from all the world. Also this year another student will attend lectures of the Academy, coming from the Academy of the Bolshoi Theater, beneficiary of the exchange scholarship program organized by the Italian Embassy in Moscow.
Alongside lessons 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 speeches by the Festival's Honorary President Gianfranco Mariotti, by the director and singer Alfonso Antoniozzi, by the musicologist and orchestra conductor Marco Mencoboni, by the musicologists Federico Agostinelli and Daniele Carnini, by the physiatrist Frank Musarra and by the ear, nose and throat specialist Franco Fussi. Juan Diego Flórez will hold two master classes, which will be broadcast live on the ROF website.
At the end of the courses, on Monday 22 July at 8 pm at the Teatro Rossini, the usual Final Concert will be held. The students, accompanied at the piano by Rubén Sánchez-Vieco and Elisa Cerri, will perform pages from Rossini opera repertoire.
The young talents of the Accademia Rossiniana "Alberto Zedda" will also perform Il viaggio a Reims, which will be staged at the Teatro Rossini on 18 and 20 August in the framework of the 40th edition of the Rossini Opera Festival, and a new series of Concerts from the balcony of Casa Rossini.