The fifth edition of Crescendo per Rossini gets under way

19 January 2016

As from this week the fifth edition of the Crescendo per Rossini project has started. The project, promoted by the Rossini Opera Festival and the Fondazione Rossini with the patronage of the Province of Pesaro and Urbino, the Pesaro Town Council and the Ufficio Scolastico Regionale and with the collaboration of the Cassa di Risparmio di Pesaro Foundation.

The project, intended for students in Primary and Secondary schools, supplies them with the educational instruments necessary for listening to opera, a cultural heritage especially characterizing our town thanks to the presence of the Conservatorio di Musica Rossini, the Fondazione Rossini and the Rossini Opera Festival.

Professoressa Claudia Rondolini has organized the course into a series of preparatory lessons aiming at familiarizing students with Rossini both from the historical and artistic points of view; other lessons will concentrate on listening to one of the operas selected for presentation in the Rossini Opera Festival. This year the opera to be studied is La donna del lago, which will open the XXXVII Rof on the 10th August.

There follows a workshop phase in which students may become familiar with the various elements making up an opera: music, words, acting. Among the special teachers are the Sovrintendente, the Artistic Director and other members of the Rossini Festival staff.

Many guided visits are planned to some of the places connected with the figure of Gioachino Rossini, such as Rossini’s birthplace, the Library of the Fondazione Rossini and the theatre bearing his name. During the Festival students will be able to be present at a rehearsal of the opera.

Classes from Primary and Secondary schools in the Province will be taking part in the 2015/2016 edition, to a total of more than 700 pupils.

The concluding event of the last edition, an expressive reading laboratory entitled Una gazza alle stelle!, was repeated on Friday 15th January at the Liceo Classico T. Mamiani, Pesaro, as part of the second edition of the Notte nazionale del Liceo Classico, an event involving 240 schools from all over Italy.