Wednesday 15th August will mark the return at the Teatro Rossini (with a repeat at the same time on Friday 17th) of Il viaggio a Reims, the scenic cantata which has now become a symbol of the Rossini Opera Festival. As from 2001 the Rof, as an integral part of the Youth Festival, has offered performances of Il viaggio by the young singers who have been forming their style in the Accademia Rossiniana. This arduous task has prepared many of them for singing on the stages of important theatres, beginning with the Pesaro Festival, which this year is once more engaging several ex-pupils in its productions.
The production is the well-tried one, also transported abroad to the Teatro Real, Madrid and the Florence May Festival, by Emilio Sagi and rehearsed by Elisabetta Courir, with costumes by Pepa Ojanguren.The Filarmonica Gioachino Rossini will be conducted by Hugo Carrio. The casts for the two performances will feature Maria Laura Iacobellis e Aleksandra Sennikova (Corinna), Maria Barakova e Laura Verrecchia (Marchesa Melibea), Claudia Muschio e Larisa Stefan (Contessa di Folleville), Lusine Makaryan e Milla Mihova (Madama Cortese), Manuel Amati e Anatoliy Pogrebnyy (Cavalier Belfiore), Shanul Sharma (Conte di Libenskof), e Nicolò Donini (Lord Sidney), Petr Sokolov (Don Profondo), Igor Onishchenko (Barone di Trombonok), Pablo Gálvez e Alejandro Sánchez (Don Alvaro), Nicolò Donini e Pablo Gálvez (Don Prudenzio), Antonio Garés (Don Luigino), Milla Mihova e Maria Laura Iacobellis (Delia), Anastasia Medvedeva (Maddalena), Aleksandra Sennikova e Claudia Muschio (Modestina), Anatoliy Pogrebnyy e Manuel Amati (Zefirino/Gelsomino), Alejandro Sánchez e Carles Pachón (Antonio).
This year also the opening night of Il viaggio a Reims may be seen in direct streaming on the website www.rossinioperafestival.it and on the Festival’s YouTube channel, in collaboration with the Town Council of Pesaro and Amat.