Sunday 18th August will mark the return at the Teatro Rossini (with a repeat at the same time on Tuesday 20th) 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 Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini will be conducted by Nikolas Nägele. The casts for the two performances will feature Giuliana Gianfaldoni (Corinna), Chiara Tirotta (Marchesa Melibea), Paola Leoci e Olga Dyadiv (Contessa di Folleville), Claudia Urru e Maria Chabounia (Madama Cortese), Daniel Umbelino e João Terleira (Cavalier Belfiore), Matteo Roma e Diego Godoy (Conte di Libenskof), Dean Murphy e Dmitry Cheblykov (Lord Sidney), Diego Savini (Don Profondo), Andrei Maksimov (Barone di Trombonok), Jan Antem e Dean Murphy (Don Alvaro), Jenisbek Piyazov (Don Prudenzio), João Terleira e Daniel Umbelino (Don Luigino), Olga Dyadiv e Claudia Urru (Delia), Ulyana Biryukova (Maddalena), Francesca Longari (Modestina), Diego Godoy e Matteo Roma (Zefirino/Gelsomino), Kyengwook Jang (Antonio).
This year also the opening night, on 18th August, of Il viaggio a Reims may be seen in direct streaming on the website www.rossinioperafestival.it and on the Festival’s Facebook official page, in collaboration with the Town Council of Pesaro and Amat.