The Autumn session of the Rossini Opera Festival will be fully broadcast via free live streaming on ROF website. The programme, which offers two concerts and two operatic productions, will be performed without any audience at the Teatro Rossini.
The programme will be inaugurated on Saturday the 14th November at 8.30 p.m. with the performance of a selection from the Péchés de vieillesse by the pianist Alessandro Marangoni; then on Sunday 15th November at 8.30 p.m. the Messa di Milano [Milan Mass] and the Miserere will be performed. The Miserere and the Milan Mass will be conducted by Ferdinando Sulla, with the Filarmonica Gioachino Rossini and the Chorus of the Teatro della Fortuna (Chorus Master Mirca Rosciani); the Miserere will be sung by Manuel Amati, Antonio Garés and Grigory Shkarupa, who will be joined, in the Messa di Milano, by Svetlina Stoyanova.
The two operatic productions will follow. On Wednesday 25th, Friday 27th and Sunday 29th November will be proposed Il barbiere di Siviglia, staged by Pier Luigi Pizzi for the ROF 2018. Il barbiere di Siviglia will be conducted by Michele Spotti at the head of the Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini and the Chorus of the Teatro Ventidio Basso (Chorus Master Giovanni Farina) with a cast comprising Juan Francisco Gatell (Count Almaviva), Carlo Lepore (Bartolo), Aya Wakizono (Rosina), Iurii Samoilov (Figaro), Michele Pertusi (Basilio), Elena Zilio (Berta) and William Corrò (Fiorello / Officer). The classic Viaggio a Reims, devised and staged by Emilio Sagi, and rehearsed by Matteo Anselmi, with the pupils of the Accademia Rossiniana 2020, will be offered on Thursday 26th and Saturday 28th November. Il viaggio a Reims will be conducted by Alessandro Cadario with the Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini.