The ROF, in collaboration with Italian Cultural Institutes and the Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò NYU, is organizing a series of events in honour of Rossini's birthday.
29th February, Happy Birthday Gioachino Rossini!
An introduction to the Rossini Opera Festival and a recital by the soprano Elisabetta Russo (a pupil of the 2004 Accademia Rossiniana) and baritone Roberto Perlas Gomez accompanied by Bryan Pezzone, piano. Introductory talk by Maestro Carlo Ponti of the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra.
29th February, In Homage to Gioachino Rossini
The musicologists Jesse Rosenberg (Northwestern University) and Robert Kendrick (University of Chicago) talk about Rossini and the Rossini Opera Festival productions. Excerpts will be projected from La gazza ladra (2007, ROF / Dynamic), L’Italiana in Algeri (2013, ROF / Unitel Classica) and Il barbiere di Siviglia (2011, ROF).
29th February, Happy Birthday Maestro Rossini!
Projection of L’Italiana in Algeri (2013, ROF / Unitel Classica).
29th February, Rossini Concert – transcriptions and compositions in honour of Rossini
Eugenio Della Chiara, guitar
Presented by the Rossini Opera Festival
29th February, Happy Birthday Gioachino!
Recital by Benjamin Popson, tenor, accompanied by Claudia Cecilia, piano. Introductory talk by Volker Wacker (Opernwerkstatt, Staatsoper Hamburg).
11 February, In Homage to Rossini
Projection of Il barbiere di Siviglia
Conducted by Claudio Abbado, production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, with Teresa Berganza, Luigi Alva, Enzo Dara, Paolo Montarsolo.
4 March, Celebration of Rossini’s Birthday
Projection of Il barbiere di Siviglia (2011, ROF).
Introductory talk by Maestro Robert Mitchell (Opera Australia).