World-wide Rossini celebrations

19 February 2016

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.


IIC Los Angeles

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.


IIC Chicago

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).


New York, Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò NYU

29th February, Happy Birthday Maestro Rossini!

Projection of L’Italiana in Algeri (2013, ROF / Unitel Classica).


IIC Istanbul

29th February, Rossini Concert – transcriptions and compositions in honour of Rossini

Eugenio Della Chiara, guitar

Presented by the Rossini Opera Festival


IIC Hamburg

29th February, Happy Birthday Gioachino!

Recital by Benjamin Popson, tenor, accompanied by Claudia Cecilia, piano. Introductory talk by Volker Wacker (Opernwerkstatt, Staatsoper Hamburg).


IIC Dublin

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.


IIC Sydney

4 March, Celebration of Rossini’s Birthday

Projection of Il barbiere di Siviglia (2011, ROF).

Introductory talk by Maestro Robert Mitchell (Opera Australia).

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