Vent’anni di storia del Rossini Opera Festival (20 years of the history of the Rossini Opera Festival)
Lorenzo Arruga – Rizzoli, Milano 2001
“So many things have happened, both to Pesaro and to Rossini, and so many things have bound the world to Pesaro and to Rossini, that it seems that goodness knows how many generations have passed. And yet, when the summer evenings arrive, we await and we expect the old-fashioned lazy tranquility of an Italian seaside holiday town, with the scent of the sea and the sound of the dialect of the Marche tempered by the sweet after-taste of the Romagna accent.” (L. Arruga, p. 10).
La stampa estera al Rossini Opera Festival (Foreign Press at the Rossini Opera Festival)
Simona Barabesi & Giacomo Mariotti – Rossini Opera Festival 2009
“This collection of a hundred or so articles is intended to tell a story, through the voices of journalists from all over the world: the story of a festival that in the space of only thirty years, thanks to their constant presence and their contribution has become a highly desirable annual fixture for lovers of bel canto and an international rendezvous for opera-lovers, who flock to Pesaro every year from every corner of the world, in numbers exceeding the Italian members of the audience, a unique phenomenon in Italy.” (S. Barabesi, p. 14).
(The Rossini Opera Festival in the economy of Pesaro)
Una valutazione per l’anno 2011 (An evaluation for 2011)
Giorgio Calcagnini & Francesca Maria Cesaroni – Università degli Studi di Urbino 2012
“Our investigation shows how the Festival has contributed not only to the strengthening of the civic identity but also to its world-wide image. At the same time it has improved the services offered to tourists by Pesaro, enriched and diversified by the Festival dedicated to Rossini. The investigation abundantly lists details not only of audience numbers but also of figures concerning income, employment and everything that concerns the ‘motor’ of the Festival.” (the Magnifico Rettore, Prof. Stefano Pivato, p. 8).
(The image of Pesaro and the Rossini Opera Festival as seen by the national and international press)
An analysis of press coverage during 2012
“One might say metonymically that Rossini is in Pesaro and turns the city into the protagonist of the media talk, the digital sharing of information, and the conversations based upon him. Conversations that carry all the more conviction because they are considered more believable, when compared with communications of a more blatantly promotional character” (L. Mazzoli, p. 8).
“A quarter of a century is a length of time sufficient to be able to calculate the value of such an experience as the Accademia Rossiniana, which right from the beginning was looking far into the future. Born in the bosom of the ROF on the basis of precise and particular theatrical and strategical requirements, it has always been directed by Alberto Zedda, who is also the Artistic Director of the Festival. In his courses he has formed an entire generation of young singers who have polished their technical, musical and cultural resources in Pesaro.”
Il ROF e il suo pubblico: una storia di legami forti
Roberta Bartoletti, Laura Gemini e Stefano Brilli - Università degli Studi di Urbino 2018
"La ricerca, realizzata nell'ambito dell'Osservatorio dei pubblici dello spettacolo dal vivo, costituisce la prima indagine sistematica e in profondità sul pubblico del Rossini Opera Festival di Pesaro, realizzata in occasione dell'Edizione 2017. L'obiettivo dell'indagine è quello di profilare gli spettatori attraverso la rilevazione sia delle loro caratteristiche socio-demografiche, sia delle attitudini e dei comportamenti di fruizione culturale che li caratterizzano" (Introduzione, p. 7).