The Festival Giovane (Young People’s festival) came into being as a natural outcome of the work of the Accademia Rossiniana “Alberto Zedda”, through the staging of Il viaggio a Reims, an opera particularly associated with the Rossini Opera Festival, the autograph score of which was accidentally rediscovered and then reassembled for its first modern performance in 1984. The performance of this scenic cantata with the best pupils of the Accademia Rossiniana courses gives them the opportunity to perform on the main Festival playbill. This initiative is not only aimed at young singers, but also at a young audience, with special prices available.
At the same time as performances of Il viaggio, there will also take place Il viaggetto a Reims (A little trip to Reims), a theatre laboratory for children between the ages of 6 and 10, fantastically inspired by the opera being staged at the same time at the Teatro Rossini, and reaching all the magical heights of theatrical reality. The children are not restricted to constructing, in play, their very own parallel Viaggio, but at certain moments of the activity they will be able to see actual chosen scenes from the opera and even, briefly, take part in them, in the famous concluding procession.