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Rossini: Opera Festival (ROF) 2019

Rossini: Opera Festival (ROF) 2019

Running August 11-23 in Pesaro, it’s the 40th edition of ROF, the Rossini Opera Festival. 

This year’s star-studded program includes two new productions, Semiramide and L’equivoco stravagante; a repeat performance of Demetrio e Polibio; Il viaggio a Reims performed by students at the Alberto Zedda Accademia Rossiniana; a Gala celebration featuring some of today’s greatest singers of Rossini; the cantata La riconoscenza; Soirées musicales; two symphony-opera concerts; two bel canto performances; a new episode in the Rossinimania cycle. 

Here are the details for the three main operas on the program:

Semiramide

Vitrifrigo Arena - August 11, 14, 17, 20 

Critical edition of Fondazione Rossini, in collaboration with Casa Ricordi
by Philip Gossett and Alberto Zedda
Michele Mariotti conductor
Graham Vick director
Giovanni Farina chorus master
Orchestra Nazionale Sinfonica della Rai
New Co-production with Opéra Royal de Wallonie

Demetrio e Polibio

Teatro Rossini - August 12, 15, 18, 23 

Revision on the sources by Fondazione Rossini in collaboration with Casa Ricordi
by Daniele Carnini
Paolo Arrivabeni conductor
Davide Livermore director
Mirca Rosciani chorus master
Filarmonica Gioacchino Rossini
Produzione 2010

L’equivoco stravagante

Vitrifrigo Arena - August 13, 16, 19, 22 

Critical edition of Fondazione Rossini, in collaboration with Casa Ricordi
by Marco Beghelli and Stefano Piana
Carlo Rizzi conductor
Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier director
Giovanni Farina chorus master
Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai
New Production


Opening nights of the three operas will be broadcast live on Rai Radio 3 as part of the FESTIVAL DEI FESTIVAL series.



Photo: Demetrio e Polibio © Studio Amati Bacciardi