Vocal Disasters Mar the ROF’s La donna del lago

ItalyItaly ROF 3 – Rossini: La donna del lago Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Comunale of Bologna/Michele Mariotti (conductor). New production with Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège and dedicated to the memory of Gae Aulenti. Adriatic Arena, Pesaro, 11.8.2016. (JB)

Photo credit: studio Amati Bacciardi.
La donna del lago (c) Amati Bacciardi

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The Unhappy Deception at the Rossini Opera Festival

ItalyItaly Rossini Opera Festival (3):  L’Inganno Felice: Orchestra Sinfonica G Rossini, Conductor, Denis Vlasenko.  Stage Director, Graham Vick (his 1994 staging) with sets and costumes of Richard Hudson and Projections of Matthew Richardson.  Teatro Rossini, Pesaro 15.8.2015 (JB)

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L’Inganno Felice at the Rossini Opera Festival
c Giacomo Mariotti

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Singers Chosen by the Gods

 Rossini Opera Festival (2):  Filarmonica Gioachino Rossini, Chorus of Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Chorus Master, Andrea Faidutti;  Conductor, Donato Renzetti.   Jessica Pratt (soprano),  Viktoria Yarovaya (mezzosoprano),  Juan Diego Florez (tenor),  Dempsey Rivera (tenor), Mirco Palazzi (bass).  Adriatic Arena, Pesaro.  15.8.2015 (JB) Rossini: Messa di Gloria Il Piano d’Armonia sulla morte d’Orfeo La morte di Didone It … Read more

Only Half Joking

ItalyItaly Rossini Opera Festival (4) La Gazza Ladra.  Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Communale Bologna,  Chorus Master, Andrea Faidutti, Conductor, Donato Renzetti; Staging by Damiano Michieletto with sets by Paolo Fantin, Cotumes by Carla Teti and Lighting by Alessandro Carletti.  Adriatic Arena, Pesaro. 16.8.2015 (JB)

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La Gazza Ladra at the Rossini Festival
Photo credit: studio amati bacciardi

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Marriage by Examination at the 2015 Rossini Opera Festival

ItalyItaly Rossini Opera Festival (1) La Gazzetta: Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Comunale of Bologna.  Conductor, Enrique Mazzola; Stage Director, Marco Carniti; Sets by Manuela Gasperoni;  Costumes by Maria Filippi;  Lighting by Fabio Rossi; Chorus Master, Andrea Faiutti.  Teatro Rossini Pesaro. 14.8.2015 (JB)

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La Gazzetta at the 2015 Rossini Opera Festival c Giacomo Mariotti

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