XXXVIII ROSSINI OPERA FESTIVAL
Pesaro, 10-22 August 2017
Stage direction will be a leading feature of the XXXVIII edition of the Rossini Opera Festival, which will be inaugurated on the 10th August 2017.
The first production will be by the celebrated Catalan group La Fura dels Baus, following their successes in the leading international theatres, who will stage Le siège de Corinthe, Rossini’s first French opera. The opera will be conducted by the famous conductor Roberto Abbado.
The next will be Mario Martone, a recent winner of the International Opera Awards for our Aureliano in Palmira, who will revive, with an entirely new cast, Torvaldo e Dorliska, the successful production of 2006. The conductor will be the young and rising Francesco Lanzillotta.
Finally Pesaro will witness the return of Pier Luigi Pizzi, an historic presence at the Festival, who will stage a scenically re-elaborated La pietra del paragone, an opera missing from the Festival programme for no fewer than fifteen years. Daniele Rustioni, an important name, will conduct.
The Festival Giovane with Il viaggio a Reims, together with a rich programme of concerts, meetings and various other events complete the prospectus, as usual. The Festival will conclude with the Stabat Mater in live video projection in Piazza del Popolo.