Rossini Opera Festival Announces Autumn 2020 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Rossini Opera Festival has announced a new autumn section in 2020.

The festival in Pesaro, Italy revealed that between Nov. 1 and 29, it will present a number of concerts and productions.

The program will include the Concluding Concert of the Accademia Rossiniana “Alberto Zedda,” which was postponed to October instead of the usual month of July. The section will also include a selection from the “Péchés de vieillesse” performed by the pianist Alessandro Marangoni on Nov. 14 and three performances of “Il Barbiere di Siviglia.”

The performances scheduled for Nov. 25, 27, and 29 will be staged by Pier Luigi Pizzi and conducted by Michele Spotti.

The season will also include two performances of the classic “Il Viaggio a Reims” directed by Emilio Sagi and rehearsed by Elisabetta Courir. The production will star students of the Accademia Rossiniana conducted by Alessandro Cadario. Performances are scheduled for Nov. 26 & 28, 2020.

The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s 2021 season announcement and the festival opening its reimagined 2020 summer festival.