Svetlina Stoyanova, Josh Lovell, Anush Hovhannisyan Headline Regeneration Festival

By David Salazar

The New Generation Festival will be transformed into The Regeneration Festival this summer.

The showcase will take place between August 26-29 at the Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens in a co-presentation with Uffizi Gallerias and in association with the City of Florence, Italy.

The centerpiece of the festival will be a staged production of Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” with Svetlina Stoyanova as Angelina and Josh Lovell as Don Ramiro. Other cast members include Gurgen Baveyan, Daniel Miroslaw, Blaise Malaba, Marvic Monreal, and Giorgia Paci.

The production will be directed by Jean-Romain Vesperini and conducted by Sándor Károlyi.

Performance Dates: August 26, 29, 2020 

There will also be a concert featuring the overture from “Le Nozze di Figaro,” a Haydn cello concerto, and Beethoven’s seventh symphony conducted by Daniele Rustioni.

Performance Date: August 27, 2020 

Finally, the festival will feature “The Three Divas,” a concert starring soprano Anush Hovhannisyan alongside jazz vocalist Veronica Swift, pianist and singer Sam Jewison, and jazz singer Shenel Johns.

Performance Date: August 28, 2020 

The company also announced its Mascarade Opera Studio Artists for 2020. They include Alexandria Wregglesworth, Marianna Hovhannisyan, Gabielé Kupšytė, Lauren Young, Xenia Tziouvaras, Ángel Vargas, Thandolwenkosi Zwane, Paweł Trojak, Henry Websdale, and Kristina Yorgova.