Rossini Opera Festival
The 38th edition of the Pesaro's Rossini Opera Festival closed on 22 August 2017 with the Italian composer's Stabat Mater. The box office registered 15,850 ticket purchasers (making it the fourth top Festival ever with regard to audiences) and an intake of 1,060,000 Euros - the third highest in the festival's thirty-eight years of activity.
The percentage of foreigners attending has been calculated as 70%, with no fewer than forty-one foreign nations present and some new arrivals, such as Georgia and New Caledonia. In first places come France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the USA, Japan, Austria and Russia.
The 39th Rossini Opera Festival runs from 11-23 August 2018 and offers three new productions: Ricciardo e Zoraide (conducted by Giacomo Sagripanti; stage direction by Marshall Pynkoski), Adina (conducted by Diego Matheuz; direction by Rosetta Cucchi) and Il barbiere di Siviglia (conductor: Yves Abel; director Pier Luigi Pizzi), as well as the Petite Messe Solennelle, which will close the Festival by solemnly commemorating the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the death of Gioachino Rossini.
Posted: 1 September 2017
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