The Artistic Director of the Rossini Opera Festival Ernesto Palacio will succeed Alberto Zedda as the Director of the Accademia Rossiniana.
The Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale of the RAI will be the new main orchestra of the Rossini Opera Festival. The OSN Rai will be bound to the ROF by a triennial partnership that will extend from 2017 into 2019.
The 2017 ROF foresees the participation of four companies from the Marche region: the Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini, the Filarmonica G. Rossini and the Chorus of the Teatro della Fortuna and the Chorus of the Teatro Ventidio Basso.
The Rossini Opera Festival is mourning Alberto Zedda along with his family. The Sovrintendente Gianfranco Mariotti was his lifelong friend and this is how he remembers him.
Crescendo per Rossini, a multi-disciplinary activity aiming at promoting opera in the schools promoted by the ROF and the Fondazione Rossini, has now been extended to the University of Urbino.