Accademia Rossiniana Alberto Zedda

A seminar dedicated to the interpretation in Rossini’s works,

directed by Maestro Ernesto Palacio.



The seminar, held every year in Pesaro during the Festival period, deals with the problems

arising from modern interpretation of the vocal and dramatic requirements of the restoration of Rossini’s operas to the repertoire; it is open to professional singers and researchers.


The 2018 Accademia Rossiniana will be held from 2 to 16 July.

It is possible to take part in the course either as a full participant or as an observer.

Attendance at the course is free of charge, but limited to those chosen with a decision

which must be regarded as final. Participants will be selected from among the applicants on the basis of the audio-video material supplied, although an audition may be required.

Auditions will take place in Pesaro on 12, 13 and 14 March.


Requests for admission to the course, accompanied by an audio-video recording of a Rossinian opera aria, a full-length photograph, a curriculum of studies and professional activities should reach the address given below not later than

7 February.

Those candidates selected for the auditions have to prepare two full-length opera arias,

one of which has to be a Rossinian one.
Ladies are to be no more than 32 years old; gentlemen no more than 35 years old.

The non-EU residents, in case they are selected, have to produce documents according to the current laws, under penalty of exclusion.


The study plan includes theoretical seminars, access to the Festival rehearsals

and a course in vocal interpretation, concentrating mainly on the opera Il viaggio a Reims.

Ernesto Palacio will be assisted by Maestro Rubèn Sánchez-Vieco.i.

The study plan also includes a masterclass held by tenor Juan Diego Flórez.

By the beginning of the course Full participants are to perfectly learn by heart the assigned role(s), according to the indications given by the Accademia itself, which will also see to the supplying of the musical material. Full participants are also to perfectly know both two Rossinian duets and two arias of their choice.

Qualified participants will then take part in the

Concluding Concert of the Accademia,

which will be held on 16 July, and in any possible side events.

Furthermore, the selected participants will be involved in the production of Il viaggio a Reims, staged at the Rossini Opera Festival as part of the “Festival Giovane”, which is to take place on 15 and 17 August.

A grant will be provided for those who take part in the Il viaggio a Reims.

A certificate of participation in the Accademia will be given to all at the end of the course.


Accademia Rossiniana Alberto Zedda

Via Rossini, 24 • I-61121 Pesaro

Tel. +39 0721 3800214 Fax +39 0721 3800220