A seminar dedicated to problems of interpretation in Rossini’s works,
directed by Alberto Zedda.
ACCADEMIA ROSSINIANA 2017
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, and the gradual publication of the Critical Edition;
it is open to professional singers and researchers.
The 2017 Accademia Rossiniana will be held from 3 to 17 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 documentation supplied, although an interview or an audition may be required.
The audition will take place in Pesaro on 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 March 2017.
Requests for admission to the course, accompanied by a full-length photograph, a curriculum
of studies and professional activities should reach the address given below not later than
9 March 2017.
Those who apply as full participants have to prepare for the audition two full-length 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 a theoretical seminar, access to the Festival rehearsals
and a course in vocal interpretation, concentrating mainly on the opera
Il viaggio a Reims.
Maestro Alberto Zedda will be assisted by maestros Lanfranco Marcelletti and Anna Bigliardi.
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 score, cadenzas and vocal variations. 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 17 July 2017, 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 14 and 16 August 2017.
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 del Rossini Opera Festival
Via Rossini, 24 • I-61121 Pesaro
Tel. +39 0721 3800214 Fax +39 0721 3800220
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