Rossini Festival will go ahead with audience confined in boxes

Rossini Festival will go ahead with audience confined in boxes


norman lebrecht

May 17, 2020

The Rossini Opera Festival has announced it will go ahead at Pesaro from August 8 to August 20.

The orchestra will be placed in the stalls of the Teatro Rossini and the audience will be sat in boxes. Dmitry Korchak will conduct a new production of La cambiale di matrimonio, coproduced with the Royal Opera House Muscat where it will be staged in January 2021.

The last performance will be screened in the Piazza del Popolo and online. The Piazza will also host six recitals with orchestra featuring leading Rossini singers: Olga Peretyatko (August 9), Nicola Alaimo (August 10), Jessica Pratt (August 14), Juan Diego Flórez (August 16), the trio of buffo basses Alfonso Antoniozzi, Paolo Bordogna and Alessandro Corbelli (August 18), Karine Deshayes (August 19).




  • Zubil menta says:

    But all the commentators here said no concerts until a vaccine is found and something about their record collection.

    How dare they actually do a concerts before there are 0 corona cases, there is vaccine and we are sure that aliens will not attack us?

    How dare they do something before 2027 if people keep saying that they prefer their record collection?

    • Larry D says:

      So will you be there? If not, where, and doing what? Lead us, oh wise one!

      • Mate says:

        Sorry, you are probably busy with your record collection.

      • Saxon Broken says:

        Somehow, I anticipate that the tickets will get sold.

        To be clear, I imagine that some people will be too afraid to go. Others will be keen to the point of recklessness. And there will be a range of views in between. But it is good to see the first tentative steps being made on the return to normality, which have to be made.

        Aside: Concerts in Brazil, unlike Italy, are probably not a good idea since they have a rapidly escalating situation and their health care system looks like it is about to collapse.

  • John Rook says:

    Good for them. May others now follow.

    • Saxon Broken says:

      They will, but someone has to go first. And places where the virus peaked later will have to be more cautious about ending the lockdown.

  • Bostin'Symph says:

    Is that opera boxes or cardboard boxes? 😉

    But to be serious for once, it’s good to hear of their can-do spirit.

  • fflambeau says:

    A classy way to go, in the boxes.