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Performer: Rossini Opera Festival

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PesaroArmida

Rossini: Armida
Carlo Rizzi; Luca Ronconi; Rossini Opera Festival; Margherita Palli; Giovanna Buzzi; Randall Bills

PesaroSemiramide

Rossini: Semiramide
Michele Mariotti; Graham Vick; Rossini Opera Festival; Stuart Nunn; Salome Jicia; Carlo Cigni
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A Rossinian talent show in Pesaro: Il viaggio a Reims

Il viaggio a Reims © Studio Amati Bacciardi
Rossini's operatic sketch show provides a great showcase for the talents of the festival's academy for young singers.
****1
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The beginnings of a genius: Demetrio e Polibio

Juan Francisco Gatell (Demetrio) © Studio Amati Bacciardi
ROF presents the first, immature effort of the composer in the successful production by Davide Livermore, with a solid cast led by Jessica Pratt.
***11
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The Queen is back: Semiramide in Pesaro

Salome Jicia (Semiramide) © Studio Amati Bacciardi
Michele Mariotti triumphs in Rossini’s masterpiece with a good cast led by Salome Jicia and a new production, only partially successful.
****1
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Puns, dirty jokes and bizarre misunderstandings

Teresa Iervolino (Ernestina) and Pavel Kolgatin (Ermanno) © Studio Amati Bacciardi
A new, successful production by Leiser and Caurier supports a great cast of Rossini specialists, with Teresa Iervolino, Paolo Bordogna and Davide Luciano in the lead roles.
****1
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A new critical edition of Le Siège de Corinthe

Luca Pisaroni (Mahomet II) and Nino Machaidze (Pamyra) © Amati Bacciardi
Roberto Abbado leads a strong cast in an inspired production by La Fura del Baus.
****1
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Political satire: Torvaldo e Dorliska at the ROF

Nicola Alaimo (Duke) and Salome Jicia (Dorliska) © Amati Bacciardi
Mario Martone's 2006 production captures both the aesthetic and the spirit of the age.
****1
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