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GIOACHINO ROSSINI, SEMIRAMIDE



Venice: La Fenice Opera House

Conductor: Riccardo Frizza

Director: Cecilia Ligorio

Sets: Nicholas Bovey

Costumes: Marco Piemontese

Dates and times

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Date

Time

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fri

2018-10-19

19:00

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sun

2018-10-21

15:30

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tue

2018-10-23

19:00

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thu

2018-10-25

19:00

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sat

2018-10-27

15:30

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PROGETTO ROSSINI
is dedicated to his memory
2018 marks the 150th anniversary of Gioachino Rossini’s death

cast

Semiramide Jessica Pratt
Arsace Teresa Iervolino
Assur Alex Esposito
Idreno Edgardo Rocha
Oroe Simon Lim
Azema Silvia Frigato

Condutor Riccardo Frizza
Director Cecilia Ligorio
Setes Nicholas Bovey
Costumes Marco Piemontese

La Fenice Choir & Orchestra
Chorus Master Claudio Marino Moretti

english surtitles
La Fenice Opera House new production








When Rossini left Naples and set about composing a new opera for La Fenice Opera House in Venice, he was well aware he had to create something totally different; the Venetian audience would not have ‘accepted’ the sophistication of the Neapolitan school but it was equally unbearable for him to return to the stylistic elements he had already developed in Tancredi. Inspired by Voltaire’s tragedy Semiramis, (which drew considerably on Shakespeare’s play), he set aside its context and instead created an absolute, perfect composition that was almost a stylistic utopia. In this unique score, conventionality and pure abstraction go hand in hand, after which, melodrama will never be the same.