Breaking News – ROF US radio broadcast coming up!

The ROF2014 performances of Il Barbiere di Siviglia will be on the WDAV network’s World of Opera Series followed by Armida in mid-November. You will get another chance to hear Armida along with an intermission feature from ROF… Read More

30 years (almost) with Rossini at ROF

We are thrilled to have the following contribution from one of our members. Actually Charles Jernigan’s connection with the ROF predates the establishment of the American Friends of the Rossini Opera Festival. Professor Jernigan has kindly offered to… Read More

Behind the Scenes at ROF2014

This year’s Festival concluded with a performance of Aureliano in Palmira with Jessica Pratt and Michael Spyres in the leading roles. Here is a sample of what went on behind the scenes in preparation for the first-ever performance… Read More

Something wonderful awaits at the end of ROF 2014

Usually Rossini lovers experience  a “low” after the Festival concludes. It’s a long wait until the next Festival. This year, however, there is great news! The sparklingly delightful L’Italiana in Algeri from ROF 2013 is going to be… Read More

Armida makes her choice between Love and Vengence

Carmen Romeu as Armida in Luca Ronconi’s production of Armida for ROF2014. The beautiful music that accompanies this scene may be misleading.The direction makes it quite clear that Armida is having nothing of Dido’s hopeless love.

Aureliano in Palmira cast list

  AURELIANO IN PALMIRA Dramma serio per musica di Giuseppe Felice Romani Edizione critica Fondazione Rossini/Casa Ricordi, a cura di Will Crutchfield Direttore WILL CRUTCHFIELD Regia MARIO MARTONE Scene SERGIO TRAMONTI Costumi URSULA PATZAK Progetto luci PASQUALE MARI Interpreti… Read More

Presenting the cast of ROF 2014 “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”

  IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Commedia di Cesare Sterbini Edizione critica Fondazione Rossini/Casa Ricordi, a cura di Alberto Zedda Direttore GIACOMO SAGRIPANTI Ideazione, progettazione, elementi scenici, movimenti di regia, video e costumi ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI DI URBINO Interpreti… Read More

They’re back!

In addition to Paolo Bordogna ( class of 1998 ) who will be Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, three members of the 2013 class of the Accademia Rossiniana are back at ROF 2014. This  time they will be… Read More

The Accademia Rossiniana 2014 concluded on July 18th

The ROF’s Academia Rossiniana – a two week total immersion in Rossini singing – concluded on the 18th of July with a concert in the Teatro Sperimentale in Pesaro. The school has students selected from around the world studying under… Read More

Americans have long been an important part of the Rossini Opera Festival

Americans have been part of the fabric of the Rossini Opera Festival from the beginning. Artists such as Samuel Ramey, Marilyn Horne, June Anderson, Chris Merritt, Rockwell Blake, Renee Fleming, and Bruce Ford are some of the best… Read More