From the May 2016 Newsletter from ROF
FINAL WEEKS FOR THE CONTEST “IL TUO VIAGGIO”
Just three weeks left to join the fourth edition of Il tuo Viaggio, a contest aiming to award a prize to a new talent in the field of graphics by publishing the winner’s work as the front cover of the programme of the opera Il viaggio a Reims at the Rossini Opera Festival 2016.
Up to the 20th June applications can be made online by filling in the relative form. Designs must be submitted in the jpg format, cmyk mode, low resolution. Participants in the competition may submit more than one design. The winner will receive two free tickets for the opera.
THE RETURN OF CIRO IN BABILONIA
The revival of Ciro in Babilonia, first heard in the successful revival of 2012, will be the occasion for the return to Pesaro of Ewa Podles, the charismatic contralto around whom Davide Livermore had arranged his staging. The irreplaceable protagonist will be supported by such artists worthy of her as Pretty Yende and Antonino Siragusa. The Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale, Bologna will be conducted by Jader Bignamini, one of the leading and most interesting conductors of the younger generation.
The production of Ciro in Babilonia, which was based upon the spectacle typical of silent films, was unanimously praised four years ago, and won the Abbiati prize for Gianluca Falaschi’s costumes.