Rossini Opera Festival (2010 Edition) will present two new critical editions by Gioachino Rossini: Sigismondo (August 9th) and Demetrio e Polibio (August 10th), operas published by Fondazione Rossini/Casa Ricordi.
Sigismondo, ‘dramma per musica’ in two acts to a libretto by Giuseppe Foppa set in Poland at the time of Renaissance, was first performed at Teatro La Fenice, on 26th December 1814. Editor of the
new edition is Paolo Pinamonti. The opera will be conducted by Michele Mariotti, director Damiano Michieletto, main interpreters Daniela Barcellona (Sigismondo) and Andrea Concetti (Ulderico).
Demetrio e Polibio, ‘dramma serio’ in two acts to a libretto by Vincenzina Viganò Mombelli, was first performed at Teatro Valle di Roma, on 18th May 1812. The opera is set at the time of Greek Kingdoms, in particular in the empire of Seleucus, about the middle of the second century B.C.
Editor of the present edition is Daniele Carnini. The opera will be conducted by Corrado Rovaris, director Davide Livermore, main interpreters María José Moreno (Lisinga) and Victoria Zaytseva (Siveno)