ROME – Il Barbiere di Siviglia, choreographed by Teatro dell ‘Opera in Rome, won the Italian music critics’ Abbiati Award as ‘best show of 2020’. The new staging of the Gioachino Rossini masterpiece, with the collaboration of Rai Cultura directed by Mario Martone and Daniele Gatti on the music organization’s 2020-21 season opening podium, was broadcast by Rai3 on December 5. last. “Our theater’s experimentation, innovation and creativity paid off. We are using the times of the pandemic to find the new language of the opera house in search of new audiences and the Barber of. This Seville represents a whole new form of fusion of opera and cinema, ”said Carlo Fuortes, director of the Opera House. Fuortes thanks Daniele Gatti, Mario Martone and all the artists, orchestras, Theater’s choir and workers ” who created works with extraordinary enthusiasm and professionalism ”. “I believe the award – Silvia Calandrelli, Director of Rai Cultura – adds – also is an impetus to continue in a spirit of public service to concretize musical and theater facilities that were badly affected during the pandemic. .
For the sixth year in a row, the critical recognition of Italian music critics for production of Opera House, following awards for HW Henze’s The Bassarids (2015), Benvenuto Cellini (2016) and La damnation de Berlioz’s Faust (2017)), Britten’s Billy Budd (2018), Idomeneo, Mozart’s re di Creta and Gluck’s Orpheus ed Euridice (2019).
The show will air on Rai 5 on Tuesday April 20 at 9:15 p.m. Mario Martone also signed the sets, Anna Biagiotti the costumes and the Pasquale Mari lights. The barber and character Figaro played by Andrzej Filończyk, Count Almaviva of Ruzil Gatin and Rosina of Vasilisa Berzhanskaya. On the stage of the dell’Opera di Roma Orchestra is music director Daniele Gatti, the choir directed by Roberto Gabbiani.
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