Rossini in Wildbad
Belcanto Opera Festival
General manager Jochen Schönleber
Artistic director Jochen Schönleber
Music director Antonino Fogliani
The 31st Belcanto Opera Festival ROSSINI in Wildbad from 11-28 July 2019 includes 5 operas: two popular titles by Rossini as well as three works of his contemporaries and friends.
The tiny Royal Kurtheater , once reopened with Dame Joan Sutherland as a patron, is the stage for Manuel Garcia's chamber opera I tre gobbi, a modern premiere, directed by Jochen Schönleber. Furthermore, as a production by the Academy BelCanto, the festival stages the farsa L'accdemia di musica by Simon Mayr. As a highlight of the program, there will be Rossini's magical Tancredi, conducted by Antonino Fogliani, directed by Jochen Schönleber, a production from the State Opera Russe, Bulgaria.
Events in the big venue Trinkhalle include Rossini's Corradino, Ironheart and Beauty or Mathilde di Shabran, a full stage production and Emma di Resburgo, an early Meyerbeer title, written in the Rossini style for Venice and almost totally unknown. The originally scheduled Le Philtre by Daniel-François-Esprit Auber had to be postponed to 2020. We apologize. All Rossini fans must be curious when a concert Rossini Alternativen celebrating the 30 years of Deutsche Rossini Gesellshaft will present totally unheard alternative arias for famous Rossini operas.