Programme overview 2018
19-29 July 2018 BELCANTO OPERA FESTIVAL
You can download the ticket order form and the flyer below.
ROSSINI CONCERT 12 July Baumwipfelpfad Sommerberg
Rossini's TROIS CHOEURS RELIGIEUX , scenes from EDIPO COLONEO and the piano cantata AURORA presented by soloists of the festival and the Camerata Bach Choir Poznan are opening the festival. In case of bad weather the concert will take place indoors.
PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE 15 July Forum König Karls Bad and 24 July Baumwipfelpfad Sommerberg
The missa will be introduced with an exclusive premiere by Francesco Carluccio: Caïn, with Mert Süngü as protagonist. The performance on 24 July will honour Alberto Zedda with the "Rossini in Cima"-prize which will be received by his widow Cristina Vázquez-Zedda. The TRIO ZEDDA, Zedda's grandchildren, have announced to play ROSSINI-arragements at this occasion.
In case of bad weather the concert will take place indoors. Conducted by Antonino Fogliani.
L'EQUIVOCO STRAVAGANTE The Curious Missunderstanding Fir 13, Wed 18, Sun 22, Thu 26 and Sun 26 July Königliches Kurtheater
One of our evergreens. The first 2-act-opera by Rossini from 1811 which has been redlisted after the third execution due to moral infringements. The guest performance from Russe (Bulgaria) will be directed by Jochen Schönleber. Conductor José-Miguel Pérez-Sierra.
LA CAMBIALE DI MATRIMONIO The Bill of Marriage Sat 14, Fri 20 and Fri 27 July Königliches Kurtheater
The first farsa Rossini composed at 18 years. With Serena Saenz (Bel Canto Prize 2016) as Fanni, Matija Mei? as Mill, Roberto Maietta as Slook.
Directed by Lorenzo Regazzo who will also be singing. Conductor Jacopo Brusa.
MOÏSE Moses Thu 19, Wed 25 and Sat 28 July Trinkhalle
Rossini's monumental Grand Opéra directed by Jochen Schönleber is opening the Belcanto Opera Festival. Isis and God are tormenting the Egyptians and Israelits until the Red Sea is drowning the Egyptians... Alexej Birkus will perform as Moïse, Luca Dall'Amico as Pharao. Elisa Balbo (debut as Anna in Maometto II 2017 in Bad Wildbad) will sing Anaï. Conductor Fabrizio Maria Carminati.
ZELMIRA Sat 21 and Fri 27 July Trinkhalle
German Premiere. It was Rossini's last opera in Naples which suceeded as guest performance in Vienna.
Silvia Dalla Benetta sings Zelmira, Randall Bills, Wildbad-debut in Ricciardo e Zoraide (NAXOS 2018), and Mert Süngü, Wildbad-debut as Paolo Erisso in Maometto II will perform as the male protagonists. Concert version with Conducter Gianluigi Gelmetti.
XXX JAHRE ROSSINI IN WILDBAD 30th anniversary concert of ROSSINI IN WILDBAD Thu 26 July Trinkhalle
One of the highlights of the festival's history: The Wedding Cantata LE NOZZE DI TETI E DI PELEO The Wedding of Thetis and Peleus. With other rarities.
ROSSINI&CO Sun 15, Sun 22 and Sat 28 July Königliches Kurtheater
The popular concerts of the Belcanto Academy and the masterclasses.
BELCANTO GATHERING Sat 21 July Kurplatz
Outdoor Belcanto in front of the Royal Kurtheater; free entrance.
MATCH WITH ROSSINI Mon 23 July FUSSBALLPLATZ
Soccer with our festival stars and Marching Band from the Orchestervereinigung Calmbach conducted by Sascha Eisenhut. Free entrance.