Performances at 2023 Rossini Opera Festival

This August, the René Barbera returns to the prestigious Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Italy, the very birthplace of the renowned composer. Celebrated for his past stellar performances at the festival, Mr. Barbera portrayed Giannetto in La gazza ladra in the summer of 2015, and Narciso in Il Turco in Italia the following year.

On August 13, 16, 19, and 22, René Barbera embarks on a new journey, debuting the role of Adelberto in Adelaide di Borgogna at the Vitrifrigo Arena. Director Arnaud Bernard unveils a fresh perspective on this rarely-seen gem, complemented by the visionary craftsmanship of Maria Carla Ricotti’s costumes, Alessandro Camera’s exquisite sets, and the captivating lighting by Fiammetta Baldiserri. A stellar ensemble, featuring the likes of Varduhi Abrahamyan as Ottone, Olga Peretyatko as Adelaide, Riccardo Fassi as Berengario, Paola Leoci as Eurice, Valery Makarov as Iroldo, Antonio Mandrillo as Ernesto, and Antonio Garés as Doge, shares the stage with Mr. Barbera, under the baton of the talented Francesco Lanzillotta.

Mr. Barbera further delights audiences with an enthralling recital at Teatro Sperimentale on August 21, featuring beloved bel canto favorites.