Bravo Bravissimo final event: Rossini’s art and music as a way to engage citizens

Oct 17, 2022

Citizens engagement

Rossini’s music and art at the core of “Bravo Bravissimo”

Lights, instruments, sheets music and notes flooded all over the “Auditorium Concordia”, located in the city of Pordenone (Italy) in the warm evening of 14 October 2022 to welcome the final event of “Bravo Bravissimo” project.

Guided by the artistic spirit of Rossini, among the greatest composers and exponents of European musical culture in the XIX century, born in Pesaro in 1792 and the father of “The Barber of Seville” and “William Tell”, the performance harmoniously blended together theatre and music.

Successes, torments, loves and passions of Rossini, as well as his being a cooking enthusiast and a ‘bon vivant’, have been translated into a delicate and – at the same time passionate – piece by Beatrice Raccanello, a Venetian director, trained at the Scuola de l’Avogaria; and directed by the Giulio Arnofi, a conductor from Ferrara with studies in Bologna and Milan, among the emerging names of the new generation.

“The texts of the performance, written specifically for this project, are deliberately concise and incisive” – explained Raccanello –  “the short scenes that dialogue and interpolate with the music and voices are intended to highlight the more human aspect of Rossini, with his vices and passions, his sympathy and his mood swings”.

Rossini: one of the greatest talents of European musical culture

A group of 24 young European musicians united in the name of Rossini’s art and culture, together with the singers Inês Pinto, a Portuguese soprano, Martina Koljenšić, a Montenegrin contralto, and the Italians Alessandro Cortello (tenor), and Francesco Basso (bass) led the spectators into the enchanted word of the composer. The latter and his muse were masterfully played by Francesco Severgnini and Elisabetta Da Rold respectively. Everything was further enriched by the participation of elements of the San Marco Orchestra, the San Marco Choir and the Tomat Choir from Spilimbergo.

The performance, which also marked the final event of the project, was a great success and greeted with a long applause by adults, children, teenagers coming from all over the city to enjoy Rossini!


The Creative Europe funded project “Bravo Bravissimo” is coordinated by Associazione Musicale Orchestra e Coro San Marco as leader, together with its partners: the ALDA Association (France), the City of Lousada (Portugal), the Nikola Djurkovic Cultural Centre of Kotor (Montenegro), and the Topos Allou-Aeroplio Theatre of Athens (Greece).

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