Aueliano In Palmira

by Gioacchino Rossini

Rossini Opera Festival

Pesaro, Italy
  • August 2014
    20:00 > 23:00
    3 hours
  • August 2014
    20:00 > 23:00
    3 hours
  • August 2014
    20:00 > 23:00
    3 hours
  • August 2014
    20:00 > 23:00
    3 hours
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Aueliano In Palmira


Press & Reviews

Financial Times
Shirley Apthorp
Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro, Italy – review
But it is Michael Spyres and Jessica Pratt, in the rival roles of Aureliano and Zenobia, who send the audience wild. This is what Italians really come to the opera for – exquisite singing, and to hell with everything else. As the Syrian queen, Pratt spins a knock-’em-dead coloratura line, bringing the house down with her Queen-of-the-Night-style first-act aria. Still young, and largely unknown outside Italy, the Australian soprano has full, creamy heights, fleet vocal athleticism, musical intelligence, a clear relationship to the text, and a towering stage presence.

The Composition

Aureliano in Palmira

Libretto written in italian by Felice Romani, was first premiered on a Sunday on December 26 of 1813

Gioacchino Rossini

Short biography of the composer
Gioachino Antonio Rossini (29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868) was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces. His best-known operas include the Italian comedies Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) and La Cenerentola (Cinderella), and the French-language epics Moïse et Pharaon and Guillaume Tell (William Tell). A tendency for inspired, song-like melodies is evident throughout his scores, which led to the nickname "The Italian Mozart". Until his retirement in 1829, Rossini had been the most popular opera composer in history. He is quoted as joking, "Give me the laundress' bill and I will even set that to music."


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