By Francisco Salazar
On Oct. 12, The Festival Verdi is set to present a concert conducted by Sebastiano Rolli.
Rolli will conduct the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana and Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma. The concert will also showcase soprano Anna Pirozzi.
The program will include scenes from many Italian operas including “Don Carlo,” “Ernani,” “Otello,” “I Vespri siciliani,” and “Messa per Rossini di Giuseppe Verdi.” Additionally, opera lovers will also get to hear excerpts from “Amleto” by Franco Faccio, “La Wally” and “Loreley” by Alfredo Catalani, “Mefistofele” by Arrigo Boito, and “Assassinio nella cattedrale” by Ildebrando Pizzetti. There will also be orchestral compositions by Giovanni Bottesini and Giacomo Puccini.
In a statement, Rolli said, “The inheritance that Giuseppe Verdi left to the Italian school invests the experimental character of the scores born from the 1860s and continues to shape the paths traced with the latest sacred compositions right into the current of the historical twentieth century.”