With a production of Rossini’s Ricciardo e Zoraide (Juan Diego Flórez, Pretty Yende) by Opera Atelier’s Marshall Pynkoski, plus Adina, and Il barbiere di Siviglia in Pesaro, La traviata (Carsen; Sierra) at La Fenice and art in Florence.
Toronto’s Opera Atelier is a world leader in the rediscovery and revitalization of period opera and ballet, particularly works from the Baroque era. Opera Atelier’s creative team has been commissioned to create a new production of Rossini’s Ricciardo e Zoraide to open the Rossini Opera Festival’s 2018 season. Marshall Pynkoski will direct a starstudded cast, including two of opera’s greatest talents, tenor Juan Diego Flórez and soprano Pretty Yende. He is joined by Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg (choreography), Gerard Gauci (sets), Michael Gianfrancesco (costumes), and Michelle Ramsay (lighting). The Rossini Opera Festival is the leading Rossini festival in the world, taking place in August of each year on Italy’s Adriatic Coast, in Rossini’s birthplace Pesaro. The 2018 Festival commemorates the 150th anniversary of Rossini’s death
In addition to hearing Ricciardo e Zoraide, Adina and Il barbiere di Siviglia in Pesaro, we stroll through the charming streets to discover the artistic riches and intrinsic allure of this beautiful Italian coastal town. Our accommodation is the refined and modern Hotel Excelsior, where we enjoy deluxe rooms.
Our tour begins in Florence, the birthplace of opera, where we immerse ourselves in the finest visual art experience to be had anywhere in the world. We tour the Uffizi, Accademia and Pitti Palace, and stay at the hidden gem Hotel L’Orologio, ideally located in the historic centre.
We end in Venice, unparalleled in its romantic charms. Here we take in a Robert Carsen pproduction of La traviata starring Nadine Sierra at the stunning La Fenice. Our hotel here is the superb Luna Baglioni, steps from Piazza San Marco and La Fenice.
Day Trips to Bologna, Ravenna, Urbino and Padua round out the stellar program.
This is an exclusive tour for Patrons of Opera Atelier. You may join the tour by becoming an Opera Atelier donor at the $300 CAD level.
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Cost: $9875 CAD ($7895 USD)
Single supplement: $1750 CAD ($1450 USD)
Deposit: $3000 CAD ($2500 USD)
Balance due: January 15, 2018
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