ROSSINI, IL CIGNO DI PESARO

SARA BLANCH & PAOLO BORDOGNA

SARA BLANCH & PAOLO BORDOGNA
A TRIP TO PESARO WITH THE INCOMPARABLE ROSSINI

Two of the most important Rossini voices of our age. At the age of sixteen, Sara Blanch performed for the first time in a contemporary opera at the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya and made her debut at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro (Italy) in 2013. Having been recognised in several competitions, most notably the Montserrat Caballé International Singing Competition (2014) and the Tenor Viñas competition (2016), where she won eight prizes, we have been able to follow her through several renowned theatres and festivals, having now performed more than twenty-seven operatic roles in total. She was the first resident artist of the Peralada Festival in 2016 and this summer she returns crowned as the great Rossini diva. Recently, the soprano debuted with a solo recital at the Palau de la Música Catalana, the last concert of the Palau Grans Veus series, to overwhelming success. In September 2024, we will see her long-awaited debut at the Teatro Alla Scalla in Milan, considered the most iconic opera house in the world and one of the most prestigious on the international scene. The Italian baritone Paolo Bordogna is an internationally renowned singer considered one of the best buffi of his generation for his flexibility as an interpreter and his theatrical skills. His wide baritone range has led him to perform more than fifty roles from as far back as the 16th century and as recent as the contemporary era, and is highly demanded for his specialty in bel canto and buffo roles. A regular guest of the Rossini Opera Festival since 2005, Bordogna has performed in many prestigious operatic coliseums. The two soloists, accompanied on the piano by Giulio Zappa, will pay tribute to the brilliant composer, the swan of Pesaro, with great arias from his famous operas in an evening that promises to be unforgettable.
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Carmen Church
Programme

I PART 30'

“Fragolette Fortunate” from Adina, by Sara BLANCH

“Accusata di furto - Ah lungi il timore” from La Gazza ladra, by Paolo BORDOGNA

“Tremare Zenobia? - L. pugnai - No, non piangete” from Aureliano in Palmira, by Sara BLANCH

“Se ho da dirla” from Il turco in Italia, by Paolo BORDOGNA

“Squallida veste e bruna” from Il turco in Italia, by Sara BLANCH

“Credete alle femmine” from Il turco in Italia, by Sara BLANCH & Paolo BORDOGNA

 

II PART 35'

“Nel teatro del gran mondo” from Il signor Bruschino, by Palo BORDOGNA

“Ah! Voi condur volete - Ah donate il caro sposo” from Il Signor Bruschino, by Sara BLANCH

“Miei rampolli femminini” from La cenerentola, by Paolo BORDOGNA

“Una voce poco fa” from Il barbiere di Siviglia, by SARA BLANCH

“La calunnia” from Il barbiere di Siviglia, by Paolo BORDOGNA

“Dunque io son” from Il barbiere di Siviglia, by Sara BLANCH & Paolo BORDOGNA

Artistic details

Sara BLANCH, soprano

Paolo BORDOGNA, baritone

Giulio ZAPPA, piano