Toronto City Opera announces partnership with Rossini Opera Festival


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. has announced that she will join the Rossini Opera Festival and Aspes SpA on several upcoming initiatives to bring Rossini’s music to Toronto audiences.

In March 2022, Toronto City Opera will host the Rossini Opera Festival as the latter expands its audition network and seeks artists for its annual Rossiniana Academy “Alberto Zedda” in Pesaro, Italy. In August, TCO presents a Rossini Festival in collaboration with the Rossini Opera Festival; Productions from both companies will be offered live and online. The two companies will explore further possibilities for future co-productions.

In autumn 2021 TCO is holding a gala with “La Cucina di Gioachino Rossini – Rossini Gourmet”, an initiative by Aspes SpA to promote Italian cuisine.

“It has been a pleasure to work with the Pesaro Community, Rossini Opera Festival and Aspes SpA – the positive and productive nature of the working relationships bodes well for the innovative and exciting initiatives contained in this framework,” writes Toronto City Opera General Director Richard Paradiso. “This is an important day in the history of Toronto City Opera and an achievement for opera and the arts in Toronto, Ontario and Canada. I am pleased that after two very difficult seasons due to the global phenomenon, this result has emerged from my travels. “


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