Pesaro is a seaside town in Northern Italy on the Adriatic Coast and each year it celebrates its most famous citizen, Gioachino Rossini with a summer festival of his operas. Strong casts are a feature of the festival, in 2016 there wiere performances from Erwin Schrott as Selim in Il Turco in Italia and from Juan Diego Florez in concert and as Giacomo V in La Donna del Lago. Two venues are used for the performances, the Teatro Rossini which was inaugurated by Rossini himself in 1855 and the Adriatic Arena built in 1996.
Unlike many other summer festivals in Italy all the performances are held indoors in air-conditioned buildings. Special free coaches are provided during the festival to get visitors from their hotels to the operas and back.
As well as the attractions of Pesaro, visitors can also enjoy a visit to the nearby walled city of Urbino, a World Heritage Site with a great legacy of Renaissance architecture.
The Hotel Des Bains ***
This is a comfortable hotel with a good location in the city centre and on the sea front. All the rooms overlook either the sea or the garden. Its services and facilities include: two restaurants (buffet and à la carte), 24 hour front desk, newspapers, terrace, non-smoking rooms, facilities for disabled guests, express check in/check out, safety deposit boxes, luggage storage, free WiFi in all areas and air-conditioning.
The Hotel Des Bains has proved popular with Operas Abroad clients but we can also arrange accommodation at the Hotel Savoy 4* and the Hotel Excelsior 5*. Additional opera tickets can also be obtained
THE PROGRAMME 2017
LE SIÈGE DE CORINTHE
Adriatic Arena August 10th, 13th, 16th & 19th at 8pm
LA PETRA DEL PARAGONE
Adriatic Arena August 11th, 14th, 17th & 20th at 8pm
TORYVALDO E DORLISKA
Teatro Rossini August 12th, 15th, 18th & 21st at 8pm
IL VIAGGIO A REIMS
Teatro Rossini August 14th & 16th at 11am
Concert. STABAT MATER
Teatro Rossini August 22nd at 8.30pm