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. In the 2020 Festival and Juan Diego Florez will sing a concert of Rossini Rarities in the 2020 Festival. Two venues are used for the performances, the Teatro Rossini which was inaugurated by Rossini himself in 1855 and the Vitifrigo Arena (formerly 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 2020
MOÏSE ET PAHARAON
August 8, 11, 14 & 18 at 7pm
LA CAMBIALE DI MATRIMONIO
August 9, 12, 15 & 19 at 8pm
ELISABETTA REGINA D’INGHILTERRA
August 10, 13, 17 & 20 at 8pm
JUAN DIEGO FLÓREZ – CONCERT OF ROSSINI RARITIES
Filharmonica Gioachino Rossini