Adelaide Di Borgogna

ARTS CHANNEL – Sunday 20 January, 8.45am

From the Rossini Festival in Pesaro comes the first staged performance since 1825 of Adelaide di Borgogna. Set in medieval times, the libretto relates the tale of a king’s widow who is used as a pawn in diplomatic and amorous intrigues. “Adelaide” stars sought-after mezzo Daniela Barcellona as Ottone, and, in the role of Adelaide, young Australian soprano Jessica Pratt, who possesses a natural-born bel-canto voice. Director Pier’ Alli ha devised a modern, stylish look for his production, which interweaves medieval aspects with ironically used elements from the time of the opera’s genesis.

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