July marks Alessandro Crudele’s coming back to the podium for his debut at Rossini in Wildbad – Belcanto Opera Festival. The concert – “for fine ears and with a somewhat experimental character”, as written on the programme – will take place on Friday 23rd 2021 in Sommerberg, Wildbad, in the middle of a forest.
Crudele will conduct the Krakow Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra in a programme that explores Rossini’s pieces with a “forest” sound: Introduction from Le nozze di Teti e di Peleo; Coro dei cacciatori (Hunter’s scene) from Sigismondo; Introduction from La donna del lago; Récitatif et Romance de Mathilde “Sombre foret” from Guillaume Tell.
Beethoven’s Pastorale will be played as closing piece and belated homage to the Jubilee Year 2020.
Despite the difficult times due to the pandemic, Rossini in Wildbad will safety welcome the audience in highly unusual venues for music in Bad Wildbad, all of them chosen for their suitability for the special requirements of the repertoire. Sommerberg, where Crudele’s concert will take place, is surrounded by tall trees in a clearing on the mountain and it is ideally suited for a musical experience.