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Rossini & Rossini, Bigonzetti's new ballet, closes the 2022/23 Season of the Rome Opera
The Roman choreographer returns after more than ten years to the theater where he trained

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"Season 2022-23"
TO Rome the Opera House closes the rich 2022/23 Season with the new ballet Rossini & Rossini of Mauro Bigonzetti, who after more than ten years returns to the theater where he trained and where he took the first steps of his career.

With this show, new version of his Rossini Cards created in 2004, Bigonzetti does not tell a story, but his personal vision of the composer from Pesaro, inspired by his music, by Magpie to Cinderella, come on  Péchés de vieillesse to Othello. Rossini never wrote for ballet, but «the audience – explains the Roman choreographer – must expect a Rossini show from the point of view of staging and conception. When I say Rossini I mean full of liveliness and irony, full of rhythm and joviality, but also of drama. It is a ballet made of sensations, of emotions, even of memories of youth, of lightness."

An abstract creation, free from any dramaturgical cage, Bigonzetti's choreographic journey is designed for étoiles Alessandra Amato, Rebecca Bianchi, Susanna Save is Alessio Rezza, for principal dancers Claudio Cocino and Michele Satriano and for the entire ballet company of the Lirico Capitoline. «I worked very well with the dancers – adds Bigonzetti –. They are curious about my work which, in the course of creation, has become our work. There was a strong exchange, a lot of understanding and a lot of complicity." The Rome Opera company had already danced Duo Harmless in 2012, a piece taken from Rossini Cards what about Rossini & Rossini it is the starting point.

The music, not only by Gioachino Rossini but also by Benjamin Britten, is performed live byOrchestra of the Opera House directed by Fayçal Karoui, in his debut at Costanzi; to interpret some arias from Cinderella and Othello and excerpts from the Soirées Musical they will be the singers of “Fabbrica” Young Artist Program.

Anna Biagiotti signs the costumes of this new staging, Carlo Cerri the scenes, the lights and, with OOOP Studio, the videos.

Rossini & Rossini – sthe 'premiere' on 28 October has been held due to the strike of the Opera Foundations - it will be on stage at the Costanzi Theater from 29 October to 4 November 2023 for five performances.


(Above, 'Duo inoffensivo', choreography Mauro Bigonzetti, photo by Corrado Maria Falsini)
Rossini & Rossini, Bigonzetti's new ballet, closes the 2022/23 Season of the Rome Opera

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Born in Rome, Mauro Bigonzetti he graduated from the Opera School and entered directly into his hometown company. After ten years with the Capitoline Foundation, in the 1982-83 season he arrived at Aterballetto where he collaborated, among others, with Alvin Ailey, Glen Tetley, William Forsythe, Jennifer Muller. In 1990 he created his first ballet, Six in Movement to music by Bach, the beginning of a path that led him to work increasingly as a freelance choreographer. Maintaining a close relationship with the Balletto di Toscana and the Aterballetto, it boasts among its international collaborations those with New York City Ballet, English National Ballet, Balletto Bol'šoj, Stuttgarter Ballett, Gauthier Dance Company Stuttgart, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and with the Berlin and Dresden companies.


Director Fayçal Karoui
Choreography Mauro Bigonzetti 

Assistant to the choreography Béatrice One thousand
Scenes and lights Carlo Cerri
Costumes Anna Biagiotti
Video Carlo Cerri is OOOP Studio

Alessandra Amato
Rebecca Bianchi
Susanna Salvi
Alessio Rezza
Claudio Cocino
Michele Satriano

Orchestra, Étoiles, Principal Dancers, Soloists and ballet company of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

with the participation of the singers of “Fabbrica” Young Artist Program of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

New staging of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma


Rossini & Rossini 

Choreography by Mauro Bigonzetti
Music by Gioachino Rossini is Benjamin Britten


29 October 2023 at 4.30pm
31 October, 2 and 5 November at 8pm
November 4th at 6pm

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