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Already a tradition is the collaboration with the Salzburg Film Culture Center DAS KINO. As part of “Rossinissimo” it will complete our staged and concert performances with a filmographic retrospective that will include rarely seen Rossini operas on the one hand, and films with legendary artists such Tito Gobbi and his Figaro or exemplary stagings such as the famous achievements of Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. A welcome addition will be the biographical film Rossini! Rossini! with Philippe Noiret as aging Rossini and Jacqueline Bisset as his first muse and wife, Isabella Colbran, which is rarely shown and will be of great interest to all Rossini-fans. This Italian film was made by Mario Monicelli (1915-2010) who is considered one of the fathers of Italian film comedy and whose aethestics had a great influence on pop culture.
Sat, June 7, 3:30 pm
ROSSINI! ROSSINI! • Biopic
Mario Monicelli, Italy 1991, featuring: Sergio Castellitto, Philippe Noiret, Jacqueline Bisset, 130 minutes, Italian original version with Italian subtitles
An Italian biopic with Philippe Noiret cast as the aging Rossini and Jacqueline Bisset as Isabella Colbran, his first muse and wife. The movie was directed by master filmmaker Mario Monicelli, one of the fathers of Italian comedy whose visual aesthetics greatly influenced popular culture. Award: film prize ›David di Donatello‹.
Sun, June 8, 3:30 pm
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA • Opera film
Jean-Pierre Ponnelle & Claudio Abbado, 1972, featuring: Hermann Prey, Teresa Berganza, Luigi Alva, Enzo Dara and Paolo Montarsolo, 142 minutes, with German subtitles Jean-Pierre Ponnelle created this film version of his euphorically acclaimed opera production with the orchestra and chorus of La Scala Milan under Claudio Abbado. Hermann Prey sings the title role, and the other main roles were cast with the most famous Rossini singers of the time: Teresa Berganza, Luigi Alva, Enzo Dara and Paolo Montarsolo.
Mon, June 9, 3:30 pm
LA CENERENTOLA • Opera film
Jean-Pierre Ponnelle & Claudio Abbado, 1981, featuring: Frederica von Stade, Francisco Araiza, 153 minutes, with German subtitles
Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s production of the timeless fairy-tale was created for the San Francisco Opera in 1969 and became one of the most successful opera productions of the 20th century. Claudio Abbado conducts his Orchestra Teatro alla Scala in this 1981 performance with the high-carat singers Frederica von Stade and Francisco Araiza.
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Jean-Pierre Ponnelle and Paolo Montarsolo (Basilio), 1968, © Salzburger Festspiele / Madner
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