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Gioacchino Rossini and Isabella Colbran: a Musical Marriage in Goa



Gioacchino Rossini and Isabella Colbran: a Musical Marriage in Goa

On the occasion of 150th death anniversary of Giaocchino Rossini, Italian Embassy Cultural Centre in collaboration with Vice Consulate of Italy in Goa are organizing a Soprano & Harp concert by Maria Chiara Pizzoli e Marianne Gubri in Royal Opera House. This concert is supported by Ubibanca & Anas Tec India.

The program is dedicated to Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) in the 150th anniversary of his death and Isabella Colbran (Madrid, 1785 – Bologna, 1845) the singer, muse and wife of the Italian composer. The aria Assisa a piè d’un salice of the Otello and Arpa Gentil (Viaggio a Reims) were composed with the accompaniment of the harp to enhance the vocal qualities of Isabella, in particular the virtuosity, the vocal range and the dramatic sensibility. The arias composed by Isabella, all published between 1805 and 1809, on the model of the arias of her contemporaries and masters were composed in Italian with accompaniment for piano or harp. These arias were recorded by Maria Chiara Pizzoli and Marianne Gubri in a First World Recording for the Italian Tactus record label.

Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
Arpa Gentil (Il Viaggio a Reims)

Isabella Colbran (1784 -1845)
Ch'io mai vi possa
Benché ti sia crudel
Gioacchino Rossini Sonata per arpa (Andantino e Allegro)

Isabella Colbran
Ad onta del fato
Quel ruscelletto
Gioacchino Rossini Assisa a piè d’un salice (Otello)

Isabella Colbran
Più bell’aurora
Per costume
Vorrei almen per gioco

Elias Parish Alvars (1808-1849)
Il pappagallo

Isabella Colbran
So che è un sogno
Chissa quel core
Se son lontano

Gioacchino Rossini
Una voce poco fa (Il Barbiere di Siviglia)

About Artists
Maria Chiara Pizzoli
She attended the singing course at the Conservatorio "G.B. Martini "in Bologna and the" G.Frescobaldi "Conservatory of Ferrara under the guidance of Maestri Fabbrini, Bojadjian and Antinori. He studied privately with M ° William Matteuzzi, M.a Anna di Gennaro, M ° Roberto Scaltriti and M° M.Comencini. She began her solo activity with the role of Tamiri in Mozart's work "IL RE PASTORE" as part of the "Fondo Opera Festival" in 2002, which continued with an intense concert activity in the opera, sacred, baroque and contemporary sectors.In 2011 she was directed several times by Mo Stefano Giaroli in operetta Il Cavallino Bianco and La Danza delle Libellule, and recently in Carmen of Bizet in the role of Frasquita.She has been collaborating continuously since 2001 with the Teatro Regio of Parma as the Artist of the Choir, as well as with the theaters of Modena, Piacenza and Rovigo.

Marianne Gubri
Marianne Gubri started studying the Harp at a young age and obtain the Bachelor Music Degree in 1997. She then went on to study Medieval Renaissance and Baroque harp in Paris at the Centre de Musique Medievale, Tours Conservatoire National de Région (France), in Germany at Neuburg an der Donau and at the Verona Conservatorio Dall’Abaco (Italy). Marianne Gubri has participated in several recordings for labels such as: Mondo Musica (Sinfonie e Musica da camera di Giovanni Battista Martini, Accademia degli Astrusi, Federico Ferri, Classic Antiqua, 2011), L'Empreinte Digitale (Altera Roma, Musique au Palais des Papes d'Avignon, Venance Fortunat.From 2006 to 2008, Marianne taught Renaissance and Baroque harp at the Conservatory of Ferrara, then in Pesaro, Parma and Vibo Valentia, and for Colorado University.In 2008, Marianne founded, and has since directed, the “Arpeggi” Harp School in and is an artistic committee member of the Italian Association of Harp (Associazione Italiana Dell’Arpa). She is also the director of the Bologna Harp Festival.

Entry is Free


Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Mumbai

In collaboration with : Avid, Furtados, Giving Voice Society, Ubibaca e AnasTec India

Entrance : Free


Institute Menezes Braganza Main Hall, Panaji, Goa