-The acclaimed Spanish conductor returns to the Rossini in Wildbad Festival and the Chile National Opera

July 2019

The Spanish conductor José Miguel Pérez-Sierra, a leading expert on Rossini opera repertoire, is returning to two venues that have invited him back repeatedly since his first appearance at them some years ago.   He will first arrive at his annual engagement at the Belcanto Rossini Opera Festival in Bad Wildbad, in the iconic town tucked into the German Black Forest, where he will be taking the helm of a new production of the now seldom performed opera Mathilde di Shabran, directed by the soprano Stefania Bonfadelli. The opera premiered in Rome in 1821 and in recent times has only been performed a small number of times.   Since 1996 there has been a production at the Pesaro Rossini Festival – in which Pérez-Sierra made his debut, being the youngest conductor ever to take the podium there – and in London.

Later, Pérez-Sierra will travel to the Teatro Municipal in Santiago, which is the seat of the Chile National Opera company, to conduct different casts in six performances of the delicous Rossini comedy L’Italiana in Algeri, one of the best-loved operas for fans of Romantic bel-canto.

José Miguel Pérez-Sierra will be returning to both venues for the fifth time, as he has fifteen Rossini operas in his repertoire, which consolidates his position as one of the most important world experts on the composer´s work.