Monday 25 October, 2021 Temple Speech Room, Rugby
Marianna Bottini’s 1822 work has never been performed and so Random Opera are excited to bring the work to life, 200 years after composition. Bottini was a contemporary of Rossini and was admitted to the Academy of Music in Bologna as an honorary master composer at the very young age of 18 (Rossini himself was 34 before he received the same honour!).
Highly regarded for her orchestration, this is her only opera, written at the age of 20, shortly before she sadly ceased composing aged 21 when she married.
Richard Tegid Jones discovered the score in the archives at the Institute Boccherini in Lucca and set about plans to stage the work for the first time.
It promises to be a very special evening.