Thank you to everyone for a successful “Armida” broadcast!

Armida was all over the US today, thanks to the WFMT network and the tireless work of producer Tony Macaluso who came to Pesaro and recorded interviews as part of the broadcast. A lot of work went into this effort and Rossini fans in the US can be grateful for his efforts. Hopefully it will be the start of an annual tradition. Please let Tony and his network know that their work is appreciated. Contact him via the website!

Thanks also to Maestro Zedda for taking the time during a very busy period during last summer’s Festival to speak with Tony and to enlighten listeners in his very down-to-earth, passionate fashion.

Finally thanks to Randall Bills for making himself available during the Festival. The American Friends of the Rossini Opera Festival love all Rossinians, but there is a special place in our hearts for American singers who often are more famous overseas than at home. We are trying to change that!!

Last, but not least, special thanks to Giacomo Mariotti and the people in the news office at the Rossini Opera Festival – unsung heroes of this enterprise!!