Rossini National Museum
Inaugurated on 11 June 2019, the Museo Nazionale Rossini documents the extraordinary life of a protagonist of European music and culture: Gioachino Rossini, born in Pesaro on 29 February 1792. It is located on the main floor of Palazzo Montani Antaldi.
The exhibition is a 360-degree journey into Rossini's world told like an opera, a musical metaphor for his life.
The ten rooms follow the composer's biographical stages and boundless operatic production, set in the historical context with places and characters between private affections and protagonists of the time (relatives, masters, entrepreneurs, singers, musicians, politicians, rulers).
The Overture is represented by the Hall of Mirrors, where the Playel piano that belonged to Rossini is on display, restored for the occasion and ready to be played during meetings, conferences and concerts. The sections divided into two Acts and an Intermezzo include a video area with projections of masterpieces such as the Barber of Seville, Cinderella and La Gazza Ladra. The first part is devoted to Rossini's birth and beginnings, his rise to success and his travels in Italy; the second sheds light on his maturity, his travels in Europe and his move to Paris until his death in 1868.
In a striking neoclassical setting, the story unfolds room by room, each with a different colour and against the backdrop of magnificent, frescoed ceilings with mythological themes. The itinerary offers paintings, busts, memorabilia, original scores, librettos and stage sets, accompanied by state-of-the-art multimedia and interactive media, designed for easy and captivating enjoyment.
Alongside the permanent collections, the museum hosts events and exhibitions dedicated to the music of all times, its history and sound in general.
Photo Credits: PH Luigi Angelucci