After Gianfranco Mariotti’s resigning from the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, the board of directors named the tenor Ernesto Palacio as the new managing director. Palacio was already artistic director of the festival since 2016.

Ernesto Palacio (born October 19, 1946, Lima) is a Peruvian tenor, particularly associated with Rossini and Mozart roles.

He sang all over Italy, including at La Scala in Milan and the San Carlo in Naples. He also appeared at the Royal Opera House in London, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, at the Liceo in Barcelona, etc.

He also enjoyed a successful career in North and South America, appearing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Houston and Dallas, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, and Caracas.

He has been lately active as a vocal coach and artist manager, notably of Juan Diego Florez.

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