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Gatti & Oropesa: “Rigoletto”

Following Tristan und Isolde and La damnation de Faust, Daniele Gatti will open for the third year in a row Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s news season with Verdi’s Rigoletto (in a new production by Daniele Abbado). The first title of Verdi's so-called “popular trilogy” will feature: Lisette Oropesa in the part of Gilda, Ismael Jordi (Duca di Mantova), Roberto Frontali (Rigoletto), Riccardo Zanellato (Sparafucile) and Alisa Kolosova (Giovanna). Info > Teatro dell’Opera di Roma...

Salsi & Michieletto: “Macbeth”

Damiano Michieletto’s ninth production at La Fenice in Venice is Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth, opening the 2018/2019 season. The show comes after the successful productions of Roméo et Juliette, of the Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy, of Rake’s Progress, Magic Flute, Aquagranda, and The Merry Widow, and will be running from Friday 23 November. On stage are Myung-Whun Chung conducting the Chorus and Orchestra of the Venetian Theater, baritone Luca Salsi in the title role, soprano Tatiana Serjan in that of Lady Macbeth, bass Simon Lim as Banco, and tenor Stefano Secco as Macduff. Elisabetta Martorana (Lady-in-waiting), Marcello Nardis (Malcom),...

Remigio: “Il castello di Kenilworth”

Following Anna Bolena in 2015 – for which she won the Premio Abbiati Award as Best Singer – and after the Messa da Requiem in 2017, Carmela Remigio returns to the Donizetti Opera Festival with a new debut: on November 24 at Bergamo’s Teatro Sociale she will indeed embody for the first time Amelia in Il castello di Kenilworth, the first of the three operas that Donizetti dedicated to Elizabeth I. Riccardo Frizza, Conductor Maria Pilar Pérez Aspa, Director Info > Donizetti Opera Festival...

Mariotti & Oropesa: “Les Huguenots”

Italian conductor Michele Mariotti is returning to the Paris Opéra to conduct the first new production of the 2018-2019 season. The French capital had previously seen Mariotti, conduct I Puritani in 2013 and La Traviata in 2016. On Friday 28 September at the Opéra Bastille he will be interpreting Giacomo Meyerbeer’s grand-opéra Les Huguenots: this monumental five-acts opera by the German composer, on a libretto by Eugène Scribe and Émile Deschamps, premiered in Paris on...

Salsi: “Macbeth”

Following his success in Florence and Ravenna under the baton of Riccardo Muti, Luca Salsi will be once more Macbeth in Verdi’s namesake opera for the opening of the Festival Verdi 2018. The opera – on stage at the Teatro Regio di Parma on September 27, October 5, 11 and 18 – will be played in the 1847 version (in the critical edition by David Lawton). Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Giovanile della Via Emilia Coro del Teatro Regio di...

Remigio e Barcellona: “Petite messe solennelle”

The Petite messe solennelle will close the Rossini Opera Festival in the year of the 150th anniversary of Rossini's death on August 23 at the Teatro Rossini in Pesaro. The Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai and Coro del Teatro della Fortuna M. Agostini will be led by Giacomo Sagripanti. Among the four soloists will be Carmela Remigio and Daniela Barcellona. > ROF...

Lisette Oropesa: “Adina”

After 15 years of absence, Adina returns to the Rossini Opera Festival on Sunday 12 August at the Teatro Rossini in Pesaro for the XXXIX edition of the Rossini Opera Festival. Lisette Oropesa - for the first time at the ROF - will make her debut as Adina. Adina's opening performance will be live broadcast on RaiRadioTre and live streamed on Rai's website on August 12 at 8 pm. Rosetta Cucchi, director Diego Matheuz, conductor > ROF...

Remigio: “Rinaldo”

Double-debut for Carmela Remigio, who will be singing for the first time at the Festival della Valle d'Itria - and for the first time in the role of Armida - on July 29 in Handel/Leo's Rinaldo. Considered lost for 300 years, the opera - a neapolitan "pastiche" assembled by Leonardo Leo in 1718 - will be on stage in the courtyard of Palazzo Ducale in Martina Franca on July 29, August 2 and 4. Fabio Luisi will conduct the...

Oropesa: “Lucia di Lammermoor”

Following her praised interpretation of Gilda in Rigoletto, Lisette Oropesa returns to the Teatro Real to embody Donizetti's unhappy heroine in Lucia di Lammermoor, on stage in Madrid from June 22 to July 13. Daniel Oren, conductor David Alden, staging Info > Teatro Real ...

Remigio: “Don Giovanni”

After having set a record of 400 performances of Don Giovanni (at least 350 in the part of Donna Anna and more than 50 in the one of Elvira), Carmela Remigio returns to sing in Mozart’s masterpiece as Elvira at the Teatro Regio in Turin from June 27 to July 7. The opening night performance will be broadcast live on Radio3 Rai. Michele Placido, staging; Daniele Rustioni, conductor Info > Teatro Regio Torino...