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Macerata Opera Festival 2017: Oriente

July 20 & 26, August 2 & 9 , 9:00 PM   Shi (Si faccia) Chamber Opera in five scenes Libretto by Cecilia Ligorio Music by Carlo Boccadoro First public execution   Conductor Carlo Boccadoro Stage director Cecilia Ligorio Second stage director Benedetto Sicca Video Igor Renzetti Assistant Tomaso Santinon Scenography, costumes and lighting Accademia delle Belle Arti di Macerata   Il viaggiatore Simone Tangolo Matteo Roberto Abbondanza L'uomo che guarda Bruno Taddia   Pianos Andrea Rebaudengo, Paolo Gorini Tetraktis Percussioni Ensemble       July 21 & 29, August 4 & 13, 9:00 PM   Turandot Opera in 3 acts set...

Mariotti & Barcellona: “Semiramide”

Michele Mariotti is back at the Bayerische Staatsoper on July 21 and 24 for two more re-runs of Rossini's Semiramide. On stage portraying Arsace Daniela Barcellona. The stage direction is signed by David Alden, the setting by Paul Steinberg, the costumes by Buki Shiff, the lighting by Michael Bauer, while the coreographies are curated by Beate Vollack and the videos by Robert Pflanz. The same cast of last February's premiere is back on stage: Joyce DiDonato, in...

TCBO: 2018 OPERA & BALLET SEASON PREVIEW

LA BOHÈME, Giacomo Puccini Conductor Michele Mariotti – Stage direction Graham Vick TCBO new production Main cast: Mimì: Mariangela Sicilia/Alessandra Marianelli Rodolfo: Francesco Demuro/Vincenzo Costanzo Marcello: Nicola Alaimo/ to be defined Musetta:  Hasmik Torosyan/ Ruth Iniesta January 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 2018   PETRUŠKA, Igor Stravinskij Conductor Fabrizio Ventura - Coreography and stage direction  Virgilio Sieni Compagnia Virgilio Sieni TCBO new production February 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 2018                                                         DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES, Francis Poulenc         Conductor Jéremie Rhorer – Stage direction Olivier Py  revival...

Remigio: “Don Giovanni”

After having set a record of 400 performances of Don Giovanni last year at the Salzburg Festival, soprano Carmela Remigio will be again interpreting Donna Anna in Mozart’s masterpiece while making her debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona next 19 June. She has sung Donna Anna over 350 times and Donna Elvira some 50 times: the Italian soprano has played both women seduced by Don Giovanni, “The Libertine Punished”, in the most...

TCBO: “Lucia di Lammermoor”

Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor will be on the stage of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna in a new production beginning from June 16. Lorenzo Mariani, staging Michele Mariotti, conductor Repeat performances until June 25   > Teatro Comunale di Bologna...

Michieletto: “Il viaggio a Reims”

“Since the opera has no real dramatic plot I have tried to find a line that is not only brilliant and fun, but also connected to the reasons that brought the opera itself to be written”. This is what director Damiano Michieletto says about the new production of Rossini’s Viaggio a Reims, on stage at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma beginning 14 June 2017. “The story is set in a museum on the eve of an...

TCBO: “Peter Grimes”

Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes will be on the stage of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna for the first time ever beginning from May 18. Cesare Lievi, staging Juraj Valčuha, conductor Repeat performances until May 24   > Teatro Comunale di Bologna...

Salsi & Michieletto: “Rigoletto”

Following the success of his Viaggio a Reims, Italian stage director Damiano Michieletto is returning to the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam with a new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto, on stage beginning 9 May at 8pm. Carlo Rizzi will be conducting the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chorus of the Opera House. Baritone Luca Salsi will be playing the title role next to tenor Saimir Pirgu playing the Duca di Mantova, soprano Lisette Oropesa...

Michieletto & Remigio: “Idomeneo”

Following its success in Vienna in 2013 at the Theater an der Wien, Damiano Michieletto’s production of Mozart’s Idomeneo – which won him the prestigious Austrian prize for music and theatre “Golden Schikaneder” as best stage director – will be on stage beginning 26 April at 8pm at the Teatro Manzoni in Pistoia, 2017 Italian capital of culture. As usual, stage sets are by Paolo Fantin, costumes by Carla Teti, and light designs by Alessandro...