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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...

Luca Salsi: “Andrea Chénier”

A new debut for baritone Luca Salsi who will be singing the role of the “villain” Carlo Gérard in Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich from 12 March to 2 April 2017. Following his success as Lord Enrico Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor in 2015 and 2016 and as Giorgio Germont in La Traviata in June, Luca Salsi will be walking the stage of the prestigious Bavarian theatre – where he will...

TCBO: Il turco in Italia

Teatro Comunale Bologna's Opera Season continues with Il turco in Italia by Gioachino Rossini, running from March 10. This production - coming from the Rossini Opera Festival 2016 - is realised by Davide Livermore. American conductor Christopher Frankiln will be leading the TCBO Orchestra. With Simone Alberghini (Selim), Hasmik Torosyan (Donna Fiorilla), Nicola Alaimo (Don Geronio) – who will be singing in each performance, apart from the last one on March 18, when he will be replaced by...

Maestri & Michieletto: “Falstaff”

Following its success at the Salzburg Festival in August 2013, Damiano Michieletto’s staging of Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff, with Ambrogio Maestri playing the title role, is now to be presented at La Scala, in Milan. The production’s debut is scheduled on 5 February 2017, and included in the theatre’s 2016-2017 Season. As it was in Salzburg, Zubin Mehta will be on the podium. The great Indian conductor had enthusiastically embraced Micheletto’s staging project and had chosen...

TCBO: Die Entführung aus dem Serail

The new Opera Season of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna will be opening on Friday 20 January at 8pm with a Gala performance of the Singspiel Die Entführung aus dem Serail K 384 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The show is produced by the TCBO, the Aix en Provence Festival (where it performed in 2015) and the Musikfest Bremen. Danish conductor Nikolaj Znaider, renowned violinist who later began a successful conducting career, will be making his...

Maria José Siri: Madama Butterfly

Soprano Maria José Siri will be interpreting the title role in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the opening of the 2016-2017 Season of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, on 7 December. Born in Uruguay but having lived in Italy over the last several years, Maria José Siri was chosen by the theatre’s Principal Conductor to play the demanding role of Cho-Cho-San. “I’m honoured and excited – says the soprano – I have been preparing to face...

Ambrogio Maestri: “Falstaff”

Following his success in Don Pasquale last June, Ambrogio Maestri is returning to the Wiener Staatsoper to play the title role in the opera by Verdi that has made him famous all over the world: Falstaff. From 4 to 15 December in Vienna, the baritone will be interpreting once again the role of Sir John in a new production conducted by Zubin Mehta and staged by David McVicar. After interpreting this role from New York to...