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Maestri: Aida

Ambrogio Maestri will impersonate Amonasro in Aida at the Royal Opera House Muscat on September 14, 16 & 17. The staging is signed by William Friedkin, Gianandrea Noseda conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Regio Torino.   Royal Opera House Muscat...

Mariotti: La Forza del Destino

Michele Mariotti will be opening the 2017/2018 Season of the Nationale Opera in Amsterdam conducting La Forza del Destino on 9 September, for the first time interpreting this melodrama by Giuseppe Verdi and making his debut on the Dutch opera house.   Imbued with a cruel and inescapable destiny affecting the unfortunate protagonists, who are separated from each other and only reconnected during its tragic epilogue, La Forza del Destino was composed on a libretto by Francesco...

Gatti: Musikfest Berlin

The tour of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam arrives at the Berlin Philharmonie for the Musikfest Berlin. Daniele Gatti conducts Ouvertüre zur Oper Euryanthe op. 81 by Carl Maria von Weber, IN-SCHRIFT by Wolfgang Rihm and Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony. Musikfest Berlin ...

MITO SETTEMBREMUSICA

For the second year in a row, this year's edition of MITO SettembreMusica is under the artistic direction of Maestro Nicola Campogrande, and once again he has chosen a single theme on which the program is focused. While in 2016 the theme was Fathers and Sons, the focus in 2017 is Nature – which of course has always been a great inspiration rife with stimuli for artists from every generation, the world over.   The festival offers...

Mariotti: “I due Foscari”

Following his personal success at La Scala in Milan in February 2016, Italian orchestra conductor Michele Mariotti is to interpret again Giuseppe Verdi’s I Due Foscari and to make his debut at the Salzburg Festival. On Friday 11 August at 7.30pm, and on Monday 14 August at 3.30pm he will be conducting the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg at the Grosses Festpielhaus in the Austrian city where he will be leading a set of interpreters captained by Placido...

Salsi: “Aida”

For the third consecutive year Italian baritone Luca Salsi is returning to the Salzburg Festival after having sung the Ernani conducted by Riccardo Muti in 2015, and after having interpreted the role of Briano in Otto Nicolai’s Il Templario in 2016. He is now to sing the role of Amonasro in Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, beginning 6 August 2017, with Riccardo Muti conducting, and Shirin Neshat directing the new production. Considered a reference interpreter of Verdi’s baritone...

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...