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Michele Mariotti: Les Huguenots

It’s a double debut for Italian orchestra conductor from Pesaro Michele Mariotti, Musical Director at Bologna’s Teatro Comunale: On Sunday 13 November he will be conducting in Berlin for the first time, at the Deutsche Oper, and for the first time he will be interpreting Giacomo Meyerbeer’s grand-opéra Le Huguenots. This monumental five-act opera by the German composer, on a libretto by Eugène Scribe and Emile Deschamps, was premiered in Paris on 29 February 1836,...

Carmela Remigio: “Così fan tutte”

Following her house-debut in 2003 as Elettra in Mozart’s Idomeneo, Carmela Remigio returns to the Ópera de Oviedo from November 16 to 19 singing this time the role of Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. The new staging is realised by Joan Anton Rechi. Corrado Rovaris will be conducting. Next to Carmela Remigio are Paola Gardina (Dorabella), Isabella Gaudí (Despina), Alek Shrader (Ferrando), Joan Martín-Royo (Guglielmo), Umberto Chiummo (Don Alfonso). Info: > Ópera de Oviedo...

Damiano Michieletto: “Samson et Dalila”

After a successful production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, staged at the Opéra Bastille in September 2014 and again in February 2016, Italian stage director Damiano Michieletto is returning to the Opéra National de Paris with a new production of Camille Sain-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila, co-produced with New York’s Met. The opera, on stage from 4 October at 7.30 pm at the Opéra Bastille is conducted by Philippe Jordan. Anita Rachvelishvili will be singing the role of...

Carmela Remigio: “L’incoronazione di Poppea”

Carmela Remigio will be singing the title role in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, on stage at the Teatro alla Scala from September 22 to October 1. Rinaldo Alessandrini will be conducting the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala. The stage production is realised by Bob Wilson. Next to her are Monica Bacelli (La Virtù/Ottavia), Sara Mingardo (Ottone) and Leonardo Cortellazzi (Nerone). Info: > Teatro alla Scala...

Luca Salsi, “Il templario”

Following his last year personal success singing in Giuseppe Verdi’s Ernani, conducted by Riccardo Muti, baritone Luca Salsi is returning to the Salzburg Festival to perform in Il Templario by Otto Nicolai, an opera based on Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe. The concert performance is scheduled on 27 and 30 August at the Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg. Protagonists on stage, besides Luca Salsi who will be interpreting the role of Briano di Bois-Guilbert, are tenor Juan Diego...

Olga Peretyatko: “Il turco in Italia”

Olga Peretyatko to star from August 9 as Fiorilla in Rossini's Il turco in Italia at the Rossini Opera Festival, where her career started in 2006. Speranza Scappucci, conductor Davide Livermore, staging Repeat performances until August 18. Info > Rossini Opera Festival  ...

Luca Salsi: “Nabucco”

Following his success in the past seasons in Falstaff, La battaglia di Legnano and – under the baton of Riccardo Muti – in I due Foscari, in Nabucco and in Ernani, Luca Salsi returns to Rome to interpret the title role in Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco, on stage on July 9, 11 and 23 at the Terme di Caracalla, a suggestive scenery to the summer shows of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. John Fiore will be at the helm of the Teatro dell’Opera...

Mariotti/Michieletto: “La donna del lago”

Following Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra and Sigismondo - on stage respectively in Bologna and Pesaro in 2009 and 2010 - and Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, which successfully opened the 2015 Season of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, orchestra conductor Michele Mariotti and stage director Damiano Michieletto will once again be working together, this time on the opening title of the 37th edition of the Rossini Opera Festival. They will join forces in a new production of La Donna del Lago, opening on Monday 8 August at 8...

Carmela Remigio: “Don Giovanni”

After more than 350 performances of Don Giovanni – split between Donna Anna and Donna Elvira – and after only a few months from being awarded the “Premio Abbiati” as best singer from Italy’s music critics, Carmela Remigio is once again interpreting Donna Anna in Mozart’s masterpiece, for the first time in Salzburg, the composer’s hometown, within the 2016 edition of the celebrated summer festival. The opera, conducted by Alain Altinoglu and directed by Sven-Eric...

Damiano Michieletto: “Cendrillon” – Berlino

A very special debut, with several “first times”: it’s in fact the first time Damiano Michieletto works on a production in Berlin, and he is the first Italian stage director to work at the Komische Opera since 1947. It’s also a premiere for Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon – on stage beginning Sunday 12 June 2016 at 7 pm, with live streaming on the website of the opera house (bit.ly/24F3yGq) – which, despite its long history (the...