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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...

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...