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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...

Michele Mariotti – La traviata

La traviata May 20 - June 29 Opéra national de Paris   Giuseppe Verdi, music Francesco Maria Piave, libretto   Michele Mariotti, conductor Benoît Jacquot, stage director   Violetta Sonya Yoncheva (May 20 - June 7) - Maria Agresta (June 11 - 29) Flora Antoinette Dennefeld Annina Elisabeth Moussous Alfredo Germont Bryan Hymel (May 20 - June 14) - Abdellah Lasri (June 17 - 29) Giorgio Germont Željko Lučić  (May 20, 23, 26, 29; June 7, 11) - Simone Piazzola (June 1, 4, 14, 26, 29) - Plácido Domingo (June 17, 20) Gastone Julien Dran Il...

Ambrogio Maestri: Falstaff

After well over 250 interpretations of the role, from New York to Tokyo, from London to Paris, from Sao Paolo to Buenos Aires, Ambrogio Maestri is once again interpreting the title role of Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece, Falstaff, conducted by Riccardo Muti, who chose him for the same role at La Scala in 2001. The opera, here in a concert performance, is scheduled on 21, 23 and 26 April in Chicago, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra,...

Michele Mariotti: Haydn Orchester, Trento & Bolzano

B.BARTÓK: Concerto for two pianos, percussion and orchestra F.SCHUBERT: Symphonie Nr.9 „Die Große“ Michele Mariotti, conductor Trio Diaghilev: Mario Totaro, piano Daniela Ferrati, piano Ivan Gambini, percussion 12.04 - BOLZANO, Konzerthaus, 8 pm 13.04 - TRENTO, Auditorium, 8:30 pm > Haydn Orchester ...

Olga Peretyatko: “Rigoletto”, Opéra de Paris

Having recently sung the same role at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, at the Teatro Real in Madrid and at the Wiener Staatsoper, Olga Peretyatko will be singing again Gilda in Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Opéra Bastille in Paris. Nicola Luisotti will be conducting. Stage production by Claus Guth. Performances on: April 9, 11, 14, 17, 23, 26 May 2, 5, 10, 16, 24 > Opéra de Paris...

Luca Salsi: I due Foscari – Teatro alla Scala

Following Giorgio Germont in La traviata at the Royal Opera House in London, Luca Salsi will be facing another important role by Giuseppe Verdi: the Doge in I due Foscari, on stage at the Teatro alla Scala from the 15th to the 25th of March. It is not a new role for Salsi, who has already performed it in Trieste in 2011 and at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma under the baton of Riccardo Muti in 2013. This new...

Ambrogio Maestri makes his debut as Don Pasquale at NY’s Metropolitan

Following last January’s success of his interpretation of Compare Alfio in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana in New York, Italian baritone from Pavia Ambrogio Maestri is about to return to the Met where he will face a great new role for the first time: that of Don Pasquale. Gaetano Donizetti’s masterpiece, conducted by Maurizio Benini and presented in Otto Schenk’s historical staging, will be running at the Met from Friday 4 March. “After L’Elisir d’Amore and Falstaff, Don...

Michele Mariotti: I due Foscari – Teatro alla Scala

Following Attila at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna in January, Michele Mariotti will be soon conducting another opera by Giuseppe Verdi: I due Foscari, on stage at the Teatro alla Scala from February 25th until March 25th, 2016. This new stage production by Alvis Hermanis will be interpreted by Plácido Domingo – alternating with Luca Salsi in the role of Francesco Foscari – Anna Pirozzi (Lucrezia Contarini), Francesco Meli (Jacopo Foscari), Andrea Concetti (Jacopo Loredano), Edoardo Milletti (Barbarigo) and Chiara Isotton...

Damiano Michieletto: Otello

Following Puccini’s Triptych in 2012 and Mozart’s Idomeneo in 2013, Damiano Michieletto is producing his third opera in Vienna for the Theater an der Wien: Gioachino Rossini’s Otello, on stage from 19 February 2016. Michieletto is facing Otello, or the Moor of Venice, for the first time. This serious opera has Rossini’s neoclassical clarity merging into the very first Romantic anxieties. “I have structured the relationship between the characters as if they were members of a...