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OLGA PERETYATKO: RIGOLETTO

Olga Peretyatko will be singing Gilda in Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto at the Wiener Staatsoper under the baton of Evelino Pidò. Together with her, Juan Diego Flórez (Il Duca di Mantova) and Carlos Álvarez (Rigoletto). Stage production by Pierre Audi Performances on January 22, 25, 28, 31, 2016 www.wiener-staatsoper.at...

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE MUSCAT: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor in the new mis-en-scene realised by Dario Argento for the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova will be staged at the Royal Opera House in Muscat next January 14th, 2016. Giampaolo Bisanti will be conducting. Lucia Elena Mosuc/Jessica Nuccio Edgardo Piero Pretti/Enea Scala Enrico George Petean/ Marco Caria Raimondo Giacomo Prestia Arturo Edoardo Milletti Normanno Luca Casalin Alisa Martina Belli Costumes by Gianluca Falaschi. Following performances on January 15 & 16. www.rohmuscat...

LUCA SALSI: “LA TRAVIATA” AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

Following his acclaimed Rigoletto at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Luca Salsi returns to interpret Giorgio Germont in Giuseppe Verdi's La traviata. Premiere on January 16 at the Royal Opera House in London, where Salsi will make his debut. Yves Abel will be conducting With Venera Gimadieva as Violetta and Saimir Pirgu as Alfredo Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House www.roh.org.uk...

TEATRO COMUNALE BOLOGNA & MICHELE MARIOTTI: ATTILA

Michele Mariotti will be conducting Attila by Giuseppe Verdi for the inauguration of Teatro Comunale's new Season. This new production – actually a coproduction with the Teatro Massimo di Palermo and the Teatro La Fenice di Venezia – is directed by Daniele Abbado. With Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (Attila), Simone Piazzola (Ezio), Maria José Siri (Odabella), Fabio Sartori (Foresto) Orchestra & Coro Teatro Comunale Bologna Premiere on January 23, 2016 at 6 pm. www.tcbo.it...

Michele Mariotti: Schubert & Čajkovskij

Following the success of La donna del lago at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Michele Mariotti will be conducting the Filarmonica of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna through two masterpieces of the Nineteenth-century repertoire on January 4, 2016. The first part of the concert will be dedicated to the Sinfonie in h-Moll, D 759 by Franz Schubert. During the second one, the Filarmonica led by Mariotti will play Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36. Teatro Auditorium Manzoni (Bologna), 9 pm.   www.filarmonicabologna.it...

Teatro Comunale Bologna: L’elisir d’amore

Gaetano Donizetti's L’elisir d’amore returns to the stage of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna as latest opera of the 2015 Season, in the stage production realised by Rosetta Cucchi in 2010. Stefano Ranzani will be conducting the Orchestra and the Chorus of the Teatro Comunale. The cast includes: Barbara Bargnesi and Antonio Poli as Adina and Nemorino, Christian Senn and Alessandro Luongo as Belcore and Dulcamara (replaced by Rocìo Ignacio, Fabrizio Paesano, Vittorio Prato and Marco Filippo Romano for some performances)....

Damiano Michieletto: Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci at the Royal Opera House

Following a series of new shows, from London’s Guillaume Tell to Die Zauberflöte at La Fenice in Venice, Damiano Michieletto is now dedicating himself to two one-act operas, symbols of Italian Verism.   “I tried to find a connection between the two stories – said Damiano Michieletto – even though they were not written to be performed together, and they were actually the work of two competing composers; still, even in their dramatic structure there are similar...

MICHELE MARIOTTI RETURNS TO THE MET TO CONDUCT ROSSINI’S LA DONNA DEL LAGO

  After conducting the first ever Met production of Rossini’s La Donna del Lago last February, Michele Mariotti will be back in New York next 11 December to once again present Walter Scott’s masterpiece. Set in 16th Century’s Scontland, “La Donna del Lago is a fascinating opera – says Mariotti – especially because of its pre-romantic atmosphere, making it a sort of anticipation to Guillaume Tell. The Opera is full of Pan inspired influences, where nature holds...