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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...

Maria José Siri: Tosca, Teatro Regio Torino

Following her debut as Odabella in Verdi's Attila - that has just opened the 2016 Opera Season at Teatro Comunale in Bologna - Maria José Siri returns to sing the title role in Giacomo Puccini's Tosca at Teatro Regio in Turin. Renato Palumbo will be conducting. The stage production is by Daniele Abbado. The premiere will be broadcasted live on Rai-Radio3 on Tuesday 9th of February at 8pm. More performances on February 11, 14, 17 & 21, 2016. www.teatroregio.torino.it...

Michele Mariotti & the Orchestra of Teatro Comunale: Beethoven – Symphony n.9

Following the opening of the operatic season, Michele Mariotti will also inaugurate the 2016 Concert Season of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna on Saturday 6th of February at 8.30 pm (repeated on February 7, 6 pm), with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sinfonie n. 9 in d-Moll op. 125. Soprano Carmela Remigio, mezzo Veronica Simeoni, tenor Michael Schade and bass Michele Pertusi will be the vocal soloists of Schiller’s popular “Ode to Joy” during the final movement. Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro Comunale Bologna www.tcbo.it...

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...