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Michieletto: “Guillaume Tell”

Guillaume Tell directed by Damiano Michieletto will open the 2018 season of the Teatro Massimo di Palermo on January 23rd. Missing from Palermo for more than fifty years, this Gioachino Rossini’s opera is conducted by Gabriele Ferro. The production is coming from the Royal Opera House of London where was first performed 2015. Scenography is by Paolo Fantini, costumes by Carla Teti and lights by Alessandro Carletti. Roberto Frontali performs Tell, Dmitry Korchak plays Arnold and Nino Machaidze...

Mariotti: “La bohème”

Michele Mariotti will be back on the podium of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna to conduct La bohème which will open the new opera season “ON” 2018 on January 19th at 20.00. The new production is staged by Graham Vick, who returns to work together with Michele Mariotti after the success of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell in 2014. Musical Director of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna since 2014, Michele Mariotti is thus making his Puccini debut. The Chorus of...

Gatti: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Daniele Gatti is back on the podium of the Royal Concertgebow on January 5th and 7th with a concert that opens with the "Prelude and good Friday spell" from "Parsifal" by Richard Wagner and continues with the Anton Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony. The Chief Conductor will be again in Amsterdam on January 10th and 11th, but with a different program: Max Bruch's Violin Concerto N°. 1, with Janine Jansen as solist, and Gustav Mahler's Symphony N°. 1...

Oropesa: “Hansel and Gretel”

Lisette Oropesa is on stage as « Gretel » at the Metropolitan Opera from December 18th to January 6th in the Richard Jones’s production of the Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera « Hansel and Gretel », with Donald Runnicles on the podium. Info > The Metropolitan Opera  ...

Gatti & Michieletto: “La damnation de Faust”

“Damnation is losing humanity as a consequence of isolation and lack of human relations”. These are the words of stage director Damiano Michieletto referring to Hector Berlioz’ masterpiece La Damnation de Faust, on stage at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, beginning 12 December. The show, opening the 2017-2018 Season of the Teatro Costanzi, is conducted by Daniele Gatti. Lead characters on stage are Pavel Černoch as Faust, Alex Esposito as Méphistophélès, Veronica Simeoni as Merguerite and...

Salsi: “Andrea Chénier”

Italian baritone Luca Salsi will be one of the lead characters of Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier, opening the new season of the Teatro alla Scala on 7 December, with Riccardo Chailly conducting and Mario Martone directing the opera. Salsi will be playing revolutionary Carlo Gérard, next to Yusif Eyvazov (Andrea Chénier) and Anna Netrebko (Maddalena di Coigny) after recently making his debut in the same role at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, next to Jonas...

Mariotti: TCBO

Michele Mariotti is back on the podium for the last concert of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna Concert Season on November 30. Beginning at 8:30 PM at Teatro Auditorium Manzoni, the program features Schubert’s Symphony no. 6 and Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra. The concert will be recorded and later aired on RAI Radio 3.   Teatro Comunale Bologna...

Barcellona: “Semiramide”

Tancredi and Sigismondo in their namesake operas, Malcom in La Donna del Lago, Neocle in L’Assedio di Corinto, Calbo in Maometto Secondo, Falliero in Bianca e Falliero, Ottone in Adelaide di Borgogna. These are a few of the great en travesti roles written by Rossini and interpreted by Daniela Barcellona over her long career. The Italian mezzo will be again wearing men’s clothing in one of Rossini’s masterpieces from 19 November to 16 December. On...

Gatti: RCO November Tour

In November Daniele Gatti is on tour with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: first stop the close Frankfurt, then they will fly over to the Far East, to South Korea and Japan. They will be playing two different programs during this tour: Haydn's Cello Concerto (with Tatjana Vassiljeva) and Mahler's Fourth Symphony (with Julia Kleiter); Beethoven's Violin Concerto (with Frank Peter Zimmermann) and the First Symphony by Brahms.   November 11, Alte Oper Frankfurt November 15 & 16, Seoul...

TCBO: “Aida”

Aida by Verdi in the very well received staging signed by Francesco Micheli in 2014, produced with the Macerata Opera Festival and staged on the 50th anniversary of the Sferisterio, arrives at Teatro Comunale in Bologna from November 12 to 22. The settings are by Edoardo Sanchi, the drawings by Francesca  Ballarini, costumes by Silvia  Aymonino and the choreography is signed by Monica  Casadei.  On the podium Frédéric Chaslin.   Teatro Comunale Bologna...