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Cappella Neapolitana: “L’Orfeo”

Antonio Florio and the Cappella Neapolitana bring Claudio Monteverdi's Orfeo for the first time to the Teatro Regio of Turin. The Neapolitan musician and his historical ensemble interpret one of the first examples of opera, intact until today since his debut in Mantua in 1607.   > Info Teatro Regio...

TCBO: “Dialogues des Carmélites”

Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc is the 2018 Opera Season's second title of the Teatro Comunale, on stage from March the 11th to 16th. A Co-production by Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie. Info > Teatro Comunale di Bologna...

Daniela Barcellona: “Aida”

Daniela Barcellona performs once again the role of Amneris from March 9th, in the occasion of the Bicentennial celebration of Teatro Real de Madrid, that revives one of its most monumental and emblematic productions: Verdi’s Aida with the staging, scenography, and costumes by Hugo de Ana. Nicola Luisotti conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Real. Info > Teatro Real de Madrid...

Michieletto: “Cavalleria rusticana” and “Pagliacci”

After successful performances in London – where it made its debut in 2015 and was later re-staged last December – and in Sidney and Melbourne, the double bill of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, directed by Damiano Michieletto – the show was prized with the 2016 Olivier Award – reaches now the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, beginning 6 March, with Evelino Pidò conducting. The two one-act operas, respectively composed by Pietro Mascagni and...

Mariotti: “Orphée et Euridice”

From February 24th to March 17th, Michele Mariotti returns to the Teatro alla Scala in Milan to conduct the masterpiece of Christoph Willibald Gluck Orphée et Euridice, for the first time on stage at the Piermarini in the French version. The production, coming from the Royal Opera House in London, is signed by John Fulljames and Hofesh Shechter. Sets and costumes are by Conor Murphy, lights by Lee Curran. Lead characters on stage are Juan Diego Flórez as...

TCBO: “Petruška”

Petruška, the ballet with music by Igor Stravinskij, will be opening the 2018 Ballet Season of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna on February 15th,  starring the Compagnia Virgilio Sieni. The new production of the Teatro Comunale – at its world premiere - is signed by Virgilio Sieni, one of the most important Italian choreographer, and conducted by Fabrizio Ventura. The costumes are by Elena Bianchini and the lights by Mattia Bagnoli. Petruška will be preceded by Chukrum...

Salsi: “Il Trovatore”, “Lucia di Lammermoor” and “Luisa Miller”

After setting the record of singing two different operas on the same day at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York in 2015, Italian baritone Luca Salsi will be returning to the American theatre where he is scheduled to sing three roles in the same season: Il Trovatore, Lucia di Lammermoor, and Luisa Miller. Salsi will be interpreting the roles of the Count di Luna in Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore (6, 9, 12 and 15 February...

Michieletto: “Die lustige Witwe”

Damiano Michieletto signs a new production of Die lustige Witwe that will debut on February 2nd, at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice, where Franz Lehár’s operetta is missing since 30 years. On the podium Stefano Montanari; sets are by Paolo Fantin, costumes by Carla Teti, lights by Alessandro Carletti and the choreography by Chiara Vecchi. Among the cast Nadja Mchantaf (Hanna Glawari), Christoph Pohl (Danilo Danilowitsch), Franz Hawlata (Mirko Zeta), Adriana Ferfecka (Valencienne), Konstantin Lee (Camille...