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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...

Mariotti: TCBO Season opening concert

Michele Mariotti opens the 2018 "ON" Concert Season of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna on February 1st with a Beethoven-Mahler program. Beginning at 8:30 PM, the concert features Beethoven's Elegischer Gesang Op. 118, Beethoven's Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt Op. 112 and Mahler's Symphony no. 4. With Christiane Karg as soloist, considered one of the most interesting voices of the present time, and the Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Andrea Faidutti conducts the Chorus. The concert will be...

Gatti: Mahler Chamber Orchestra Tour

The Mahler Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Daniele Gatti, starts its first tour of 2018 on January 23rd  in Lucerna, with a Beethoven-Schumann programme. The MCO Artistic Advisor leads Schumann’s Genoveva Overture alongside Beethoven’s Symphony no. 4 and Schumann’s Symphony no. 3, also known as the Rhenish Symphony. After Lucerna, the tour continues in Zurigo on January 24th and in Ginevra on January 25th; while the final concert takes the Mahler Chamber Orchestra to Dortmund on January 26th...

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  ...