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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...

Gatti: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Daniele Gatti is on the podium of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra on November 8 & 9  conducting Gustav Mahler's Fourth Symphony and Joseph Haydn's Cello Concerto. Soprano Julia Kleiter and cellist Tatjana Vassiljeva will be starring as soloists. The concert of November 9 will be broadcasted live on the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. The same program will be held at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt on November 11.   Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra...

Gatti: RCO & Zimmermann

Daniele Gatti and the German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann turn their attention to one of the most popular pieces composed by Beethoven, the Violin Concerto. The second half of the evening will be instead dedicated to the Symphony n. 1 by Brahms. The concert will be held on November 2 & 3 at the Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam.   Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam...

Mariotti & Oropesa: “Lucia di Lammermoor”

Michele Mariotti is to return to the Royal Opera House of London on October 30 to conduct Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. This romantic masterpiece par excellence, where opposing clans live their ancestral conflicts, is on stage until 27 November with Katie Mitchell’s crude and powerful production. Lisette Oropesa makes her house debut as the protagonist.   Royal Opera House...

Barcellona: “Tancredi”

Daniela Barcellona interprets once again the title role in Rossini's Tancredi. This time it will be in concert at the Opéra de Marseille on October 24 & 26 under the baton of Giuliano Carella.   Opéra de Marseille...