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DANIELE GATTI: “LES VÊPRES SICILIENNES”

On December 10, with reruns until December 22, Daniele Gatti will conduct Verdi's Les vêpres siciliennes for the season opening of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. The show will be directed by Valentina Carrasco, the scenes will be by Richard Peduzzi, the lights by Peter van Praet and the costumes by Luis Carvalho. The cast includes Roberto Frontali as Guy de Montfort, Dario Russo as Le sire de Béthune and Roberta Mantegna as Hélène, Andrii Ganchuk (Comte de...

LUCA SALSI: “Tosca” at the Teatro alla Scala

Following Andrea Chénier in 2017, Luca Salsi returns to the Teatro alla Scala in Milan for his second season opening on December 7 as Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca. Alongside him, under the baton of Riccardo Chailly, Anna Netrebko in the title role and Francesco Meli as Cavaradossi. The new production will be directed by Davide Livermore. >teatroallascala.it © Fabrizio De Blasio...

MICHIELETTO: “Alcina”

Following Puccini’s La Bohème in 2012, Verdi’s Falstaff in 2013 and Rossini’s Cenerentola in 2014, Damiano Michieletto returns on the 7th and 9th of June to the Salzburg Pentecost Festival with anew production of Handel’s Alcina. “One of the most repeated words in the libretto of Alcina is ‘inganno’(deception). The set I have created for the opera is therefore split in two: on one side we have the real world, on the other that of deception.”- says Damiano Michieletto -...

TCBO: “Rigoletto”

Verdi's Rigoletto as seen by Italian director Alessio Pizzech, who directed this staging in 2016 at Teatro Comunale di Bologna, returns to the TCBO stage from March 19 to 30, 2019. Genoa-born conductor Matteo Beltrami, Musical Director of Teatro Coccia in Novara from 2016, will conduct Rigoletto in Bologna, making his debut on the TCBO podium. In the main roles will be singing: Alberto Gazale (Rigoletto), Stefan Pop (Duke of Mantua) and Desirée Rancatore (Gilda). > Teatro Comunale di Bologna...

Michieletto: “Der ferne klang”

Franz Schreker’s masterpiece, Der Ferne Klang (The Distant Sound) is returning to the Frankfurt Opera, where it premiered in 1912, and where it has been missing since 1945. The show is to open on Sunday 31 March 2019, at 6pm. The new production is by Italian stage director Damiano Michieletto, who will be making his debut in the city built along the Main river. Set designer is Paolo Fantin, costume designer is Klaus Bruns, and...

Oropesa: “Rodelinda”

Double-debut for Lisette Oropesa on Saturday 2nd of March: the Cuban-American soprano will sing at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona for the first time and will also make her role-debut in the title role in Handel's Rodelinda. Claus Guth will direct this Baroque masterpiece, with Josep Pons on the podium. On stage until March 15th. > Gran Teatre del Liceu  ...

Barcellona: “Semiramide”

Following the huge success of the complete CD recording of Semiramide, recently released by Opera Rara in collaboration with Warner, Daniela Barcellona returns to sing the en travesti role of Arsace in Rossini's two-acts masterpiece at the ABAO-OLBE in Bilbao. The last opera expressly composed by Rossini for an Italian operahouse is presented in Bilbao on February 16, 19, 22 and 25 in Luca Ronconi's staging. Alessandro Vitiellio will conduct. Next to Daniela Barcellona are Angela Meade in...

TCBO: “Il trovatore”

Giuseppe Verdi's Il trovatore, as seen by American director Robert Wilson, will open Teatro Comunale di Bologna's Season 2019 on January 22 (live broadcast on Radio3 Rai). Israeli conductor Pinchas Steinberg will lead TCBO Orchestra and Choir. The cast includes tenor Riccardo Massi as Manrico, Chinese soprano Guanqun Yu as Leonora, baritone Dario Solari as Count of Luna, mezzo Nino Surguladze as Azucena, Marco Spotti (Ferrando), Tonia Langella (Ines), Cristiano Olivieri (Ruiz) and Nicolò Donini (an old gypsy). Repeat...

Remigio: “Anna Bolena”

Following her debut in Turandot (Liù), in Maometto II (Anna) and in Pagliacci (Nedda), and following her success in La Bohème (Mimì), in Norma (Adalgisa) and in Maria Stuarda (Elisabetta), Carmela Remigio returns to Teatro dell’Opera di Roma to debut as Giovanna Seymour in Gaetano Donizetti’s Anna Bolena. The opera – that will be staged in a new production by Andrea De Rosa – runs under the baton of Riccardo Frizza at Teatro Costanzi on February 20, 22, 24, 26 and 28. Together with Remigio, who has already sung...