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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...

Gatti & Oropesa: “Rigoletto”

Following Tristan und Isolde and La damnation de Faust, Daniele Gatti will open for the third year in a row Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s news season with Verdi’s Rigoletto (in a new production by Daniele Abbado). The first title of Verdi's so-called “popular trilogy” will feature: Lisette Oropesa in the part of Gilda, Ismael Jordi (Duca di Mantova), Roberto Frontali (Rigoletto), Riccardo Zanellato (Sparafucile) and Alisa Kolosova (Giovanna). Info > Teatro dell’Opera di Roma...

Salsi & Michieletto: “Macbeth”

Damiano Michieletto’s ninth production at La Fenice in Venice is Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth, opening the 2018/2019 season. The show comes after the successful productions of Roméo et Juliette, of the Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy, of Rake’s Progress, Magic Flute, Aquagranda, and The Merry Widow, and will be running from Friday 23 November. On stage are Myung-Whun Chung conducting the Chorus and Orchestra of the Venetian Theater, baritone Luca Salsi in the title role, soprano Tatiana Serjan in that of Lady Macbeth, bass Simon Lim as Banco, and tenor Stefano Secco as Macduff. Elisabetta Martorana (Lady-in-waiting), Marcello Nardis (Malcom),...