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Michele Mariotti: Schubert & Čajkovskij

Following the success of La donna del lago at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Michele Mariotti will be conducting the Filarmonica of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna through two masterpieces of the Nineteenth-century repertoire on January 4, 2016. The first part of the concert will be dedicated to the Sinfonie in h-Moll, D 759 by Franz Schubert. During the second one, the Filarmonica led by Mariotti will play Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36. Teatro Auditorium Manzoni (Bologna), 9 pm.

Teatro Comunale Bologna: L’elisir d’amore

Gaetano Donizetti's L’elisir d’amore returns to the stage of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna as latest opera of the 2015 Season, in the stage production realised by Rosetta Cucchi in 2010. Stefano Ranzani will be conducting the Orchestra and the Chorus of the Teatro Comunale. The cast includes: Barbara Bargnesi and Antonio Poli as Adina and Nemorino, Christian Senn and Alessandro Luongo as Belcore and Dulcamara (replaced by Rocìo Ignacio, Fabrizio Paesano, Vittorio Prato and Marco Filippo Romano for some performances)....

Damiano Michieletto: Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci at the Royal Opera House

Following a series of new shows, from London’s Guillaume Tell to Die Zauberflöte at La Fenice in Venice, Damiano Michieletto is now dedicating himself to two one-act operas, symbols of Italian Verism.   “I tried to find a connection between the two stories – said Damiano Michieletto – even though they were not written to be performed together, and they were actually the work of two competing composers; still, even in their dramatic structure there are similar...


  After conducting the first ever Met production of Rossini’s La Donna del Lago last February, Michele Mariotti will be back in New York next 11 December to once again present Walter Scott’s masterpiece. Set in 16th Century’s Scontland, “La Donna del Lago is a fascinating opera – says Mariotti – especially because of its pre-romantic atmosphere, making it a sort of anticipation to Guillaume Tell. The Opera is full of Pan inspired influences, where nature holds...

Teatro Real, Madrid: Rigoletto

Having just interpreted the same role at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Olga Peretyatko sings Gilda in Rigoletto at Teatro Real in Madrid. Premiere on November 30th. Nicola Luisotti will be conducting Stage production by David McVicar Performances until December 26th 2015

Teatro Real, Madrid: Rigoletto

Following the success of his Nabucco at the Gran Teatre du Liceu, Luca Salsi makes his debut at Teatro Real in Madrid, again as  Rigoletto. Stage production by David McVicar. Nicola Luisotti will be conducting   Performances December 2, 5, 8, 11, 16, 20, 27, 2015

Teatro Donizetti, Bergamo: Due donne che ballano

Italian premiere of "Due donne che ballano", tonight at Teatro Sociale in Bergamo (9 pm). A new production by Centro d'Arte Contemporanea Teatro Carcano. Teatro Donizetti's project "Altri percorsi" On a text by Josep Maria Benet i Jornet Stage production: Veronica Cruciani With Maria Paiato and Arianna Scommegna Second and last performance tomorrow at 9 pm.

Teatro Comunale di Bologna: Brahms & Beethoven

Following Richard Strauss' Elektra, Lothar Zagrosek returns to conduct the Comunale di Bologna Orchestra on Thursday 26th November with a programme focused on two major German composers: Brahms and Beethoven. In the first part, pianist Alexander Romanovsky will be interpreting the Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms. In the second, the overture from Fidelio and the oratorio Christus am Ölberge op. 85 by Ludwig van Beethoven will be performed along with the Teatro Comunale Chorus, soprano Patrizia Biccirè, tenor Daniel Kirch and bass...