Conductor Philipp von Steinaecker Director Georg Schmiedleitner Sets Stefan Brandtmayr Costumes Cornelia Kraske Lighting Micha Beyermann Choreographer Marie Stockhausen Dramaturge Ina Tartler, Elisabeth Thaler Translation August Wilhelm von Schlegel ~ Theseus/ Oberon Lars Wellings Hippolyta/ Titania Margot Mayrhofer Hermia Constanze Passin Lysander Simon Mantei Helena Andrea Haller Demetrius Johannes Meier Puck Erwin Belakowitsch Squenz Hannes Perkmann Schnock Peter Schorn Klaus Zettel Christoph Krutzler Franz Flaut Alexandre Pelichet
L’elisir d’amore Gaetano Donizetti Artists Conductor Alessandro D’Agostini Director Pier Francesco Maestrini Scenes Juan Guillermo Nova Costumes Luca Dall’Alpi Light design Bruno Ciulli Choir Director Lorenzo Fratini Orchestra and Choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Nemorino Juan Francisco Gatell Adina Laura Giordano Belcore Alessandro Luongo Dulcamara Marco Filippo Romano Giannetta Arianna Donadelli Palazzo Pitti Courtyard Piazza de’ Pitti, 1 50123 Firenze
The barber of Seville Gioachino Rossini A kaleidoscope of disguises, nighttime serenades, hilarious misunderstandings and famous arias. Il Barbiere di Siviglia was composed in a dozen days by Gioachino Rossini, and staged for the first time at the Teatro Argentina in Rome February 20, 1816. The outcome of the evening, one of the most sensational fiascos in the history of music, perhaps organized by admirers of Giovanni Paisiello who were disappointed to see the young musician with a subject already addressed by the elder Master, amplifies the unstoppable popularity of this masterpiece. The comic opera par excellence, here on stage in the production by Damiano Michieletto, the brilliant enfant terrible of theater direction.Il Barbiere di Siviglia (original title: Almaviva o sia L’Inutile Precauzione) Opera buffa in two acts from the homonymous comedy of Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beumarchais Libretto by Cesare Sterbini Music by Gioachino Rossini Edition: Edwin Kalmus & Co., Inc., Boca Raton, Florida Staging of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino / Maggioformazione – 2005 Sung in Italian
Festival dei due Mondi LE NOZZE DI FIGARO / THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO or A CRAZY DAY comedy for music in four acts by Lorenzo da Ponte music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart first performance: Vienna, Burgtheater- May 1, 1786 A new production, in collaboration with the Fondazione Teatro Coccia in Novara, of Le Nozze di Figaro, by W.A. Mozart, the first of the three works written by the composer from Salzburg upon libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. An intensive and overwhelming plot, in which men and women are counterposed in the course of a “crazy day”, full of dramatic and comical events. A satire upon the privileged social classes of the time, but also an acute metaphor of the different phases of love. The Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra, founded by Riccardo Muti, is conducted by James Conlon, internationally renowned conductor, the director is Giorgio Ferrara, the scenes by the Oscar awarded Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo, the lighting by A.J.Weissbard, the costumes by Maurizio Galante. The International Opera Choir is conducted by maestro Gea Garatti. More info on the show here. Buy tickets here.
Arena di Verona Opera Festival 2016 Carmen Opéra-comique in 4 acts by Georges Bizet Music by Georges Bizet Libretto by Ludovic Halevy – Henri Meilhac Conductor Xu Zhong (24/6 – 1, 6, 29/7 – 5, 11/8) Julian Kovatchev (9, 13, 16/7 – 17, 20, 23, 27/8) Director and Sets Franco Zeffirelli Costume Anna Anni Choreographer El Camborio revival by Lucia Real Chorus Master Vito Lombardi Director of Technical Operations and Stage Design Giuseppe De Filippi Venezia Children’s Choir A.LI.VE. conducted by Paolo Facincani Arena di Verona Orchestra, Chorus, Corps de Ballet and Technical team Cast Carmen Luciana D’Intino (24/6 – 1, 6/7) Veronica Simeoni (9, 13, 16/7) Anastasia Boldyreva (29/7 – 5, 11, 17/8) Sanja Anastasia (20/8) Agunda Kulaeva (23, 27/8) Micaela Ekaterina Bakanova (24/6 – 1, 6/7) Irina Lungu (9, 13, 16, 29/7) Alida Berti (5, 11/8) Valeria Sepe (17, 20 ,23/8) Francesca Sassu (27/8) Frasquita Madina Karbeli (24/6 – 1, 6, 9, 13, 16, 29/7) Teona Dvali (5, 11, 17, 20, 23, 27/8) Mercedes Clarissa Leonardi (24/6 – 1, 6/7 – 20, 23, 27/8) Alice Marini (9, 13, 16, 29/7 – 5, 11, 17/8) Don José Jorge De León (24/6 – 1, 6, 9, 13/7) Dario Di Vietri […]
Arena di Verona Opera Festival 2016 Aida Opera in 4 acts by Giuseppe Verdi Aida, the opera in the Arena par excellence, will be displayed in its historical edition of 1913 under the direction of Gianfranco de Bosio. Music by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni Conductors Julian Kovatchev (25, 30/6 – 3, 7, 14, 17, 24/7) Andrea Battistoni (28, 31/7 – 7, 9, 28/8) Daniel Oren (14, 18, 21, 24/8) Director Gianfranco de Bosio Coreographer Susanna Egri Chorus Master Vito Lombardi Director of Technical Operations and Stage Design Giuseppe De Filippi Venezia Arena di Verona Orchestra, Chorus, Corps de Ballet and Technical team Cast The King Carlo Cigni (25, 30/6 – 3, 7, 14, 17/7) Roberto Tagliavini (24, 28, 31/7) Romano Dal Zovo (7, 9, 14/8) Gianluca Breda (18, 21, 24, 28/8) Amneris to be announced (25, 30/6 – 3/7) Sanja Anastasia (7, 24, 28/7 – 14/8) Luciana D’Intino (14, 17/7) Ekaterina Gubanova (31/7 – 7, 9/8) Andrea Ulbrich (18, 24/8) Anastasia Boldyreva (21, 28/8) Aida Hui He (25, 30/6 – 3, 7, 24/7) Monica Zanettin (14, 17/7) Susanna Branchini (28, 31/7 – 7/8) Amarilli Nizza (9, 14, 18/8) Maria José Siri (21, 24, 28/8) Radamès Yusif Eyvazov (25, […]
Festival dei due Mondi L’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle Video-opera by Adriano Guarnieri for three soloists, five vocalists, choir, ensemble, seven trumpets, and live electronics The new composition – a Video-Opera – commissioned by Ravenna Festival to Adriano Guarnieri which premiered in Ravenna on the 5th of June 2015, is a journey thriving on the universal value of Dante’s work and meant to highlight its inexhaustible and refreshing modernity; in other words, its contemporary value. Hence the “contemporary” Dante evoked in Guarnieri’s new score, that completes the triptych started in 2007 with the Apocalypse in “Pietra di diaspro”, followed by “Tenebreae” in 2010, and now reaching the blinding light of the Paradise. A narrative score articulated in 14 musical sequences which combine fragments of the Paradise, assimilating the evocative force of Dante’s language and its sounds; a narrative where the fil rouge, as Guarnieri suggests, connects “the themes of light, infinite, worldly and physical love transformed into the metaphysical visions of Beatrice and the Virgin, and the motifs bringing us back to the motion of the spheres and the universes; in a pattern of symbols and theologies embodied by melodic, polyphonic, choral, instrumental elements, physically and spatially […]
La Traviata Music by Giuseppe Verdi Conductors Jader Bignamini (2, 5, 8, 12/7) Fabio Mastrangelo (15, 22, 26, 30/7) Director and Sets Hugo de Ana Coreography Leda Lojodice Chorus Master Vito Lombardi Director of Technical Operations and Stage Design Giuseppe De Filippi Venezia Arena di Verona Orchestra, Chorus, Corps de Ballet and Technical team Cast Violetta Valéry Nino Machaidze (2, 5, 8, 12/7) Ekaterina Bakanova (15, 22, 26, 30/7) Flora Bervoix Clarissa Leonardi Annina Teona Dvali (2, 5, 8, 12, 15/7) Madina Karbeli (22, 26, 30/7) Alfredo Germont Francesco Demuro (2, 5, 8/7) to be announced (12, 15/7) Saimir Pirgu (22, 26, 30/7) Giorgio Germont Gabriele Viviani (2, 5, 8/7) Dalibor Jenis (12, 15, 22/7) Artur Rucinsky (26, 30/7) Gastone di Letorières Paolo Antognetti Baron Douphol Alessio Verna Marquis d’Obigny Romano Dal Zovo Doctor Grenvil Paolo Battaglia Giuseppe Cristiano Olivieri Servant/Agent Victor Garcia Sierra he conditions for access to the amphitheater Arena are defined directly by Fondazione Arena di Verona. We invite you to visit the following link to download the complete list of regulations of Fondazione Arena di Verona. Spectator Regulations
In winter 1852 Giuseppe Verdi was in Paris. Here, at the Théâtre du Vaudeville, he witnessed one of the first representations of the Dame aux camelias, the theatrical adaptation of the novel by Alexandre Dumas fils. The drama of the courtesan Marguerite Gautier, modeled on the real Marie Duplessis, who challenge the bourgeois conventions and seeks redemption in the love of Armand, profoundly affected the composer. The subject of the new work was quickly decided and on March 6, 1853 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice Verdi staged La Traviata. But censorship could not tolerate such a harsh realism and required Verdi to backdate the story in a more reassuring “about 1700.” Perhaps it is for this reason that the first representation turned into a fiasco. As Verdi himself wrote, complaining on this edulcorations: “They have made Traviata pure and innocent. Thank you very much! A whore should always be a whore. If the sun was shining in the night, there would be no more night!” La traviata Opera in three acts Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, from drama La dame aux camélias, by Alexandre Dumas fils Music by Giuseppe Verdi
OTELLO 52^ Macerata Opera Festival 2016 from 22/07/2016 to 13/08/2016 Arena Sferisterio MACERATA (MC) Opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi with libretto by Arrigo Boito. Costumes Ana Garay Lights Albert Faura Video Pedro Chamizo fencing-master Carlos Martos Programme director: Paco Azorin cast: Otello: Stuart Neill, Desdemona: Jessica Nuccio, Jago: Roberto Frontali, Cassio: Davide Giusti conductor: Riccardo Frizza There could be some changes in the programme, please refer to the official information from the event Promoter More info on the show here. Buy tickets here.
Arena di Verona Opera Festival 2016 Turandot by Giacomo Puccini Conductor Andrea Battistoni Director and Sets Franco Zeffirelli Costume Emi Wada Choreographer Maria Grazia Garofoli Lighting designer Paolo Mazzon Children’s Choir A. d’A.MUS. conducted by Marco Tonini Chorus Master Vito Lombardi Director of Technical Operations and Stage Design Giuseppe De Filippi Venezia Arena di Verona Orchestra, Chorus, Corps de Ballet and Technical team Cast Turandot Oksana Dyka (23, 27/7 – 19, 25/8) Tiziana Caruso (12/8) Empereor Altoum Cristiano Olivieri Timur Carlo Cigni Calaf Dario Di Vietri (23, 27/7 – 12/8) Carlo Ventre (19, 25/8) Liù Elena Rossi (23, 27/7 – 12/8) Donata D’Annunzio Lombardi (19, 25/8) Ping Federico Longhi (23, 27/7 – 12/8) Marcello Rosiello (19, 25/8) Pong Francesco Pittari Pang Giorgio Trucco Mandarino Paolo Battaglia Prince of Persia Mikheil Sheshaberidze The conditions for access to the amphitheater Arena are defined directly by Fondazione Arena di Verona. We invite you to visit the following link to download the complete list of regulations of Fondazione Arena di Verona. Spectator Regulations
NORMA 52^ Macerata Opera Festival 2016 from 23/07/2016 to 07/08/2016 Arena Sferisterio MACERATA (MC) Opera in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini with libretto by Felice Romani, from Norma the tragedy, ou L’Infanticide by Louis-Alexandre Soumet. Scenes Federica Parolini Costumes Daniela Cernigliaro Lights Albert Faura Programme director: Luigi Di Gangi E Ugo Giacomazzi cast: Norma: Maria José Siri, Pollione: Rubens Pelizzari, Adalgisa: Sonia Ganassi, Orovesco: Nicola Ulivieri conductor: Massimo Zanetti There could be some changes in the programme, please refer to the official information from the event Promoter More info on the show here. Buy tickets here.