Carmina Burana

A scenic cantata by Carl Orff

Ancient Theatre, Wednesday 12th August 2020


Tonight the Fondazione Taormina Arte and the Symphonic Orchestra of the Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania present Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed in 1935 and 1936 by Carl Orff, based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana. Its full Latin title is Carmina Burana: Cantiones profanae cantoribus et choris cantandae comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis (“Songs of Beuern: Secular songs for singers and choruses to be sung together with instruments and magical images”). It was first performed by the Oper Frankfurt on 8 June 1937. The first and last section of the piece are called “Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi” (“Fortune, Empress of the World”) and start with the very well known “O Fortuna”.



Director: Dario Lucantoni
Choirmaster: Luigi Petrozziello
Choirmaster, white voice: Daniela Giambra
Soprano: Eleonora Bellocci
Tenor: Shalva Mukeria
Baritone: Franco Vassallo


Orchestra, Chorus and technical staff > Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania



Cavea – sector 1, central > € 33,00
Cavea – sector 2, intermediate > € 22,00
Cavea – sector 3, lateral > € 16,50



Fondazione Taormina Arte > – – T. 0039 391 746 2146



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