giuseppedistefanoHomage to Giuseppe Di Stefano


Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustican Chevalry) Concert Gala

Ancient Theatre, Wednesday 22nd August 2018 @ 9.30pm


Giuseppe Di Stefano (24 July 1921 – 3 March 2008) was an Italian operatic tenor, one of the most beautiful voices who sang professionally from the mid 1940s until the early 1990s. He was known as the “Golden voice” or “The most beautiful voice”, as the true successor of Beniamino Gigli. Luciano Pavarotti said he modeled himself after Di Stefano. In an interview Pavarotti said “Di Stefano is my idol. There is a solar voice…It was the most incredible, open voice you could hear. The musicality of di Stefano is as natural and beautiful as the voice is phenomenal”.Di Stefano was also the tenor who most inspired José Carreras.

This year, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of his death, in the incomparable setting of our Ancient Theatre, there will be a memorable evening, during which some of the greatest artists of the lyrical and cultural world will honor the great Sicilian tenor and receive the Giuseppe Di Stefano International Award.

In the second part of the evening, the immortal music of Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustican Chevalry) will thrill the cavea of the Greek theater through the voices of some of the greatest interpreters of the Mascagni jewel.

The prestigious cast – that will be shortly unveiled – will be accompanied by two ensembles of international value: the Calabria Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sicilian Lyrical Choir.


TICKETS on and
Stalls (Parterre): € 65,00 – Under 12: € 35,00 – Under 25: € 52,00
Gallery: € 50,00 – Under 12: € 25,00 – Under 25: € 40,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 35,00 – Under 12: € 18,00 – Under 25: € 28,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 25,00 – Under 12: € 13,00 – Under 25: € 20,00