Taormina events

(in update)

2021

 

JUNE

> 1-21 June – Photo Exhibition – Ex Church Del Carmine

> 10-25 June – Exhibition “La biblioteca araba ed altre scritture” – Palazzo Ciampoli

Saturday 12 June – Emma – Ancient Theatre

> 14-30 June – Exhibition “Le Metamorfosi” – Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

> 17-21 June – TAOBUK, Taormina Book Festival – 11th edition “Le Metamorfosi” – various locations

Saturday 19 – Taobuk Gala Opening – Ancient Theatre (free entrance upon reservation)

Saturday 26 June – Galà Lirico Voci di Sicilia – Ancient Theatre

> 27 June – 3 July – TAORMINA FILM FEST > FULL PROGRAM

Sunday 27 – TaorminaFF67 > Opening Ceremony – Film Screening “BOYS” – Ancient Theatre

Monday 28 – TaorminaFF67 > Film Screening “LA TERRA DEI FIGLI” – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 29 – TaorminaFF67 > Film Screening “OCCHI BLU” – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 30 – TaorminaFF67 > Film Screening “PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY” – Ancient Theatre

 

JULY

Thursday 1 – TaorminaFF67 > Film Screening “THE ROSE MAKER” – Ancient Theatre

Friday 2 – TaorminaFF67 > Film Screening “BRONTE” – Ancient Theatre

Saturday 3 – TaorminaFF67 > Closing ceremony and award ceremony of the 67 Taormina Film Fest – Film Screening “SUMMER OF THE SOUL” – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 14 – Riccardo Muti and the Orchestra Gioviale Cherubini” – Ancient Theatre

>> 16th July /1st August – Exhibition “Anima mundi. Il valore e la forza delle donne” – Ex Chiesa del Carmine

Friday 16 – TAOMODA Gala Evening – Ancient Theatre

>> 17th July / 14th November – Exhibition “Le Cento Sicilie” – Palazzo Ciampoli

Saturday 17 – Francesco De Gregori – Ancient Theatre

Saturday 24 – Giorgio Panariello – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 28 – Mohammad Alshaikh in “Music from Jerusalem, signs of hope” – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 28 – La Pace seguirà – Odeon Theatre

Thursday 29 – Antonello Venditti – Ancient Theatre

Saturday 29 – La Pace seguirà – Odeon Theatre

Friday 30 – Antonello Venditti – Ancient Theatre

Friday 31 – EMOZIONI,  Viaggio tra le canzioni di Battisti e Mogol – Ancient Theatre

 

AUGUST

>> 16th July /1st August – Exhibition “Anima mundi. Il valore e la forza delle donne” – Ex Chiesa del Carmine

>> 1st August / 14th November – Exhibition “Le Cento Sicilie” – Palazzo Ciampoli

Sunday 1 – Lirica > La Traviata by G. Verdi – Ancient Theatre

Sunday 1 – Concerto per L’Etna – Odeon Theatre

Monday 2 – Concerto per L’Etna – Odeon Theatre

Tuesday 3 – Concert “Racconti di Gioventù” by Giuseppe Sinopoli – Cathedral of Taormina

Wednesday 4 – Les Italiens de l’Opera de Paris – Ancient Theatre

Thursday 5 – Fabrizio Moro – Ancient Theatre

Friday 6 – Diodato – Ancient Theatre

Friday 6 – Nel Ventre – Odeon Theatre

Monday 9 – Gli Imperi della Mente – Odeon Theatre

Tuesday 10 – Hjo Jazz Festival – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 10 – Gli Imperi della Mente – Odeon Theatre

Wednesday 11 – Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi – Ancient Theatre

Friday 13 – Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi – Ancient Theatre

Saturday 14 – International Guitar Night – Ancient Theatre to be confirmed

Monday 16 – Le favole di Oscar Wilde – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 17 – Musa e Getta – Odeon Theatre

Wednesday 18 – Al passo coi Templi – Ancient Theatre to be confirmed

Thursday 19 – La Traviata e La Boheme Recital – Ancient Theatre

Thursday 19 – Ensemble Accademia Erard – Odeon Theatre

Friday 20 – Cavalleria Rusticana and Twelve Years later, the sequel – Ancient Thetre

Saturday 21 – Gianna Nannini – Ancient Theatre

Sunday 22 – Mario Biondi – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 25 – Taormina Opera Gala – Ancient Theatre

Friday 27 – Gigi D’Alessio – Ancient Theatre

Friday 27 – Il Fantasma dell’Opera – Odeon Theatre

Saturday 28 – COLAPESCEDIMARTINO – Ancient Theatre

Saturday 28 – Le confessioni di una donna- Odeon Theatre

Sunday 29 – I Tre tenori – Ancient Theatre

Monday 30 – Carl Brave – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 31 – Lirica > La Traviata by G. Verdi – Ancient Theatre

 

SEPTEMBER

>> 1st September / 14th November – Exhibition “Le Cento Sicilie” – Palazzo Ciampoli

Thursday 2 – Lo Schiaccianoci 2.0, Reminescence

Friday 3 – Belliniana – Odeon Theatre

Saturday 4 – Mahmood – Ancient Theatre

Sunday 5 – Ermal Meta – Ancient Theatre

Thursday 9 – Una Ragazza per il Cinema – Ancient Theatre to be confirmed

Saturday 11 – I Tre Mondi di Me – Ancient Theatre to be confirmed

Sunday 12 – In viaggio con la musica… oltre lo spazio – Ancient Theatre to be confirmed

Monday 13 – Enrico Brignano – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 14 – Madame – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 15 – Sangiovanni – Ancient Theatre

Monday 20 – Zucchero “Sugar” Fornaciari – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 21 – Zucchero “Sugar” Fornaciari – Ancient Theatre

Thursday 25 – World Music Awards – Ancient Theatre to be confirmed

Friday 26 – Alberto Urso – Ancient Theatre

Monday 27 – Sting – Ancient Theatre

 

OCTOBER

>> 1st October / 14th November – Exhibition “Le Cento Sicilie” – Palazzo Ciampoli

Saturday 2 – Cassandra, Ilio in Fiamme – Ancient Theatre

 

NOVEMBER

>> 1-14 November – Exhibition “Le Cento Sicilie” – Palazzo Ciampoli

2022

JUNE 2022

Saturday 12 – Il Volo – Ancient Theatre

Sunday 13 – Il Volo – Ancient Theatre

 

JULY 2022

Tuesday 12 – Simple Minds – Ancient Theatre

 

AUGUST 2022

Saturday 6 –  Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals – Ancient Theatre

 

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Sting

with special guest Joe Sumner

Ancient THeatre, Monday 27th September 2021 @ 9.30pm

 

 

 

Tickets on ticketmaster, vivaticket and boxol

Cavea – sector 1, central > € 184,00 + fees
Cavea – sector 2, intermediate > € 149,50 + fees
Cavea – sector 3, lateral > € 115,00 + fees

 

 

MORE INFO

www.sting.com

www.facebook.com/sting

www.instagram.com/theofficialsting

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

 

Sangiovanni Summer Tour 2021

Ancient Theatre, Wednesday 15th September 2021 @ 9.30 pm

 

TICKETS on boxol

Stalls (Parterre): € 59,00
Gallery (Sector n. 2): € 59,00
Cavea (Upper circle, central): € 49,00
Cavea (Upper circle, lateral): € 37,60

 

MORE INFO

Twitter: sangiovanni1

www.instagram.com/sangiovanni

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Madame

Ancient Theatre, Tuesday 14th September 2021 @ 9.30 pm

 

Francesca Calearo (born 16 January 2002), known professionally as Madame, is an Italian rapper and singer-songwriter. After signing a recording contract with Sugar Music, she gained popularity in August 2019, when her single “Sciccherie” was shared by Cristiano Ronaldo on his Instagram profile.

After releasing several singles as a lead artist and collaborations with, among others, Marracash, Negramaro, DRD, Ghali, Ensi and producer Chris Nolan, she competed in the 71st Sanremo Music Festival in March 2021. Her entry “Voce”, as well as the single “Il mio amico” recorded with Fabri Fibra, were included in her debut album Madame, released on 19 March 2021.

She is only 19 years old and already gained a double platinum disc (“Voce”), three platinum discs (“Il mio amico”, “Madame” the album and “L’anima” with Marracash) and five golden discs (“Bugie” feat.Rkomi and Carl Brave, “Schiccherie”, “17”, “Baby” e “Defuera”).

 

 

TICKETS on ticketone

Stalls (Parterre): € 59,00
Gallery (Sector n. 2): € 49,00
Cavea (Upper circle – Sector n. 3): € 38,00

 

MORE INFO

www.facebook.com/sonolamadame

www.instagram.com/sonolamadame

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Enrico Brignano

Un’ora sola vi vorrei Tour

Ancient Theatre, Monday 13th September 2021 @ 9.30 pm

 

Enrico Brignano (born 18 May 1966) is an Italian actor, playwright, comedian, presenter and writer.

 

TICKETS on boxol

Stalls (Parterre – Sector n. 1): € 92,00
Gallery (Sector n. 2): € 79,90
Cavea (Upper circle – central): € 59,80
Cavea (Upper circle – intermediate): € 46,00
Cavea (Upper circle – lateral): € 34,50

 

MORE INFO

www.enricobrignano.it

www.facebook.com/EnricoBrignanoPaginaUfficiale

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Ermal Meta

Tribù Urbana Tour

Ancient Theatre, 5th September 2021 @ 9.00 pm

 

Ermal Meta (born 20 April 1981) is an Italian singer, songwriter and composer.

Born in Fier (Albania) and raised in Bari (Puglia – Italy), Meta rose to prominence as one of the lead singers of Ameba 4 and La Fame di Camilla. After becoming a songwriter for several Italian artists, he launched his solo career, releasing two studio albums: Umano (2016) and Vietato morire (2017). The latter peaked at number one in Italy, and was preceded by the single with the same title, which placed third in the main competition of the Sanremo Music Festival 2017, also receiving the “Mia Martini” Critics’ Prize.

In 2018, Meta won the Sanremo Music Festival and went on to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal

 

TICKETS on ticketone

Stalls (Parterre – Sector n. 1): € –
Gallery (Sector n. 2): € –
Cavea (Upper circle – Sector n. 3): € 39,00

 

MORE INFO

www.facebook.com/ermalmetainfo

www.instagram.com/ermalmetamusic

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Mahmood

Ghetto Olimpico Tour 2021

Ancient Theatre, Saturday 4th September 2021 @ 9.30 pm

 

Alessandro Mahmoud (Italian pronunciation: [alesˈsandro maˈmud], Egyptian Arabic: [mæħˈmuːd]; born 12 September 1992), was born in Milan to an Egyptian father and an Italian mother from Sardinia. He is known professionally as Mahmood, is an Italian singer-songwriter. He first came to prominence after competing in the sixth season of the Italian version of The X Factor. In 2019, he won the Sanremo Music Festival with the song “Soldi”, and went on to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, finishing in 2nd place. His debut album, Gioventù bruciata, was released in February 2019 and debuted at number one on the Italian albums chart.

 

TICKETS on ticketone

Stalls (Parterre): € 59,00
Gallery: € 49,00
Upper circle: € 38,00

 

MORE INFO

 

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Belliniana

Odeon Theatre, Friday 3rd September 2021 @ 9.30 pm

 

TICKETS on boxol at € 12,00

Ticket Office in Taormina:

° Fondazione Taormina Arte > Corso Umberto 61 – mobile 0039 391 746 2146
° Tabacchi La 6 > Via Bagnoli Croci 90 – Ph. 0039 0942 23 226

 

MORE INFO

Fondazione Taormina Arte – www.taoarte.it

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

Lo Schiaccianoci 2.0, Reminescence

Ancient Theatre, Thursday 2nd September 2021 @ 9.00 pm

 

With Anbeta Toromani and Alessandro Macario

 

TICKETS on boxol at €12,00

Stalls (Parterre): € 60,00
Gallery (Central): € 55,00
Gallery (Lateral): € 50,00
Cavea (Upper circle, central): € 45,00
Cavea (Upper circle, lateral): € 30,00

Ticket Office in Taormina:
° Fondazione Taormina Arte > Corso Umberto 61 – mobile 0039 391 746 2146
° Tabacchi La 6 > Via Bagnoli Croci 90 – Ph. 0039 0942 23 226

 

MORE INFO

 

 

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta

La Traviata

An opera by Giuseppe Verdi

SICILIA CLASSICA FESTIVAL

Ancient Theatre, Tuesday 31st August 2021 @ 9.30 pm

 

PRODUCTION : Siciliarte Opera Management
DIRECTION: Salvo Dolce
CONDUCTOR: Alessandra Pipitone
ORCHESTRA: Orchestra Filarmonica Della Sicilia
CHORUS: Coro Lirico Mediterraneo
STAGING: Stefania Cotroneo
COSTUMES: Fabrizio Buttiglieri,
LIGHT DESIGNER: Gabriele Circo

 

La Traviata – Sicilia Classica Festival

CAST

Violetta Valery > Maria Francesca MAZZARA
Alfredo Germont > Alberto PROFETA
Giorgio Germont > Francesco VULTAGGIO
Flora Bervoix > Valentina VINTI
Annina > Ester Gabriella VENTURA
Gastone > Francesco CIPRI’
Barone Douphol > Alberto CRAPANZANO
Marchese D’Obigny > Claudio MANNINO
Doctor Grenvil > Davide MARCON
Giuseppe > Luigi MILAZZO
Un Commissario/Un Domestico di Flora > Settimo SCAMARDI

 

TICKETS on vivaticket (registration needed)

Gallery (Sector n. 2): € 66,00
Cavea (Lower circle – lateral): € 49,50
Cavea (Lower circle – central): € 55,00
Cavea (upper circle – lateral): € 38,50
Cavea (Lower circle – central): € 44,00

 

MORE INFO

www.siciliaclassicafestival.it

www.facebook.com/siciliaclassicafestival

 

SYNOPSIS

Place: Paris and its vicinity.
Time: Beginning of the 19th century

Act 1

The salon in Violetta’s house

Scene 1: Party (attrib. Carl d’Unker)
Violetta Valéry, a famed courtesan, throws a lavish party at her Paris salon to celebrate her recovery from an illness. Gastone, a viscount, has brought with him a friend, Alfredo Germont, a young bourgeois from a provincial family who has long adored Violetta from afar. While walking to the salon, Gastone tells Violetta that Alfredo loves her, and that while she was ill, he came to her house every day. Alfredo joins them, admitting the truth of Gastone’s remarks.

Baron Douphol, Violetta’s current lover, waits nearby to escort her to the salon; once there, the Baron is asked to give a toast, but refuses, and the crowd turns to Alfredo, who agrees to sing a brindisi – a drinking song (Alfredo, Violetta, chorus: Libiamo ne’ lieti calici – “Let’s drink from the joyful cups”).

From the next room, the sound of the orchestra is heard and the guests move there to dance. After a series of severe coughs and almost fainting, Violetta begins to feel dizzy and asks her guests to go ahead and to leave her to rest until she recovers. While the guests dance in the next room, Violetta looks at her pale face in her mirror. Alfredo enters and expresses his concern for her fragile health, later declaring his love for her (Alfredo, Violetta: Un dì, felice, eterea – “One day, happy and ethereal”). At first, she rejects him because his love means nothing to her, but there is something about Alfredo that touches her heart. He is about to leave when she gives him a flower, telling him to return it when it has wilted, which will be the very next day.

After the guests leave, Violetta wonders if Alfredo could actually be the one in her life (Violetta: È strano! … Ah, fors’ è lui – “Ah, perhaps he is the one”). But she concludes that she needs freedom to live her life (Violetta, Alfredo: Sempre libera – “Always free”). From off stage, Alfredo’s voice is heard singing about love as he walks down the street.

 

Act 2

Scene 1: Violetta’s country house outside Paris

Three months later, Alfredo and Violetta are living together in a peaceful country house outside Paris. Violetta has fallen in love with Alfredo and she has completely abandoned her former life. Alfredo sings of their happy life together (Alfredo: De’ miei bollenti spiriti / Il giovanile ardore – “The youthful ardor of my ebullient spirits”). Annina, the maid, arrives from Paris, and, when questioned by Alfredo, tells him that she went there to sell the horses, carriages and everything owned by Violetta to support their country lifestyle.

Alfredo is shocked to learn this and leaves for Paris immediately to settle matters himself. Violetta returns home and receives an invitation from her friend, Flora, to a party in Paris that evening. Alfredo’s father, Giorgio Germont, is announced and demands that she break off her relationship with his son for the sake of his family, since he reveals that Violetta’s relationship with Alfredo has threatened his daughter’s engagement (Giorgio: Pura siccome un angelo, Iddio mi diè una figlia – “Pure as an angel, God gave me a daughter”) because of Violetta’s reputation. Meanwhile, he reluctantly becomes impressed by Violetta’s nobility, something which he did not expect from a courtesan. She responds that she cannot end the relationship because she loves him so much, but Giorgio pleads with her for the sake of his family. With growing remorse, she finally agrees (Violetta, Giorgio: Dite alla giovine, sì bella e pura, – “Tell the young girl, so beautiful and pure,”) and says goodbye to Giorgio. In a gesture of gratitude for her kindness and sacrifice, Giorgio kisses her forehead before leaving her weeping alone.

Violetta gives a note to Annina to send to Flora accepting the party invitation and, as she is writing a farewell letter to Alfredo, he enters. She can barely control her sadness and tears; she tells him repeatedly of her unconditional love (Violetta: Amami, Alfredo, amami quant’io t’amo – “Love me, Alfredo, love me as I love you”). Before rushing out and setting off for Paris, she hands the farewell letter to her servant to give to Alfredo.

Soon, the servant brings the letter to Alfredo and, as soon as he has read it, Giorgio returns and attempts to comfort his son, reminding him of his family in Provence (Giorgio: Di Provenza il mar, il suol chi dal cor ti cancellò? – “Who erased the sea, the land of Provence from your heart?”). Alfredo suspects that the Baron is behind his separation with Violetta, and the party invitation, which he finds on the desk, strengthens his suspicions. He decides to confront Violetta at the party. Giorgio tries to stop Alfredo, but he rushes out.

 

Scene 2: Party at Flora’s house

Act 2, scene 2 from Fife Opera’s 2004 production
At the party, the Marquis tells Flora that Violetta and Alfredo have separated, much to the amazement of everyone who had previously seen the happy couple. She calls for the entertainers to perform for the guests (Chorus: Noi siamo zingarelle venute da lontano – “We are gypsy girls who have come from afar”; Di Madride noi siam mattadori – “We are matadors from Madrid”). Gastone and his friends join the matadors and sing (Gastone, chorus, dancers: È Piquillo un bel gagliardo Biscaglino mattador – “Piquillo is a bold and handsome matador from Biscay”).

Violetta arrives with Baron Douphol. They see Alfredo at the gambling table. When he sees them, Alfredo loudly proclaims that he will take Violetta home with him. Feeling annoyed, the Baron goes to the gambling table and joins him in a game. As they bet, Alfredo wins some large sums until Flora announces that supper is ready. Alfredo leaves with handfuls of money.

As everyone is leaving the room, Violetta has asked Alfredo to see her. Fearing that the Baron’s anger will lead him to challenge Alfredo to a duel, she gently asks Alfredo to leave. Alfredo misunderstands her apprehension and demands that she admit that she loves the Baron. In grief, she makes that admission and, furiously, Alfredo calls the guests to witness what he has to say (Questa donna conoscete? – “You know this woman?”). He humiliates and denounces Violetta in front of the guests and then throws his winnings at her feet in payment for her services. She faints onto the floor. The guests reprimand Alfredo: Di donne ignobile insultatore, di qua allontanati, ne desti orror! (“Ignoble insulter of women, go away from here, you fill us with horror!”).

In search of his son, Giorgio enters the hall and, knowing the real significance of the scene, denounces his son’s behavior (Giorgio, Alfredo, Violetta, chorus: Di sprezzo degno sè stesso rende chi pur nell’ira la donna offende. – “A man, who even in anger, offends a woman renders himself deserving of contempt.”).

Flora and the ladies attempt to persuade Violetta to leave the dining room, but Violetta turns to Alfredo: Alfredo, Alfredo, di questo core non-puoi comprendere tutto l’amore… – “Alfredo, Alfredo, you can’t understand all the love in this heart…”.

 

Act 3

Violetta’s bedroom

Dr. Grenvil tells Annina that Violetta will not live long since her tuberculosis has worsened. Alone in her room, Violetta reads a letter from Alfredo’s father telling her that the Baron was only wounded in his duel with Alfredo. He has informed Alfredo of the sacrifice she has made for him and his sister; and he is sending his son to see her as quickly as possible to ask for her forgiveness. But Violetta senses it is too late (Violetta: Addio, del passato bei sogni ridenti – “Farewell, lovely, happy dreams of the past”).

Annina rushes in the room to tell Violetta of Alfredo’s arrival. The lovers are reunited and Alfredo suggests that they leave Paris (Alfredo, Violetta: Parigi, o cara, noi lasceremo – “We will leave Paris, O beloved”).

But it is too late: she knows her time is up (Alfredo, Violetta: Gran Dio!…morir sì giovane – “Great God!…to die so young”). Alfredo’s father enters with the doctor, regretting what he has done. After singing a duet with Alfredo, Violetta suddenly revives, exclaiming that the pain and discomfort have left her. A moment later, she dies in Alfredo’s arms.

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa Ducale – Hotel Villa Carlotta