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

>> 25th July / 5th November – Exhibition bu Umberto Mastroianni – Archaeological Area of Naxos and Isola Bella

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

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

Tuesday 24 – Taormina Plectrum Orchestra – Public Gardens

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

September 4-23 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Casta Diva – Casa del Cinema

Saturday 4 – Mahmood – Ancient Theatre

Sunday 5 – Ermal Meta – Ancient Theatre

Sunday 5 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Casta Diva – Casa del Cinema

Monday 6 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > projection of “Norma” – Odeon Theatre

Tuesday 7- Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > projection of “La Straniera” – Odeon Theatre

Wednesday 8 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > projection of “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” – Odeon Theatre

Thursday 9 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > projection of “La Sonnambula” – Odeon Theatre

Saturday 11- Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > projection of “Beatrice di Tenda” – Odeon Theatre

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

Sunday 12 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > projection of “I Puritani” – Odeon Theatre

Monday 13 – Enrico Brignano – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 14 – Madame – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 14 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Callas Forever – Odeon Theatre

Wednesday 15 – Sangiovanni – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 15 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > La Sonnambula – Odeon Theatre

Thursday 16 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Casta Diva – Odeon Theatre

Friday 17 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Casa Ricordi – Odeon Theatre

Saturday 18 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Fitzcarraldo – Odeon Theatre

Sunday 19 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Maria by Callas – Odeon Theatre

Monday 20 – Zucchero “Sugar” Fornaciari – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 21 – Zucchero “Sugar” Fornaciari – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 21 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Casta Diva – Casa del Cinema, 6.30 pm

Tuesday 21 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > The Divine Spark – Casa del Cinema, 8.30 pm

Wednesday 22 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Norma (1911 and 2005)

Thursday 23 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Marathon Casta Diva – Casa del Cinema, from 5.30 pm on

Friday 24 – Taormina Plectrum Orchestra – Public Gardens @7.00 pm. Fee entrance, green pass required

Friday 26 – Alberto Urso – Ancient Theatre > postponed to 2022

Monday 27 – Sting – Ancient Theatre

 

OCTOBER

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

Saturday 2 – Cassandra, Ilio in Fiamme – Ancient Theatre to be confirmed

 

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

 

SEPTEMBER 2022

Thursday 1 – Louis Tomlinson – 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

 

Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari

Ancient Theatre, Tuesday 21st September 2021 @ 9.30 PM

 

Adelmo Fornaciari (born 25 September 1955), more commonly known by his stage name Zucchero Fornaciari or simply Zucchero, is an Italian singer-songwriter and musician. His stage name is the Italian word for “sugar”, as his teacher used to call him. His music is largely inspired by gospel, soul, blues and rock music, and alternates between Italian ballads and more rhythmic R&B-boogie-like pieces. He is credited as the “father of Italian blues”, introducing blues to the big stage in Italy. He is one of the few European blues artists who still enjoys great international success.

In his career, spanning more than three decades, Fornaciari has sold over 60 million records around the world, and internationally his most successful singles are “Diamante”, “Il Volo/My Love”, “Baila (Sexy Thing)/Baila morena”, and the duet “Senza una donna” with Paul Young. He has won numerous awards, including four Festivalbar, nine Wind Music Awards, two World Music Awards (1993, 1996), six IFPI Europe Platinum Awards, and a Grammy Award nomination. He has collaborated and performed with many famous artists, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brian May, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, B. B. King, Sting, Bono, Dolores O’Riordan, Paul Young, Peter Gabriel, Luciano Pavarotti, and Andrea Bocelli.

 

TICKETS on ticketone

Stalls (Parterre): € 115,00
Gallery: € 104,00
Cavea (Upper circle, central): € 92,00
Cavea (Upper circle, mediaum lateral): € 81,00
Cavea (Upper circle, lateral): € 69,00

 

MORE INFO

www.zucchero.it/eng

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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

Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari

Ancient Theatre, Monday 20th September 2021 @ 9.30 PM

 

Adelmo Fornaciari (born 25 September 1955), more commonly known by his stage name Zucchero Fornaciari or simply Zucchero, is an Italian singer-songwriter and musician. His stage name is the Italian word for “sugar”, as his teacher used to call him. His music is largely inspired by gospel, soul, blues and rock music, and alternates between Italian ballads and more rhythmic R&B-boogie-like pieces. He is credited as the “father of Italian blues”, introducing blues to the big stage in Italy. He is one of the few European blues artists who still enjoys great international success.

In his career, spanning more than three decades, Fornaciari has sold over 60 million records around the world, and internationally his most successful singles are “Diamante”, “Il Volo/My Love”, “Baila (Sexy Thing)/Baila morena”, and the duet “Senza una donna” with Paul Young. He has won numerous awards, including four Festivalbar, nine Wind Music Awards, two World Music Awards (1993, 1996), six IFPI Europe Platinum Awards, and a Grammy Award nomination. He has collaborated and performed with many famous artists, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brian May, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, B. B. King, Sting, Bono, Dolores O’Riordan, Paul Young, Peter Gabriel, Luciano Pavarotti, and Andrea Bocelli.

 

TICKETS on ticketone and boxol

Stalls (Parterre): € 115,00
Gallery: € 104,00
Cavea (Upper circle, central): € 92,00
Cavea (Upper circle, mediaum lateral): € 81,00
Cavea (Upper circle, lateral): € 69,00

 

MORE INFO

www.zucchero.it/eng

 

 

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

Film Festival “Dolente Immagine”

A cycle of screenings dedicated to Vincenzo Bellini, the great Sicilian composer who lived in the early 1800s

Odeon Theatre (Via Teatrino Greco) and Casa del Cinema (Corso Umberto 61), September 4-23, 2021

 

FREE ENTRANCE but registration needed at
http://reg.spendingvbk.it/ProgrammaBellini.html
– QRcode on the manifesto
– Mobile/WhatsApp 0039 3917462146 (10.00am-1.00pm and 5.00-8.00pm)

GREEN PASS REQUIRED

 

Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” 2021

CASA DEL CINEMA

Corso Umberto n. 61 – Opening hours: 10.00 am – 8.00 pm
Permanent exhibition “Dolente Immagine” till October 31st 2021
Video: https://www.facebook.com/fondazionetaorminartesicilia/videos/541505000413191 

 

CASA DEL CINEMA, 8.30 pm – The films

Saturday 4
Casta Diva (ITA, 1954 – 98′) by Carmine Gallone, with Antonella Lualdi, Nadia Grey and Maurice Ronet

Sunday 5
Casta Diva (ITA, 1935 – 95′) by Carmine Gallone, with Martha Eggerth, Sandro Palmieri

 

ODEON THEATRE, 8.30 pm – Operas at the Cinema

Monday 6 > Projection of “Norma
Opera in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini. Recorded at the Teatro Massimo “Vincenzo Bellini” of Catania in 2005

Tuesday 7 > Projection of “La Straniera
Opera in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini. Recorded t the Teatro Massimo “Vincenzo Bellini” of Catania in 2017.
Direction: Andrea Cigni, Maestro: Sebastiano Rolli
More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_straniera

Wednesday 8 > Projection of “I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Thursday 9 > Projection of “La Sonnambula

Saturday 11 > projection of “Beatrice di Tenda

Sunday 12 > projection of “I Puritani

 

ODEON THEATRE, 6.30 pm – The films

Tuesday 14
Callas Forever (ITA 2002, 111′) by Franco Zefirelli, with Fanny Ardant, Jeromy Irons
A 2002 biographical film, an homage to Zeffirelli’s friend, internationally acclaimed opera diva Maria Callas, whom he directed on stage in Norma, La traviata, and Tosca. It was his last film before his death in 2019.
More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callas_Forever

Wednesday 15
La Sonnambula (ITA 1952, 85′) by Cesare Barlacchi, with Gino Sirimberghi, Franca Tamantini

Thursday 16
Casta Diva (ITA, 1954 – 98′) by Carmine Gallone, with Antonella Lualdi, Nadia Grey and Maurice Ronet

Friday 15
Casa Ricordi (ITA 1954, 11a’) by Carmine Gallone with Paola Stoppa, Maurice Ronet, Fosco Giachetti
The story of the family Ricordi

Saturday 18
Fitzcarraldo (GER 1982, 158′) by Werner Herzog, with Klaus Kinsky, Claudia Cardinale
The story of Brian Sweeney Fitgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of the Amazon rainforest.
More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitzcarraldo

Sunday 19
Maria by Callas (FRA 2017, 113′) by Tom Volf. A documentary with Maria Callas
A documentary film about the life and career of opera singer Maria Callas. Told through performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs—nearly all of which have never been shown to the public—the film reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become a glamorous international superstar and one of the greatest artists of all time. Her letters and unpublished memoirs are read by opera singer Joyce DiDonato.

 

CASA DEL CINEMA

Tuesday 21, 6.30 pm
Casta Diva (ITA, 1935 – 95′) by Carmine Gallone, with Martha Eggerth, Sandro Palmieri

Tuesday 21, 8.30 pm
The Divine Spark (UK 1935, 95′) by Carmine Gallone, with Martha Eggerth, Philip Holmes. Original version

Wednesday 22, 8.30 pm
Norma (ITA 1911, 11′)

followed by

Norma (ITA 2005, 120′) by Boris Airapetian, with Hasmik Papian, Gegam Grigorian

Thursday 23, 5.00 pm
5.00 pm > Vincenzo Bellini in the film history. Meeting with Franco La Magna
6.00 pm > Norma (ITA 1911, 11′)
6.30 pm > Casta Diva (ITA, 1935 – 95′) by Carmine Gallone, with Martha Eggerth, Sandro Palmieri
8.30 pm > The Divine Spark (UK 1935, 95′) by Carmine Gallone, with Martha Eggerth, Philip Holmes. Original version
10.30 pm > Casta Diva (ITA, 1954 – 98′) by Carmine Gallone, with Antonella Lualdi, Nadia Grey and Maurice Ronet

 

MORE INFO
Vincenzo Bellini (Catania 1801 – Puteaux 1835)
Fondazione Taormina Arte > www.taormina-arte.com – www.facebook.com/fondazionetaorminartesicilia

 

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