Taormina events

Taormina Plactrim Orchestra

Parco Trevelyan (public gardens of Tormina),Tuesday 23rd August 2021 @ 9.00 pm

Free entrance.

 

The Plectrum Orchestra of Taormina was founded in the early 1900. It consists of over twenty musicians playing mandolins, mandolas, guitars and contrabasses.

Antonio Pellitteri will conduct the Orchestra as usual.

 

MORE INFO

www.orchestraaplettro.com

www.facebook.com/orchestraaplettrocittaditaormina

 

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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

 

Mario Biondi

“Dare” Tour

Ancient Theatre, Sunday 22nd August 2021 @ 9.30 pm

 

Mario Biondi (born on 28 January 1971) is an Italian singer known for his deep and warm voice that recalls the great interpreters of soul and rhythm and blues music.

Born in Catania (Sicily-Italy), the son of a popular song singer, during his youth sang in various small choirs. Years after he accompanied Franco Califano, Peppino Di Capri, Fred Bongusto, Rosario Fiorello and others on their Concert tours. After a long series of participations with Italian and international artists and a small production of disco music, during 2006 he achieved success with the album Handful of Soul.

 

“DARE”
The “Dare” project consists of a total of 16 tracks: 10 original songs, 2 remixes and 4 reinterpretations of great international hits such as “Strangers in the Night”, made famous by Frank Sinatra, “Cantaloupe Island” by Herbie Hancock, Eddie Jefferson’s “Jeannine” and “Someday We’ll All Be Free”, a jazz reinterpretation of Donny Hathaway’s soul anthem.

The digital version of the album contains “Show Some Compassion”, a song recorded with many colleagues during the lockdown in support of the redevelopment project of the Messina slum area (Sicily) promoted by the A.ris.mè association, and the two remixes of “ Cantaloupe Island ”by DJ Meme and Piparo.

The cover, created by Paolo De Francesco, portrays Mario with behind him the famous “winged” mural by Colette Miller, a visual artist and performer author of the “Angel Wings” project.

 

TICKETS on ticketone and boxol

Stalls (Parterre – Sector n. 1): € 69,00
Gallery (Sector n. 2): € 69,00
Cavea (Upper circle – Sector n. 3): € 57,50

 

MORE INFO

www.mariobiondi.it
www.facebook.com/mariobiondiufficiale
www.instagram.com/mariobiondiofficial

 

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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

 

Gianna Nannini

“La Differenza” Tour

Ancient Theatre, Saturday 21st August 2021 @ 9.30 pm

 

Gianna Nannini (born 14 June 1954) is the most famous Italian rock singer-songwriter. Her most notable songs include “America” (1979), “Fotoromanza” (1984) and “Bello e impossibile” (1986), the latter an international hit in Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
When she performs you can be sure that everyone will sing along her.

 

TICKETS on ticketone

Stalls (Parterre – Sector n. 1): 92,00
Gallery (Sector n. 2): € 79,90
Cavea (Upper circle – Sector n. 3): € 69,00

 

MORE INFO

www.giannanannini.com/en/

www.facebook.com/giannanannini

www.instagram.com/officialnannini

 

 

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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

FESTIVAL LIRICO DEI TEATRI DI PIETRA – ED. 2021

Ancient Theatre, Friday 20th August 2021 @ 9.30 pm

Cavalleria Rusticana

An opera by Pietro Mascagni

Filippo Arlia Maestro

 

AND

Dodici Anni dopo

Cavalleria’s Sequel

freely inspired by the drama written by Giovanni Grasso in 1917

music by Mario Menicagli
libretto by Lido Pacciardi adn Mario Menicagli
maestro Mario Menicagli

Francesco Costa chorus leader
Pierfrancesco Maestrini direction
Orchestra Filarmonica della Calabria
Coro Lirico Siciliano

 

Cavalleria Rusticana is an opera in one act by Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945) to an Italian libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, adapted from a play written by Giovanni Verga based on his short story. It is the first and best known Mascagni’s works. Its success has been phenomenal from its first performance in the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on May 17, 1890 until the present day. At the time of Mascagni’s death in 1945, the opera had been performed more than 14,000 times in Italy alone.

“The Teatro Illustrato invites young Italian musicians to participate in a new competition for a one-act opera.” In 1888, the publisher Sonzogno launched its second competition for young Italian composers. The winner was Pietro Mascagni with Cavalleria Rusticana, and so it was that this story of an honour killing in a Sicilian village in the late nineteenth century, from a short story of the same name by Verga, entered the operatic canon. Owing to the intense dramatic power of the score and libretto, the opera quickly became recognised as a manifesto of Italian verism.
(Source: symphonyspace.org)

 

TICKETS on ticketone and boxol

Gallery (central): € 122,00
Gallery (central): € 67,00/€72,00
Cavea (Lower circle – lateral): € 37,00/€ 42,00
Cavea (Lower circle – central): € n.a.
Cavea (upper circle – lateral): € 32,00/€ 27,00

 

MORE INFO

+39 351 546 0236 (Ph. and WhatsApp)

 

Synopsis

Place: A 19th-century Sicilian village
Time: Easter morning
Before the action takes place the young villager Turiddu returned from military service to find out that his fiancée Lola had married the carter Alfio while he was away. In revenge, Turiddu seduced Santuzza, a young woman in the village. As the opera begins, Lola, overcome by her jealousy of Santuzza, has begun an adulterous affair with Turiddu.

The main square of the village

Offstage, Turiddu is heard singing a siciliana, “O Lola c’hai di latti la cammisa” (“O Lola! like the snow, pure in thy whiteness!”). To one side is the church; to the other is Lucia’s wine shop and the house where she lives with her son, Turiddu. The villagers move about the square, singing of the beautiful spring day, “Gli aranci olezzano sui verdi margini” (“The air is sweet with orange blossoms”) and a hymn to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Some villagers enter the church, and others wander off still singing.

Santuzza, having slept with Turiddu and suspecting that he has betrayed her for Lola, is distraught and approaches Lucia as she comes out of her house. Santuzza asks for Turiddu, but Lucia replies that he has gone to another town to fetch some wine. Santuzza tells her that he was seen during the night in the village. Lucia asks her inside to talk, but just at that moment Alfio arrives on his wagon, accompanied by the villagers. He praises the joys of a teamster’s life and the beauty of Lola his bride. Alfio asks Lucia for some of her fine old wine. She tells him it has run out and Turiddu has gone away to buy more. Alfio replies that he had seen Turiddu early that morning near his cottage. Lucia starts to express surprise, but Santuzza stops her.

Alfio leaves. The choir inside the church is heard singing the Regina Coeli. Outside, the villagers sing an Easter Hymn, “Inneggiamo, il Signor non è morto” (“We rejoice that our Saviour is living!”) joined by Santuzza. The villagers enter the church, while Santuzza and Lucia remain outside. Lucia asks Santuzza why she signalled her to remain silent when Alfio said that he had seen Turiddu that morning. Santuzza exclaims, “Voi lo sapete” (“You well know”) and tells Lucia the story of her seduction by Turiddu and his affair with Lola. Lucia pities Santuzza, who feels dishonored, having been seduced by Turiddu only to be abandoned by him for his old flame, Lola. Santuzza feels she cannot enter the church, but begs Lucia to go inside herself and pray for Santuzza who stays behind to try to plead with Turiddu to leave Lola and return to her.

Santuzza pleads with Turiddu that he not go to meet with Lola again.
Turiddu arrives. Santuzza upbraids him for pretending to have gone away, when he was actually seeing Lola. Lola enters the square singing. She mocks Santuzza and goes inside the church. Turiddu turns to follow Lola, but Santuzza begs him to stay. Turiddu pushes her away. She clings to him. He loosens her hands, throws her to the ground, and enters the church. Alfio arrives looking for Lola. Santuzza tells him that his wife has betrayed him with Turiddu. Alfio swears to take vendetta (revenge) which causes Santuzza to repent for having disclosed the affair and begs Alfio to stop, but to no avail.

Turiddu bites Alfio’s ear
The villagers come out of the church. Turiddu is in high spirits because he is with Lola and Santuzza appears to have gone. He invites his friends to his mother’s wine shop where he sings a drinking song, “Viva, il vino spumeggiante” (“Hail to the bubbling wine!”). Alfio joins them. Turiddu offers him wine, but he refuses it. All understand that trouble is in the air. The women leave, taking Lola with them. In a brief exchange of words, Alfio challenges Turiddu to a duel. Following Sicilian custom, the two men embrace, and Turiddu, in a token of acceptance, bites Alfio’s ear, drawing blood which signifies a fight to the death. Alfio leaves and Turiddu calls Lucia back. He tells her that he is going outside to get some air and asks that she be a kindly mother to Santuzza if he should not return: “Un bacio, mamma! Un altro bacio!—Addio!” (“One kiss, mother! One more kiss! – Farewell!”).

Turiddu rushes out. Lucia, weeping, wanders aimlessly around outside her house. Santuzza approaches and throws her arms around her. The villagers start to crowd around. Voices are heard in the distance and a woman cries, “They have murdered Turiddu!” Santuzza faints and Lucia collapses in the arms of the women villagers.

 

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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

Ensamble Accademia Erard

Odeon Theatre, Monday 2nd August 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

 

 

La Traviata and La Boheme Recital

Verdi vs Puccini

Tribute to Giuseppe Di Stefano
Festival dei Teatri di Pietra – Ed. 2021

Ancient Theatre, Thursday 19th, 2021 @ 9.30 pm

 

 

The most famous arias of the two greatest composers of the opera tradition: Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini.

Suites from La Traviata, Rigoletto, Aida, Il Trovatore, La Boheme, Turandot, Tosca and others

 

 

TICKETS on ticketone

Gallery: € 47,00/62,00
Cavea (Upper circle – Sector n. 3): € 17,00/32,00

 

MORE INFO

+39 351 546 0236 (Ph. and WhatsApp)

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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

 

Al Passo coi Templi – Il Risveglio Degli Dei

Dawn at the Ancient Theatre of Taormina

Ancient Theatre, Wednesday 18th August 2021 @ 5.00 am!!

 

The Awakening of the Gods by and with Marco Savatteri (direction and music)

Produced by Casa del Musical and Fondazione Taormina Arte

 

Cast
Antonella Anastasi, Matteo Bertolotti, Annalisa Bono, Gloria Cacciatore, Gerlando Chianetta, Dario Coco, Claudia D’Agostino, Martina Di Caro, Annamaria Di Nolfo, Gabriel Glorioso, Licia Gueli, Francesca Licari, Gianleo Licata, Chiara Lo Faso, Ernesto Marciante, Chiara Peritore, Miriana Presti, Turi Scandura, Sabrina Spampinato, Sofia Torromacco, Vincenzo Vanadia

Chorus
Marcello Arcuri, Fabio Arena, Giada Bonomo, Giuliana Collea, Francesco Di Maida, Giorgia Gallo, Gaia Limblici, Alessandra Lupo, Giorgia Monreale, Beatrice Palumbo, Aurora Principato, Angelica Ribisi, Giulia Rizzuto, Mario Sinatra, Valeria Vassallo, Victoria Vassallo, Gloria Vilardo

and with the participation of Rossana Potenza and Silvio Laviano.

Direction: Marco Savatteri
Drama, Libretto and music: Marco Savatteri
Costumes e Accessories: Valentina Pollicino
Staging and Assistant Director: Gabriel Glorioso
Choral Arrangements: Ernesto Marciante
Orchestrations: Enrico M.R. Fallea
Stage Combat/ Fire Choreography: Turi Scandura
Stage manager: Sofia Cacciatore
Light & Sound Design: Pro Studios Vassallo – Christian Vassallo
Scenografia: Barbara Spallitta
Project Manager: Margherita Orlando
Production Management: Dino Mallia
Photo Credit: Elis Gjorretaj
Graphic Designer: Emmanuele D’Urso
Press Officer: Gioia Sgarlata

 

TICKETS on boxol

Stalls / Gallery: € 15,00
Cavea (Upper circle): € 10,00

Ticket Office in Taormina:
° Casa del Cinema > Corso Umberto 61 – mobile 0039 391 746 2146

 

MORE INFO

Fondazione Taormina Arte – www.taoarte.it

 www.facebook.com/casadelmusical – www.instagram.com/casadelmusical

 

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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

Musa e Getta

Odeon Theatre, Tuesday 17th August 2021 @ 9.30 pm

 

Sixteen writers for sixteen unforgettable (but sometimes forgotten) women, by Arianna Ninchi and Silvia Siravo. In the Italian language.

 

TICKETS on boxol.it 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

Nel Ventre

Odeon Theatre, Friday 6th August 2020 @ 9.30 pm

 

Theatre play by Sergio Claudio Perroni with Stefano Panzeri.
Direction: Andrea Paolucci

 

Dramaturgical reduction of a novel by Sergio Claudio Perroni, with Stefano Panzeri, directed by Panzeri himself and Andrea Paolucci, a production by the Teatro dell’Argine.
A unique show that tells the story of a wait: Ulysses, Epeus (creator of the Trojan Horse), Neoptolemy (son of Achilles) and a handful of soldiers are hidden inside the horse outside the walls of Troy.

It is the last chapter of a very long war. The last Achaeans are inside the Horse, their companions have left the beach, the Trojans have seen them leave from behind the walls. What if the Trojans won’t accept that gift to the goddess Athena, will they burn it, throw it off a cliff? and if the trap prepared for Troy will become a trap for the Achaeans? The horse has no openings except the one that looks towards the sea, it is impossible to know what happens outside, … waiting, fear, doubt … a time-marking candle to know when it is necessary to get out of the trap door, and the rest is just waiting and silence.

 

TICKETS on boxol.it at €12,00

Ticket Office in Taormina:

° Casa del Cinema > Corso Umberto 61 – mobile 0039 391 746 2146

 

MORE INFO

Fondazione Taormina Arte – www.taoarte.it

 

WHERE TO STAY

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

Le favole di Oscar Wilde

with Gabriele La Via

Ancient Theatre, Monday 16th 2021 @ 9.30 pm

 

Gabriele Lavia (ph Filippo Manzini)

Gabriele Lavia – a great master of the Italian theatre –  reads (in Italian) the fables of Oscar Wilde to an audience that has been away from the theaters perhaps too long.

Lavia wisely invites the audience to abandon themselves to fantastic stories which frequently allude to the contradictions of a morality that too often rules our life.

 

TICKETS on boxol.it

Stalls and Gallery: € 20,00
Cavea (Upper circle): € 10,00

 

MORE INFO

Gabriele Lavia (born 10 October 1942) is an Italian actor, film director and theatre director.

Lavia was born in Milan, Lombardy. Since 1970 he has had roles in nearly thirty films and television programs. He is known for his appearances in several horror films, including Beyond the Door (1974), Dario Argento’s Deep Red (1975), Inferno (1980), and Sleepless (2001), and Pupi Avati’s Zeder (1983).

In Italy, Lavia has had a long career as a theatrical actor and director. He was the artistic co-director of the Teatro Eliseo of Rome (from 1980 to 1987), artistic director of the Teatro Stabile of Turin (from 1997 to the 2000) and artistic director of the Taormina Film Fest (in 1993).

He has directed six films, most of which he has written or co-written, including Il Principe di Homburg (1983), based on Heinrich von Kleist’s play Prinz Friedrich von Homburg, for which he won the Nastro d’Argento Best New Director Award, and Sensi (U.S. title: Evil Senses) (1986), an erotic thriller with Monica Guerritore, his wife at the time.

 

WHERE TO STAY

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