Teresa Valéry

by Teresa Mannino

Teresa Mannino (born 1970) is an Italian comedian, actress and TV presenter. Born in Palermo, Mannino graduated in philosophy and then she moved to Milan, where she enrolled in the Teatro Carcano European Drama School. After several other courses and workshops, she became a stand-up comedian and began appearing in the Canale 5 variety show Zelig. Mannino is active on stage, in films and in many TV commercials.

Teresa Valéry is a passionate and funny read of one of the most famous Italian opera: La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, in which the female character is Violetta Valéry.
“We Italians invented the Opera but its comprehension and fruition is difficult, especially for young people” Mannino said.
Teresa Valéry is a theatre play meant for everybody, a perfect first approach to opera.

Design and Direction: Alberto Cavallotti
Arranger and Conductor: Alberto Maniaci
with opera singers and the Orchestra of the Teatro Massimo of Palermo
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra of the Teatro Massimo of Palermo
Main actors: Teresa Mannino, Luca Canonici, Maria Francesca Mazzara e Francesco Vultaggio.

TICKETS on and
Stalls (Parterre): € 53,00
Gallery: € 44,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 36,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 27,50

Italian description of the event

Il grande amore di Violetta e Alfredo, raccontato da Teresa Mannino, in una rilettura inedita di un grande classico della tradizione lirica italiana.
Sul palco, insieme a lei, l’orchestra di cinquanta elementi del Teatro Massimo di Palermo, diretta dal Maestro Alberto Maniaci con i tre cantanti, Francesca Mazzara, Luca Canonici e Francesco Vultaggio, che interpretano i passi più famosi delle canzoni de la Traviata, interpuntando e arricchendo il racconto e il commento.
Un esperimento, con la regia di Alberto Cavallotti, che nasce da un grande amore per la lirica: “Noi italiani abbiamo inventato l’opera, ma la sua fruizione immediata è difficile, soprattutto per i ragazzi – afferma Teresa Mannino – Basta però vincere la pigrizia, saperne un poco di più per appassionarsi. La Traviata è tra le opere più eseguite in tutto il mondo e rappresenta l’Italia nei suoi aspetti più classici: il bel canto e la passione. Ma la vera protagonista dell’opera è la critica alla morale borghese e al perbenismo. Questo rende quest’opera, anticonformista per l’epoca e tuttora attualissima, potentissima”.
Nel racconto uno spazio dedicato anche alla figura di Giuseppe Verdi, troppo spesso accomunato, secondo Teresa Mannino, all’immagine del “vecchietto con la barba stampato sulla banconota da 1000 Lire. Giuseppe Verdi fu un giovane passionale e trasgressivo, un uomo che amava andare controcorrente, molto amato anche dai suoi contemporanei”.


Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Stranded on the Earth World Tour

Noel Gallagher, Ancient Theatre, June 19th 2018 @ 9.45pm

Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born 29 May 1967) is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the English rock band Oasis which he left in 2009.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are an English rock band formed in 2010 as the solo moniker of former Oasis lead guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher. The touring band consists of former Oasis guitarist Gem Archer, former Oasis session pianist Mike Rowe, former Oasis drummer Chris Sharrock, and The Zutons bassist Russell Pritchard.
The band has also had a variety of guests contribute to their albums such as the Crouch End Festival Chorus, Amorphous Androgynous and Johnny Marr.

Since his departure from Oasis in August 2009, many speculated that Noel Gallagher might record a solo album. In July 2011, he held a press conference to confirm that this was the case, after denying rumours from his brother Liam Gallagher that he had already heard the tracks featured on it. Later that year, Noel Gallagher released the project’s self-titled debut album. Several singles from the album were released, including “The Death of You and Me”, “If I Had a Gun…”, “AKA… What a Life!”, “Dream On” and “Everybody’s on the Run”. In 2015, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds released their second album, Chasing Yesterday. Their third, Who Built the Moon?, followed in November 2017.
(source: Wikipedia – Noel Gallagher)

Stalls (Parterre): € 135,00
Gallery (central): € 135,00
Gallery (lateral): € 100,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 85,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 55,00

Where to stay

Hotel Villa Carlotta Hotel Villa Ducale Hotel Villa Schuler Hotel La Pensione Svizzera

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Food-and-JazzFood and Jazz Day

International Jazz Day

Taormina town centre on Monday 30th April 2018. from 10.00am on

A perfect combination of food and music.

Jazz bands will perform in the main squares of Town and many restaurants and café will create special dish and cocktails inspired by giants of Jazz like Diana Krall, Nick la Rocca, Louis Armstrong and some Italian great jazz players like Francesco Cafiso and Dino Rubino.

On Monday 30th April, come and have a walk and something to eat in Town. Enjoy the music that will spread in the air: from 11.o0am to 10,30pm many jazz groups will play simultaneously in the squares and streets of town.

Here are the jazz bands that will play: Rino Cirinnà 4et, Giuseppe Asero 4et, Jank, 3 Brothers Gang, Jank, Sea Connection Trio, Alibrandi & Toscano duo, Size 46 street band, Emanuele Privitera 4et, Orazio Maugeri 4et, Adrien Marco 4et.



In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.
International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication. Each year on April 30, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity; eradicating discrimination; promoting freedom of expression; fostering gender equality; and reinforcing the role of youth in enacting social change.

As soon as you arrive , you will feel the magical, mythical atmosphere spread all around which has enchanted visitors from all over the world for years and years.