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Fenomenale
Il Tour

Ancient Theatre, on Saturday 18 August 2018 @ 9.30pm

 

Gianna Nannini, the most loved Italian female rock musicians in Europe, comes back to Taormina.

TICKETS on ticketone.it
Stalls (Parterre): € 80.50
Gallery: € 69,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 57,50
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 39,50

 

BIOGRAPHY
Gianna Nannini (born 1954 in Tuscany) is an Italian female singer-songwriter and pop musician. Among her songs, “Bello e impossibile” (1986) was an international hit in Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.

Personal life
Nannini was born in Siena on 14 June 1954. She is the older sister of former Formula One racing driver Alessandro Nannini. She studied piano and composition in Milan in the late 1970s and obtained a degree in Philosophy from the University of Siena in 1994. The following year she took part in a protest organized by Greenpeace at the French embassy in Rome against the decision of the French government to pursue nuclear experiments at Mururoa. In August 2010, at the age of 54, she announced that she was pregnant. Nannini’s pregnancy was prominently featured on the cover of Vanity Fair, where she was portraited wearing a T-shirt with the inscription ‘God is a Woman’. On 26 November 2010 at 12 AM Nannini’s daughter Penelope Jane Charlotte was born at the Madonnina Clinic in Milan. In 2017, Nannini decided to move in London with her partner, Carla. In her 2017 autobiography, titled Cazzi miei, she revealed she was ready for a civil union with Carla, explaining she felt Italian laws could not give her any warranty about Penelope’s future in case of Nannini’s death.

Musical career
Nannini scored her first domestic hit in 1979 with the single “America” and the album California, which became a success in several European countries. Her international breakthrough happened in 1984 with the release of her sixth album, the Conny Plank-produced Puzzle, who peaked in the top 10 in the Italian, German, Austrian and Swiss charts. The first single from the album, “Fotoromanza”, was supported by a music video directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, and went on to win many musical awards. Nannini embarked on a long European tour to support the album, culminating in a headlining gig at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
In 1986, her song “Bello e impossibile” was a European hit in Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Her 1987 compilation album Maschi e Altri sold over a million copies.
In 2004, she released the greatest hits album Perle, where a number of her most renewed songs were rearrangemed with the support of musicians such as Christian Lohr on piano (who also had a co-producer credit), and a string quartet composed of Vincenzo di Donna (first violin), Luigi de Maio (second violin), Gerardo Morrone (viola) and Antonio di Franca (violoncello). With this orchestra Nannini went on a European tour from 2004 to 2005.
The album Grazie was released in February 2006, and peaked at number one of the Italian hit-parade with the single “Sei nell’anima”.
In April 2007, Nannini released Pia come la canto io, a collection of songs produced by Wil Malone and originally intended for a rock opera based on the medieval Tuscan character Pia de’ Tolomei (briefly mentioned in Dante’s Purgatorio) that would eventually be performed in 2008 after eleven years of gestation.
An acoustic version of her song Meravigliosa Creatura (from Perle) has been used in a 2008 advertisement commercial for the Fiat Bravo directed by Matthias Zentner. Fiat would later include another Gianna Nannini song, “Aria”, in a subsequent Fiat Bravo ad.

Duets
In 1987 she performed with Sting and Jack Bruce the “Three Penny Opera” by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill at the Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. In 1990, she and Edoardo Bennato sang “Un’estate italiana”, the official song of the Football World Cup 1990 composed by Giorgio Moroder. In September 2006, she recorded the single “Ama Credi E Vai” with Andrea Bocelli. Nannini was also featured on Einstürzende Neubauten member Alexander Hacke’s solo album Sanctuary, on the track “Per Sempre Butterfly”. In 2008 she duetted with the Italian rapper Fabri Fibra in his videoclip version of the song “In Italia”. She also sang the song “Aria” with the Macedonian singer Toše Proeski.

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Bello e Impossibile
Fenomenale

TOSCA

by Giacomo Puccini

Thursday August 16th 2018, Ancient Theatre @ 9.00pm

Tuesday August 21st 2018, Ancient Theatre @ 9.00pm

Tosca is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. It premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on 14 January 1900. The work, based on Victorien Sardou’s 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples’s control of Rome threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of Italy. It contains depictions of torture, murder and suicide, as well as some of Puccini’s best-known lyrical arias, and has inspired memorable performances from many of opera’s leading singers. The dramatic force of Tosca and its characters continues to fascinate both performers and audiences, and the work remains one of the most frequently performed operas.

The performance is a production of  Taormina Opera Stars

Director: Bruno Torrisi
Orchestra: Taormina Opera Stars
Orchestra Conductor: Gianna Fratta
Chorus: Taormina Opera Stars
Chorus Conductor: Gaetano Costa
Corps de ballet: Danza Taormina
Stage Manager: Daniele Barbera

 

TICKETS

Thursday August 16th 2018 >>  tickets on boxol.it and ticketone.it

Tuesday August 21st 2018 >> tickets on boxol.it and ticketone.it

Stalls (Parterre): € 105,00
Gallery: € 85,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 60,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 33,00

 

SYNOPSIS

In the church of S Andrea della Valle, the fugitive Angelotti takes refuge in a private chapel. The painter Cavaradossi returns to the canvas he is painting, a picture of Mary Magdalene, influenced by the features of his beloved Tosca and by a woman he has often seen in the church. The sacristan complains of the trouble Cavaradossi gives him. As he leaves, Angelotti emerges from hiding, explaining that he has escaped from imprisonment in the Castel Sant’Angelo. The voice of Tosca is heard and Angelotti hides again. Tosca is jealous of what she thinks may have been an assignation with another woman but agrees to meet her lover after her evening performance. The church fills for a celebration of a supposed victory over Napoleon and Baron Scarpia and his agents seek for signs of Angelotti, suspicion falling on Cavaradossi as a possible accomplice. Scarpia succeeds now in arousing further jealousy in Tosca, who has returned, showing her a fan found in the chapel, belonging, in fact, to Angelotti’s sister. Scarpia orders his men to follow Tosca, when she leaves, as a victory Te Deum is sung. In Scarpia’s apartment the sound is heard of an entertainment being given below for Queen Caroline, dancing and a performance by Tosca. Cavaradossi has been arrested and is interrogated and, when Tosca comes in, tortured in the next room, to elicit information from her. She betrays Angelotti’s hiding-place at the well in the garden of Cavaradossi’s villa. The painter is to be shot at dawn, but can be saved if Tosca will give in to Scarpia’s demands on her. She pretends to agree and when he has signed a safe-conduct she kills him. In the third act, at Castel Sant’Angelo, Cavaradossi prepares for death, as dawn draws near. Tosca is brought in and, left alone with him, explains how there is to be a mock-execution, after which they can escape together. In the event Scarpia has his revenge. His orders did not countermand the execution and Cavaradossi is shot. When Tosca realises that he is dead, she leaps from the battlements to her own death, while Scarpia’s men draw threateningly near, having discovered their master’s body.

Tosca remains a major work in operatic repertoire, although subject to relentlessly hostile criticism on the grounds of the brutal coarseness of its plot. It is, in fact, dramatically convincing, up to the moment of final irony. Cavaradossi is entrusted with his first moving aria in the opening act, Recondita armonia (Secret harmony), when he contrasts the dark-haired beauty of Tosca with the fair- haired stranger he has seen in the church, both combined in his painting. Cavaradossi’s other great aria comes in the third act, as he prepares for death. In E lucevan le stelle (And the stars shone) he regrets his coming execution and parting from Tosca. The rôle of Tosca has a strong dramatic appeal. Her best known aria is Vissi d’arte (I have lived for art), as she despairs at the predicament that Scarpia has posed for her.

(source: www.naxos.com)

 

http://taorminaoperastars.it/eventi/tosca/

 

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Pet Sounds: The Final Performances

Ancient Theatre, Saturday August 11th @ 9.30pm

The co-founder of the American group The Beach Boys comes again on stage to celebrate the 52th anniversary of their most famous album: Pet sounds

Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who co-founded the Beach Boys. After signing with Capitol Records in 1962, Wilson wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the group. In addition to his lifelong struggles with mental illness, Wilson is known for his unorthodox approaches to pop composition and mastery of recording techniques, and he is widely acknowledged as one of the most innovative and significant songwriters of the late 20th century.

His honors include being inducted into the 1988 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and winning Grammy Awards for Brian Wilson Presents Smile (2004) and The Smile Sessions (2011). In lists published by Rolling Stone, Wilson ranked 52 for the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” in 2008 and 12 for the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time in 2015. In 2012, music publication NME ranked Wilson number 8 in its “50 Greatest Producers Ever” list.

The Beach Boys were formed by Brian, his brothers Carl and Dennis, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine.

TICKETS  on ticketone.it and boxol.it
Stalls (Parterre): € 86,25
Gallery: € 74,75
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 63,25
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 51,75

VIP UPGRADE (to add to the ticket price) on ticketone.it
– Greatest Hits Live VIP Meet & Greet Package UPGRADE € 299,00
includes:  Early Entry – Early entry to the merch shopping – Exclusive Soundcheck Experience – Meet & Greet Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin – A photo of you and Brian Wilson, Al Jardine e Blondie Chaplin – A signed copy of the book “I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir” – Commemoratove VIP Pass

– Greatest Hits Live VIP Soundcheck Package UPGRADE € 100,00
includes: Early Entry – Early entry to the merch shopping – Exclusive Soundcheck Experience – Tour Poster of Brian Wilson (not signed) – Brain Wilson Soundcheck Commemorative Laminato

>> VIP upgrades are personal and non-transferable. You need to bring with you an identity card/passport and ticket receipt.
More info:  Warner Music Artist Services vipinfouk@wmgcustomerservice.com.

 

www.brianwilson.com

 

Where to stay

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

recommended by Taormina.it

 

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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 boxol.it and ticketone.it
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”.
(source: www.teresamannino.com/teatro.html)

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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)

TICKETS on ticketone.it
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

recommended by Taormina.it

Since the opening of the first hotel in 1874, Taormina has become one of the world top tourist destinations where visitors can experience a perfect combination of old times charming atmosphere, preservation of history and culture, an elegant and lively way of life to be enjoyed in relaxing walks through the old town pedestrian areas. The tourist has a lot to do and see: top level art performances at the Greek theatre, several painting exhibitions held in local palazzi and churches, fine elegant shopping along the famous “Corso Umberto” with its classical music cafès and pastry shops. Or visiting local art museums, taking naturalistic walks in the surrounding countryside, golfing at the nearby 18-holes green, enjoying the fantastic beaches at easy reach, where the mild Mediterranean climate allows to practise all water sports as swimming, scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing, or just sunbathing for nearly eight months a year and even more. Welcome to Taormina, the ultimate holiday paradise!

 

cibo_nostrum_testatinaCibo Nostrum – 7th edition

Zafferana Etnea and Taormina, May 20th,21st and 22nd 2018

Taormina Street Cooking Fest

Taormina main street, May 21st, from 7.00pm on

 

One event, two locations, three days to savoring the best of food production and national wine. Cibo Nostrum is “The Great Festival of Italian  Cuisine” organized by Italian Chefs Federation in collaboration with Charming Italian Chef, DseFIC and Conpait.taormina-cooking-fest-2017_

More than 22,000 visitors last year have crossed the threshold of Taormina Cooking Fest, giving the possibility to the Italians Chef Federation’s DSE to allocate a substantial donation to the Foundation LIMPE for research on Parkinson’s disease. This year part of the revenues of this seventh edition will be donated also to the Italian Parents’ Movement in favor of the awareness campaign against cyberbullying.

Taormina Cooking Fest is part of Cibo Nostrum, it is an “event in the event” in which it will be possible to taste dishes and ideas of over 150 chefs coming from the entire Italian and international culinary scene, accompanied by the biggest producers of the territory. The Cooking Fest will start on the second day, May 21st at 7.00 pm  along Corso Umberto, giving life to a walk through flavors, aromas and colors, with cooking shows of over 1000 participants cooks, 150 food stations and numerous wine tastings of the most important Sicilian wineries.

Click  here on the following link for the complete program

Here the Official Website

https://cibonostrum.eu/

Where to stay

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

recommended by Taormina.it

 

Italian Opera special events May 2018ITALIAN OPERA TAORMINA – Special Events 2018

San Giorgio Theatre (Via Don Giovanni Bosco), May 5, 12, 19 and 26 2018 @ 9.30pm

€ 20,00 entrance, drink included

Do you love Opera music? Special evenings organised on every saturday of May 2018 by the Italian Opera Taormina management.

The evening will be held in the Cine Teatro ‘San Giorgio’ where you will be offered a drink and can take in an extraordinary panorama view of Taormina.

Saturday 5th May >> Omaggio a Verdi – Homage to Giuseppe Verdi with Graziano D’Urso (barytone) – Elizabetta Zizzo (soprano)

Saturday 12th May >> I Tre Tenori – The Three Tenors with Marco Antonio Pastorelli, Federico Parisi,  Andrea Casablanca

Saturday 19th May >> Le donne di Puccini – The Women of Giacomo Puccini with Silvia di Falco, Martina La Malfa (soprans)

Saturday 26th May >> Italian Film Songs with Carmen Salomone (sopran) and Davide Benigno (tenor)

Tickets on www.italianoperataormina.com

Information and booking: info@italianoperataormina.com – mob. +39  340 6426230

REGULARLY HELD MARKETS

M0nday to Saturday (8.00am – 1.00pm)
Via Don Giovanni Minzoni – Taormina
Small market hall with stands of fruit, meat, fish, cheese and flowers

Every Wednesday (8.00am – 1.00pm)
Via Leonardo Da Vinci and via Wilhelm Von Gloeden – Taormina
eekly market with stands of shoes, clothes, households items, fruit, vegetables and more.

Monday to Saturday (5.00am – 12.00pm)
Behind Piazza Duomo – Catania
Famous fish market located in a pictoresque setting. Fish, meet, cheese and veg presented by enthusiastic market criers. Good restaurants all around.

 

PERMANENT MUSEUMS

Casa del Cinema
Museum that hosts posters and photographs of the film shot in Taormina. It is open every day from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00am to 10.00pm. Free entrance
It hosts the ticket office of the Fondazione Taormina Arte, where it is possible to purchase the tickets for most of the events held at the Ancient Theatre and at the Odeon
Address: Corso Umberto I n. 63 – Mobile: 0039 391 746 2146 – www.facebook.com/casadelcinemataormina

 

 

EVENTS 2019

JANUARY

January 1/8 – Exhibition “Ponti Svelati” – Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

January 1/13 – Exhibition “Obiettivo Sicilia – Volti, Luoghi, Racconti” – Del Carmine Church (Former)

January 1 / September 15 – Exhibition “Antiquitatis Volumina” – Town Library

January 1 – New Year’s Concert by Taormina Plectrum Orchestra – Cathedral @ 7.30pm

January 1 – Living Presepe / Living Nativity Scene – 5.00/9.00pm (Trappitello)

January 2 – New Year’s Celebrations – Ancient Theatre

January 2 – Living Presepe / Living Nativity Scene – 5.00/9.00pm (Trappitello)

January 4 – Living Presepe / Living Nativity Scene – 5.00/9.00pm (Trappitello)

January 5 – Living Presepe / Living Nativity Scene – 5.00/9.00pm (Trappitello)

January 6 – Enrico Lo Verso – Uno Nessuno e Centomila – Congress Hall

January 6 – Living Presepe / Living Nativity Scene – 5.00/9.00pm (Trappitello)

January 17 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

January 23 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

January 30 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

FEBRUARY

February 1 / September 15 – Exhibition “Antiquitatis Volumina” – Town Library

February – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

February 28 – Carnival – Parade of carnival floats – Main street

MARCH

March 1 / September 15 – Exhibition “Antiquitatis Volumina” – Town Library

March 1 – Carnival – Games for kids – Piazza IX aprile

March 2  – Carnival – Parade Games for kids – Piazza IX aprile

March   – Carnival – Parade of carnival floats – Corso Umberto

March 5 – Carnival – Parade of carnival floats – Main street

March 9 / April 8 – Photo Exhibition “Gente che va. Storie di emigrazione” – Ex Del Carmine Church

APRIL

April 1 / September 15 – Exhibition “Antiquitatis Volumina” – Town Library

April 1/8 – Photo Exhibition “Gente che va. Storie di emigrazione” – Ex Del Carmine Church

April 6 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

April 13 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

April 15 / June 15 – Exhib. Arte Sicilia contemporanea di Francesco Messina – Palazzo Ciampoli

April 20 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

April 27 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

April 30 – International Jazz Day

 MAY

May 1 / September 15 – Exhibition “Antiquitatis Volumina” – Town Library

May 1 / June 15 – Exhib. Arte Sicilia contemporanea di Francesco Messina – Palazzo Ciampoli

May 1 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 3 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 4 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 6 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 8 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 10 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 11 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 13 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 15 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 17 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 18 / September 1 – Exhibition “Le Stelle di Taormina” – Casa del Cinema

May 18 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 20 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 22 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 24/26 – Food and Flower Weekend 

May 24 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 25 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 27 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 29 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 31 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

 

JUNE

June 1/15 – Exhib. Arte Sicilia contemporanea di Francesco Messina – Palazzo Ciampoli

June 1 / September 15 – Exhibition “Antiquitatis Volumina” – Town Library

June  1 / September 1 – Exhibition “Le Stelle di Taormina” – Casa del Cinema

June 1 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

June 3 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

June 5 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

June 7 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

June 8 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

June 10 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

June 12 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

June 13- Francesco Renga – Ancient Theatre

June 14 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

June 14 – Francesco De Gregori – Ancient Theatre

June 15 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

June 17 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

June 18 – Earth Wind and Fire – Ancient Theatre

June 19 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

June 21-25 – TAOBUK, the Taormina Book Festival

June 21 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

June 22 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

June 23 – Jethro Tull – Ancient Theatre

June 24 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

June 26 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

June 28 and 29 – Silver Ribbons Awards

June 28 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

June 29 – Silver Ribbons Awards – Ancient Theatre

June 29 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

June 30 /July 6  – Taormina FilmFest- Ancient Theatre and other locations of Taormina

JULY

July 1 / September 15 – Exhibition “Antiquitatis Volumina” – Town Library

July  1 / September 1 – Exhibition “Le Stelle di Taormina” – Casa del Cinema

July 1-6  – Taormina FilmFest- Ancient Theatre and other locations of Taormina

July 1 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

July 3 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

July 5 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

July 6 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

July 8 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

July 10 – Dream Theater – Ancient Theatre

July 10 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

July 11 – America – Ancient Theatre

July 12 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

July 12 – Nick Mason – Ancient Theatre

July 13 – Caetano Veloso – Ancient Theatre

July 13 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

July 13-20 – Taormina Moda

July 15 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

July 17 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

Juy 15 / September 15 – Painting Exhibition by Carmen Oltreanu – Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

July 19 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

July 20 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

July 21 – Nations Awards – Ancient Theatre

July 22 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

July 23 – Il Volo – Ancient Theatre

July 24 – / October 31 – Muscà, exhib. of Sicilian Carts – Ex Del Carmine Church

July 24 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

July 25 – John Legend – Ancient Theatre

July 26 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

July 27 – Pink Floyd Legend – Ancient TheatreCANCELLED

July 27 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

July 28 – Subsonica – Ancient Theatre

July 29 – Opera >> Cavalleria Rustican and Pagliacci – Ancient Theatre

July 29 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

July 30 – Tosca – Ancient Theatre

July 31 – Beatbox > The Beatles Revolution – Ancient TheatreCANCELLED

July 31 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

AUGUST

August 1 / September 1 – Exhibition “Le Stelle di Taormina” – Casa del Cinema

August 1 / September 15 – Exhibition “Antiquitatis Volumina” – Town Library 

August 1 / September 15 – Painting Exhibition by Carmen Oltreanu – Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

August 1 / October 31 – Muscà, exhib. of Sicilian Carts – Ex Del Carmine Church

August 1 – Massimo Ranieri – Ancient Theatre

August 2 – Irama – Ancient Theatre

August 2 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

August 3 – Eros Ramazzotti – Ancient Theatre

August 3 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

August 4 – Eros Ramazzotti – Ancient Theatre

August 5 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

August 6 – Eros Ramazzotti – Ancient Theatre

August 7 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

August 9 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

August 10 – Monica Guerritore @ 5.00am with “Dall’inferno all’Infinito” – Ancient Theatre

August 10 – Alda Merini “The Concert” – Ancient Theatre

August 10 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

August 11 – Viva Verdi e i Vespri Siciliani Ballet – Ancient Theatre

August 12 – Aida – Ancient Theatre

August 12 / September 30 – Exhib. of “Respiro” by Giacomo Rizzo – Ancient Theatre

August 12 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

August 14 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

August 16 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

August 17 – Fiorella Mannoia – Ancient Theatre

August 17 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

August 18 – Night of Dance, song of the Mermaid – Ancient Theatre

August 19 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

August 21 – Carmen – Ancient Theatre

August 21 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

August 23 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

August 24 – Carmen – Ancient Theatre0

August 24 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

August 25 – Concert for Piano and Orchestra – Martha Argerich and Daniel Rivera – Ancient Theatre

August 26 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

August 27 – Antonello Venditti – Ancient Theatre

August 28 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

August 30 – Andrea Bocelli – Ancient Theatre

August 30 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

August 31 – Andrea Bocelli – Ancient Theatre

August 31 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

 

 

SEPTEMBER

September 1 (last day) – Exhibition “Le Stelle di Taormina” – Casa del Cinema

September 1/15 – Exhibition “Antiquitatis Volumina” – Town Library

September 1/15 – Painting Exhibition by Carmen Oltreanu – Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

September 1 / 30 – Exhib. of “Respiro” by Giacomo Rizzo – Ancient Theatre

September 1 / October 31 – Muscà, exhib. of Sicilian Carts – Ex Del Carmine Church

September 1 – Levante – Ancient Theatre – RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 14

September 2 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

September 3 – Turandot – Ancient Theatre

September 4 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

September 6 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

September 7 – GDS Show – Ancient Theatre

September 7 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

September 9 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

September 10 – Le Avventure di Pinocchio – Ancient Theatre

September 10 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

September 11- Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

September 12 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

September 13 – Concert by the Cathedral – Cathedral of Taormina

September 13 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

September 14 – Levante – Ancient Theatre

September 14 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “Gitarren klingen leise durch die Nacht” – Casa del Cinema

September 14 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

September 14 – Taormina International Music Fest – San Giorgio Theatre

September 15 – The Look of the Year – Ancient Theatre

September 15 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “L’altro piatto della bilancia” and “L’immagine meravigliosa” – Casa del Cinema

September 15 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

September 16 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

September 17 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

September 18 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

September 19 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

September 20 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

September 21 – Pio e Amedeo – Ancient Theatre

September 21 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “Agguato sul mare” and “L’avventura” – Casa del Cinema

September 21 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

September 21 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

September 22 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “Le confessioni di una donna” and “Visioni private” – Casa del Cinema

September 22 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

September 23 – Autunno all’Odeon “PUNTI DI VISTA” – Odeon

September 23 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

September 24 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

September 25 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

September 25 – Autunno all’Odeon “CARMEN AVELLONE ‹ VITO GIORDANO QUINTET” – Odeon

September 26 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

September 27 – Autunno all’Odeon “MUSICHE DEL NOSTRO TEMPO” – Odeon

September 27 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

September 28 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “Carne inquieta” and “Un amore di Gide” – Casa del Cinema

September 28 – Autunno all’Odeon “MAURIZO MASTRINI” – Odeon

September 28 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

September 28 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

September 29 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – History of the Fondazione Taormina Arte – Casa del Cinema

September 29 – Autunno all’Odeon “I SOLISTI DI OPERA LABORATORIO” – Odeon

September 29 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

September 30 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

OCTOBER

October 1/31 – Muscà, exhib. of Sicilian Carts – Ex Del Carmine Church

October 1 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

October 2 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

October 3 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

October 4 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “Il Gattopardo” – Casa del Cinema

October 4 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

October 5 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “L’Immagine meravigliosa” and “Gitarren klingen leise durch die Nacht” – Casa del Cinema

October 5 – Autunno all’Odeon “TAORMINA PLECTRUM ORCHESTRA” – Odeon

October 5 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

October 5 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

October 6 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “Agguato sul mare”  and “Carne inquieta” – Casa del Cinema

October 6 – Autunno all’Odeon – “HOMAGE TO FRENCH MUSIC” – Odeon

October 6 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

October 7 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

October 10 – Autunno all’Odeon – “LUCY GARSIA QUINTET” – Odeon

October 10 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

October 9 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

October 11 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “Divorzio all’italiana (Divorce Italian Style)” – Casa del Cinema

October 11 – Autunno all’Odeon – “DANTE IN JAZZ” – Odeon

October 11 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

October 12 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “L’avventura” and “Visioni private” – Casa del Cinema

October 12 – Autunno all’Odeon – “DUO NEW VISIONS” – Odeon

October 12 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

October 12 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

October 13 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “Un amore di Gide”, “Made in Italy” and “Il richiamo del sangue (L’appel du sang)” – Casa del Cinema

October 13 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

October 14 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

October 15 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

October 16 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

October 17 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

October 18 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “Il mondiale in piazza” and “Matrimonio siriano” – Casa del Cinema

October 18 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

October 18 – Autunno all’Odeon – “THE DREAM OF LIFE” – Odeon

October 19 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Presentation of the book “Tu promettilo al vento” and Screening of  “Scharifa” – Casa del Cinema

October 19 – Autunno all’Odeon – “SKILLIE CHARLES ORCHESTRA” – Odeon

October 19 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

October 19 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

October 20 – Autunno all’Odeon – Sicilian Pupptes Show – Odeon

October 20 – Autunno all’Odeon – DANCING KEYS” – Odeon 

October 20 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

October 21 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

October 22 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

October 23 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

October 24 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

October 25 – Taormina meets the Sicilian Photography – A.T. by Laura Tellini

October 25 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “Salvatore Giuliano” – Casa del Cinema

October 25 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

October 26 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “Le confessioni di una donna” and “L’altro piatto della bilancia” – Casa del Cinema

October 26 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

October 26 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

October 27 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “Visioni private” and “L’avventura” – Casa del Cinema

October 27 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

October 28 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

October 29 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

October 30 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

October 31 – Italy in Voice – Nazarena Theatre

NOVEMBER

November 1 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “Stromboli, terra di Dio” – Casa del Cinema

November 2 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “L’immagine meravigliosa” and “Gitarren klingen leise durch die Nacht” – Casa del Cinema

November 1 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

November 2 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

November 3 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “Carne inquieta” and “Agguato sul mare” – Casa del Cinema

November 6 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

November 8 – Taormina meets the Sicilian Photography – Females by Ornella Mazzola

November 8 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “Sedotta e abbandonata (Seduced & Abandoned)” – Casa del Cinema

November 9 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “Un amore di Gide”, “Made in Italy” and “Il richiamo del sangue” – Casa del Cinema

November 10 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “Le confessioni di una donna” and “L’altro piatto della bilancia” – Casa del Cinema

November 13 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

November 15 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “La terra trema (The Earth will Tremble)” – Casa del Cinema

November 20 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

November 16 – Sicily seen by Italian filmakers – Screening of  “Made in Italy” and “Il richiamo del sangue” – Casa del Cinema

November 22 – Taormina meets the Sicilian Photography – Gente di Sicilia by Fia Zappalà

November 27 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

DECEMBER

December 4 / January 15 – Photo Exhibition “Von Gloeden, Taormina e il Mediterraneo” –  ex Del Carmine Church

December 4 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

December 6 – Taormina meets the Sicilian Photography – Skin Tales by Gaetano Belverde

December 11 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

December 13 / January 8 – Art Exhibition “White Noise” – Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

December 13 / April 18 – Icons. Tradition/Contemporariness – ex Church of Sant’Agostino

December 14/28 – Charm of Arts – Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

December 15 – Christmas concert by Kiwanis Club – Church of Santa Caterina

December 15 – Concert by Gabriella Cannavò – Congress Hall

December 16 – Christmas Concert by the students of Taormina – Cathedral

December 18 – Christmas Concert “Taormina In… canto natalizio” – Congress Hall

December 18 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

December 19/23 – Santa Claus Village – Hotel Isabella

December 20/21/22 – Photo Exhibtion “Idda a Muntagna” – Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

December 20 – Christmas Concert by Associazione Mousikè – Cathedral

December 21 – Reading of “Rintocchi” by Charles Dickens – Casa del Cinema

December 21 – Taormina meets the Sicilian Photography – L’Anima dei Pupi by Alessandro Ingoglia

December 21 – Theathrical work – Congress Hall

December 22/27 – Sacred Art of the Normans: fabrics and jewelry – Principe di Spadafora Palace

December 22 – Reading of “Il Natale di Harry” by Steven Berkoff – Casa del Cinema

December 22 – Theathrical work – Congress Hall

December 23 –  Theatrical work “La cantata de li pasturi” – Taormina Congress Hall

December 24 – Lightening of the traditional bonfires by the Cathedral and the Church of Santa Caterina – @10.30pm – Bagpipers playing along the streets

December 25 – Bagpipers playing along the streets in town centre

December 25 – Living Nativity Scene of Mazzeo – Mazzeo

December 26 – Italian Opera Taormina “Gran Galà” – San Giorgio Theatre

December 26 – Fantasie di Natale (Christmas silent films) – Casa del Cinema

December 26 – Christmas Concert by the Little Chorus Don Bosco of Taormina – Cathedral

December 26 – Living Nativity Scene of Trappitello – Trappitello

December 27 – Alligrativi Pastura! – Odeon

December 27 – Opera Concert by C. Elisa Moschella – Cathedral

December 28 – Living Nativity Scene of Trappitello – Trappitello

December 28 – Alligrativi Pastura! – Odeon

December 28 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

December 28 – Christmas concert “Natale… e dintorni” – Church of Santa Caterina

December 28 – Storie di Natale per il signor Auster – Casa del Cinema

December 28 – Theathrical performance. BAZ in “La verità rende Single” – Congress Hall

December 29 – Living Nativity Scene of Mazzeo – Mazzeo

December 29 – Living Nativity Scene of  Trappitello – Trappitello

December 29 – Theathrical performance “C’era una volta Giardini” – Congress Hall

December 29 – Storie di Natale per il signor Auster – Casa del Cinema

December 29 – Christmas Concert by Orchestra Mandolinistica Gioviale – Cathedral

December 30 – Living Nativity Scene of Trappitello – Trappitello

December 30 – Le confessioni di una donna – Casa del Cinema

December 30 – Christmas concert “Canti e melodie natalizie” – Cathedral @7.30pm

December 30 – Italian Opera Taormina “Gran Galà” – San Giorgio Theatre

December 30 – Jazz Concert – Congress Hall @9.00pm

December 31 – New Year’s eve Concert – Ancient Theatre

 

 

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