ICONE Tradizione/Contemporaneità

ex Church of Sant’Agostino in piazza IX aprile, from December 13th 2019 to April 18th 2020

Opening hours: everyday 10.00am-7.00pm


Post-byzantine icons in north-west Sicily and their contemporary interpretation.


Made by Greek iconographers who moved to Sicily the 17th and 18th centuries, these masterpieces are today kept in the churches of Piana degli Albanesi and Mezzojuso (Sicily, near Palermo).

The historical icons are combined by 12 contemporary works by Sicilian and Greek artists who gave their personal interpretation of  the “sacre”
Greek artists: Manolis Anastasakos, Dimitris Ntokos, Nikos Moschos, Kostantinos Papamichalopoulos, Zoi Pappa, Christos Tsimaris.
Sicilian artists: Giuseppe Bombaci, Sandro Bracchitta, Giorgio Distefano, Roberto Fontana, Antonino Gaeta e Ignazio Schifano.



Taormina Culture Office, council member Ms Francesca Gullotta – Ph. 0039 0942 610 260



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Von Gloeden, Taormina e il Mediterraneo

Del Carmine ex-church, from December 4th 2019 to January 15th 2020

curated by Luca Beatrice and Willy Montini

Opening hours
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 10.00am – 2.00pm and 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Saturday/Sunday: 10.00am – 7.00pm
Monday: closed

Free entrance


A photo exhibition of some of the most beautiful photographs taken by baron Whilelm Von Gloeden who spent in Taormina most of his life and, thanks to his work, made our town worlwide famous.

The exhibition – by displaying more than twenty original photographs now belonging to the artist Bruno Di Bello – aims to show the artistic evolution of the photographer, detailing his journey from the first nudes to the last portraits.





Wilhelm Iwan Friederich August Freiherr von Gloeden (September 16, 1856 – February 16, 1931) was a German photographer who worked mainly in Italy. He is mostly known for his pastoral nude studies of Sicilian boys, which usually featured props such as wreaths or amphoras suggesting a setting in the Greece or Italy of antiquity. From a modern standpoint, his work is commendable due to his controlled use of lighting as well as the often elegant poses of his models. His innovations include the use of photographic filters and special body makeup (a mixture of milk, olive oil, and glycerin) to disguise skin blemishes.
After studying art history in Rostock (1876), Gloeden studied painting under Karl Gehrts [de] at the Weimar Saxon-Grand Ducal Art School (1876–77) until he was forced by lung disease (apparently tuberculosis) to interrupt his studies for a year, convalescing at a sanatorium in the Baltic Sea resort of Görbersdorf. In a search for health, he travelled to Italy (1877–78), first staying in Naples before moving on to Taormina in Sicily. He lodged at the Hotel Vittoria before buying a house near San Domenico Convent. Apart from the period 1915-18, during the First World War, when he was forced to leave Sicily to avoid internment as an enemy alien, he remained in Taormina until his death in 1931.

The mayor of Taormina in 1872-82 was the German landscape painter Otto Geleng [de] (1843–1939), who had moved there in 1863. Through him, Gloeden became acquainted with the local inhabitants. He set up his photographic studio in Taormina at first as a hobby and was exhibiting his work internationally by 1893 (London), including Cairo (1897), Berlin (1898–99, including a solo exhibition), Philadelphia (1902), Budapest & Marseilles (1903), Nice (1903 & 1905), Riga (1905), Dresden (1909) and Rome (World Fair 1911).

(Sorce: Wikipedia)



Where to stay

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The Home of Santa Claus

From December 19th to 23rd 2019 @ Hotel Isabella (Corso Umberto, 58)

Opening hours: 4.00pm-8.00pm

Free entrance


Bring your kids to meet the Christmas elves and write with them a letter to Santa Claus.



Where to stay

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Immagini & Parole – 6th ed.

Taormina meets the Sicilian Photography

Organised by the Photo Association “Taormina… click”

Saletta Conferenze, Archivio Storico (Via Teofane Cerameo) @ 5.30pm


A series on nine seminars with some of the main Sicilian photographers.


Friday October 25th – A.T.
Meet Laura Tellini


Friday November 8 – Females
Meet Ornella Mazzola


Friday November  22 – Gente di Sicilia
Meet Fia Zappalà


Friday December 6 – Skin Tales
Meet Gaetano Belverde –


Friday December 21 – L’amima dei pupi
Meet Alessandro Ingoglia

Friday January 10 – Bucarest e i segreti sotterranei
Meet Samuele Formichetti

Friday January 24 – Suddenly
Meet Peppe Gambino

Friday February 7 – in-CONTRO-al-LA-LUCE and Allusiva
Meet Enrico La Bianca and Attilio Scimone

Friday February 21 – Antologia in bianco e nero
Meet Enrico Borrometi




Associazione Fotografica Taoclick


Where to stay

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Autunno all’Odeon

Musics and plays by the small theatre “Oeon” (200 seats)

Entrance: € 12,00 (residents € 10,00)

Odeon, via Teatrino Romano @ 6.30pm

Ctbox shops in Sicily:
In Taormina: at the “Casa del Cinema” in Corso Umberto I n. 61 and on site half an hour before the beginning of the show.

Comuicato stampa (Italian press release)


Monday, September 23rd
Direction: Monica Felloni
Compagnia Nèon Teatri


Thursday, September 26th
Guests: Brass Talents
Gaetano Castiglia trumpet
Gaetano Laura trmpet
in collaboration with The Brass Group

Friday, September 27th
music by Gershwin, Debussy
in collaboration with The Brass Group



Saturday, September 28th
original musics by Maurizio Mastrini
in collaboration with Associazione Musicale Almoetia

Sunday, September 29th
Arias from operas by G. Verdi, G. Donizetti, G. Puccini, P. Mascagni, V. Bellini


Saturday, October 5th
Plectrum Orchestra “CITTA’ DI TAORMINA”
Direction: Antonino Pellitteri
Music by Pullara, Verdi, Mascagni, Sollima, Gulotta, Morricone.
Fort the first time together withe soprano Francesca Adamo Sollima

The Taormina Plectrum Orchestra was founded at the beginning of the 20th century by a few local friends. Today it counts many musicians playing mandolins, mandolas, mandoloncelli, guitars and double basses.


Sunday, October 6th
Music by Debussy, Ravel, Faurè
in collaboration with Associazione Musicale Almoetia


Thursday, October 10th
with Gigi Borruso
music by Diego Spitaleri and Fabio Lannino
Interview to Dante by Gery Palazzotto (in Italian)

Friday, October 11th
with Lucy Garsia, Umberto Porcaro, Fabrizio Giambanco, Diego Spitaleri and Fabio Lannino



Saturday, October 12th
Music by Piazzolla, Galliano, Boccadoro, Luka, Porro, Galante
in collaboration with Associazione Musicale Almoetia

Friday, October 18th

DT Junior Ballet – Choreography by Alessandra Scalambrino


Saturday, October 19th



Sunday, October 20th
11.30am >> SICILIAN PUPPET SHOW by and with Giovanni Calcagno
La canzone di Orlando
Martirio dei Franchi a Roncisvalle
Vendetta dei Cristiani
In collaboration with the Pasqualino Puppet Museum
More info:

Music by Chopin, Debussy, Albeniz, Ginastera
in collaboration with Associazione Musicale Almoetia



Fondazione Taormina Arte – – – Infoline 009 391 746. 2146



Where to stay

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Fondazione Taormina Arte


Sicily seen by Italian filmakers

Casa del Cinema (Corso Umberto I n. 63) every weekend from September 14th to November 16th 2019

Entrance: € 6,00 (residents in Taormina: € 4,00)

Tickets can be bought at the Casa del Cinema in Corso Umberto I n. 63 – open everyday except Mondays from 10.00am to 10.00pm


The Casa del Cinema is a museum that hosts posters and photographs of the film shot in Taormina. It is open every day fom Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00am to 10.00pm. Free entrance

During the period September 14th to November 16th, in the cinema room of the museum hosts a mini film festival, a careful selection of the rarest films among all those filmed (totally or partially) in Taormina.
Masterpieces are subtitled in English.



Click here to download the program




4:00pm – Gitarren klingen leise durch die Nacht
by Hans Deppe (Ger.,1959 – 84’)
with Fred Bertelmann, Margit NÜnke, Vivi Bach
original version, Italian subtitles
6:00pm – Gitarren klingen leise durch die Nacht (encore performance)

4:00pm – L’altro piatto della bilancia
by Mario Colucci (It., 1972 – 107’)
with Catherine Spaak, Philippe Leroy, Claude Reynaud
6:00pm – L’immagine meravigliosa
by Richard Brooks (It., 1951 – 110’)
with Stewart Granger, Anna Maria Pierangeli, George Sanders

4:00pm – Agguato sul mare
by Pino Mercanti (It., 1955 – 100’)
with Ettore Manni, Maria Frau, Nadia Gray
5:45pm – L’avventura
by Michelangelo Antonioni (It., 1960 – 140’)
with Monica Vitti, Gabriele Ferzetti, Gabriele Ricci, Lea Massari

4:00pm – Le confessioni di una donna
by Amleto Palermi (It., 1928 – 100’)
with Augusto Bandini, Maria Catalano, Gemma De Ferrari
6:00pm – Visioni private
by Francesco Calogero (It., 1989 – 92’)
with Jessica Forde, Patrick Bauchau, Ninni Bruschetta, Antonio Caldarella, Antonio Alveario, Donald Ranvaud, Maurizio Puglisi, Lella Costa, Tatti Sanguineti, Roberto De Francesco, Maurizio Marchetti, Mario Venuti and the special guest Cyd Charisse

4:00pm – Carne inquieta
by Silvestro Prestifilippo (It., 1957 – 100’)
with Marina Bert, Raf Vallone, Clara Calamai
French version with Italian subtitles – in collaboration with Cineteca della Calabria
6:00pm – Un amore di Gide
by Diego Ronsisvalle (It., 2008 – 92’)
with Olivia Magnani, Gigi Angelillo, Guido Caprino, Alessandro Haber, Mariano Rigillo, Nicola Di Pinto

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th (free entrance)
4.30pm – Archivi aperti – La Storia Rivelata
Fondazione Taormina Arte will share its hystorical archives. A 35 years long story in photographs, posters and readings
In collaboration with NaxosLegge

4:30pm – Il Gattopardo (The Leopard)
by Luchino Visconti (It.,1963 – 205’)
with Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa, Rina Morelli
Original version with English subtitles

4:00pm – L’Immagine meravigliosa (encore performance)
6:00pm – Gitarren klingen leise durch die Nacht (encore performance)

4:00pm – Agguato sul mare (encore performance)
6:00p, – Carne inquieta (encore performance)


4:00pm – Divorzio all’italiana (Divorce Italian Style)
by Pietro Germi (It,1961 – 108’)
with Marcello Mastroianni, Stefania Sandrelli, Leopoldo Trieste, Daniela Rocca
Original version with English subtitles
6:00pm – Divorzio all’italiana (Divorce Italian Style) (encore performance)

4:00pm – L’avventura (encore performance)
6:30pm – Visioni private (encore performance)

4:00pm – Un amore di Gide (encore performance)
6:00pm – Made in Italy (episode “La donna”)
by Nanni Loy (It,1965 – 20’)
with Virna Lisi
to follow Il richiamo del sangue (L’appel du sang) by Louis Mercanton (Fr., 1919 – 57’)
with Charles Le Bargy, Ivor Novello, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Desdemona Mazza, Salvatore Lo Turco

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th (free entrance) <<CineMigrare 2019>>
5:30pm – Il mondiale in piazza
by Vito Palermi (It.,2018 – 15’)
6:30pm – Presentation of the book “Matrimonio siriano”
by Laura Tangherlini
> free entrance

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th (free entrance) – <<CineMigrare 2019>>
5:30pm – Presentation of the book “Tu promettilo al vento” (Carthago)
by Valentina Conti
6:30pm – Sharifa
by Fabrizio Sergi (It.,2018 – 14’)
> free entrance

5:30pm – Salvatore Giuliano
by Francesco Rosi (It.,1961 – 135’)
with Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Federico Zardi,
Original version with English subtitles

4:00pm – Le confessioni di una donna (encore performance)
6:00pm – L’altro piatto della bilancia (encore performance)

4:00pm – Visioni private (encore performance)
5:45pm – L’avventura (encore performance)

4:00pm – Stromboli, terra di Dio
by Roberto Rossellini (It.,1950 – 107’)
with Ingrid Bergamn, Mario Vitale, Renzo Cesana
Original version with English subtitles
6:00pm – Stromboli, terra di Dio (encore performance)

For Sicily of the best Italian fimakers, Friday 1st November: “Stromboli, land of God” by Roberto Rossellini with Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale and Renzo Cesana, with English subtitles. It is the director’s first film shot with Ingrid Bergman, his partner for several years.

4:00pm – L’immagine meravigliosa (encore performance)
6:00pm – Gitarren klingen leise durch die Nacht (encore performance)

For the films shot in Taormina on Saturday, November 2nd: “L’immagine meravigliosa” (1951) by Richard Brooks with Stewart Granger, Anna Maria Pierangeli and George Sanders to follow “Gitarren klingen leise durch die Nacht” (1959) by Hans Deppe with Fred Bertelmann, Margit Nunke and Live Bach.


4:00pm – Carne inquieta (encore performance)
6:00pm – Agguato sul mare (encore performance)

Sunday, November 3rd, is the turn of “Carne inquieta” (1957) by Silvestro Prestifilippo with Marina Bert, Raf Vallone and Clara Calamai to follow “Agguato sul mare ” (1955) by Pino Mercanti with Ettore Manni, Maria Frau and Nadia Gray.



4:00pm – Sedotta e abbandonata (Seduced & Abandoned)
by Pietro Germi (It.,1964 – 120’)
with Stefania Sandrelli, Saro Urzì, Aldo Puglisi, Leopoldo Trieste
Original version with English subtitles
6:00pm – Sedotta e abbandonata (Seduced & Abandoned) (encore performance)

4:00pm – Un amore di Gide (encore performance)
6:00pm – Made in Italy (encore performance)
to follow Il richiamo del sangue (encore performance)

4:00pm – Le confessioni di una donna (encore performance)
6:00pm – L’altro piatto della bilancia (encore performance)

5:00 – La terra trema (The Earth will Tremble)
by Luchino Visconti (It., 1947 – 165’)
with Maria Micale, Sebastiano Valastro
Original version with English subtitles


5:30 – Made in Italy (encore performance)
by Nanni Loy with Virna Lisi (It,1965 – 20’)

to follow Il richiamo del sangue (L’appel du sang) (encore performance)
by Louis Mercanton (Fr., 1919 – 57’)
Italian version of the first black and white film shooted in Taormina
With Charles Le Bargy, Ivor Novello, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Desdemona Mazza, Salvatore Lo Turco



Fondazione Taormina Arte –

Mobile 0039 391 746 2146


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Italy in Voice – Poster

Italy in Voice

Arias from Operas and Italian popular songs

Nazarena Theatre, via Fontana Vecchia n. 3 (not far from Porta Messina)

The Show is

From May to October 27th: Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday @ 9.00 pm
On October 29th and 31st: @ 5.30pm
From November 2st to December 22nd: every Sunday @ 5.30pm
On December 30th: @ 9.00pm

Ticket: € 23,00, drink included. Program changes daily.


The Euterpe Association invites you to come and enjoy the beauty of Bel Canto in a show created with love and performed with passion. The artists will perform for you the most beautiful Italian Songs and Opera Arias, for a truly exciting evening.

The concert is divided into two parts. In the first part, a selection of arias is proposed, chosen among the most beautiful operas. In the second part will be proposed a selection of the most beautiful songs of Italian, Neapolitan and Sicilian tradition.

During intermission a drink (a glass of prosecco and snacks) is offered in the large garden courtyard of the theatre.
The little theatre has been recently renovated and offers all the comforts required by current Italian regulations. It is equipped with 120 seats, air conditioning, access for people with handicap.

On request, the Theatre is willing to organise concerts on other days and hours.





Tuesday 10Thursday 12Saturday 14 – Sunday 15Tuesday 17Thursday 19Saturday 21Sunday 22Tuesday 24Thursday 26Saturday 28Sunday 29

Winter shows

Tuesday 1Thursday 3Saturday 5Sunday 6Tuesday 8Thursday 10Saturday 12Sunday 13Tuesday 15Thursday 17Saturday 19Sunday 20Tuesday 22Thursday 24Saturday 26Sunday 27Tuesday 29Thursday 31

Saturday 2Sunday 3Sunday 10
Sunday 17 – Sunday 24

Sunday 1Sunday 8Sunday 15Sunday 22 – Monday 30 (hr 9.00pm)


Gran Galà 2019

Thursday 26Monday 30





in Taormina:

1. Nazarena Theatre on concert’s day
2. In your hotel. Ask the reception
3. Shaker Bar – P.zza Vittorio Emanuele n. 6
4. Interbus ticket office – P.zza San Pancrazio n. 32/A
5. Interbus ticket office – Taormina Terminal Bus
6. Chiosco Sig.ra Scott – Taormina Terminal Bus
7. Saistours – Umberto, n. 214
8. Venuto Viaggi Travel Agency – Umberto, n. 19
9. Noema Viaggi Travel Agency – via Pirandello n. 14
10. SVT Travel – via Pirandello, n. 3






Where to stay

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Italian Opera Taormina

Taormina Italian Opera 2019

San Giorgio  Theatre (via Don Bosco, behind piazza IX April) @ 9.15 pm
It is recommended to arrive 30 mins before the show


in April > every Saturday
from May to October > every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

€ 25,00 entrance, drink included.
Kids under 10: free entrance

Info and booking: mobile 0039 340 6426230 –
Online tickets >>


Do you love Opera music? The artists of the Italian Opera Taormina perform every week in Taormina. More than one hour of timeless arias from some of the most famous Italian operas.

An extraordinary journey with the most famous arias and duet from “Italian Operas”. You will hear music from great Italian operas interpreted by professional singers who have performed in the most important Italian and international theatres, performed with piano accompaniment.

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.


Program changes every night.
Here you can have a look at the program of each evening:

January 17January 23January 30

February 11


Sat 6Sat 13Sat 20Sat 27

Wed 1 – Fri 3 –  Sat 4 – Mon 6 – Wed 8 – Fri 10 – Sat 11 – Mon 13 – Wed 15 – Fri 17 – Sat 18 – Mon 20 – Wed 22 – Fri 24 – Sat 25 – Mon 27 – Wed 29 – Fri 31

Sat 1 – Mon 3 – Wed 5 – Fri 7 – Sat 8 – Mon 10 – Wed 12 – Fri 14 – Sat 15 – Mon 17 – Wed 19 – Fri 21 – Sat 22 – Mon 24 – Wed 26 – Fri 28 – Sat 29

Mon 1 – Wed 3 – Fri 5 – Sat 6 – Mon 8 – Wed 10 – Fri 12 – Sat 13 – Mon 15 – Wed 17 – Fri 19 – Sat 20 – Mon 22 – Wed 24 – Fri 26 – Sat 27 – Mon 29 – Wed 31

Fri 2 – Sat 3 – Mon 5Thu 8Fri 9Sat 10Mon 12Wed 14Fri 16Sat 17Mon 19Wed 21Fri 23Sat 24Mon 26Wed 28Fri 30Sat 31

Mon 2Wed 4 – Fri 6 – Sat 7 – Mon 9 – Wed 11 – Fri 13 – Sat 14 (International Music Fest) – Mon 16 – Wed 18 – Fri 20 – Sat 21 – Mon 23 – Wed 25 – Fri 27 – Sat 28 – Mon 30

Wed 2 – Fri 4  – Sat 5 – Mon 7 – Wed 9 – Fri 11 – Sat 12 – Mon 14 – Wed 16 – Fri 18 – Sat 19 – Mon 21 – Wed 23 – Fri 25 – Sat 26 – Mon 28 – Wed 30

Fri 1Sat 2Wed 6Wed 13Wed 20Wed 27

Wed 4Wed 11Wed 18 – Sat 28



Thu 26  Mon 30

December 2019



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Il Barbiere di Siviglia / The Barber of Seville

by Gioacchino Rossini

Ancient Theatre, September 6th and 7th 2018 @ 9.30pm

The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution (Italian: Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L’inutile precauzione is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. Rossini’s Barber has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music, and has been described as the opera buffa of all “opere buffe”. After two hundred years, it remains a popular work.



More info on staging and cast as soon as available

Two dates

Thursday 6 September >> tickets on

Friday 7 September >> tickets on

Stalls (Parterre): € 70,00
Gallery: € 50,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 45,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 23,00


Place: Seville, Spain
Time: 18th century

Act 1 The square in front of Bartolo’s house

In a public square outside Bartolo’s house a band of musicians and a poor student named Lindoro are serenading, to no avail, the window of Rosina (“Ecco, ridente in cielo”; “There, laughing in the sky”). Lindoro, who is really the young Count Almaviva in disguise, hopes to make the beautiful Rosina love him for himself – not his money. Almaviva pays off the musicians who then depart, leaving him to brood alone. Rosina is the young ward of the grumpy, elderly Bartolo and she is allowed very little freedom because Bartolo plans to marry her once she is of age and thus appropriate her not inconsiderable dowry.
Figaro approaches singing (Aria: “Largo al factotum della città”; “Make way for the factotum of the city”). Since Figaro used to be a servant of the Count, the Count asks him for assistance in helping him meet Rosina, offering him money should he be successful in arranging this. (Duet: “All’idea di quel metallo”; “At the idea of that metal”). Figaro advises the Count to disguise himself as a drunken soldier, ordered to be billeted with Bartolo, so as to gain entrance to the house. For this suggestion, Figaro is richly rewarded.
“Una voce poco fa” MENU0:00 Aurelia Dobrovolskaya (lyric coloratura soprano), 1914 Problems playing this file? See media help. A room in Bartolo’s house with four doors
The scene begins with Rosina’s cavatina, “Una voce poco fa” (“A voice a little while ago”). (This aria was originally written in the key of E major, but it is sometimes transposed a semitone up into F major for coloratura sopranos to perform, giving them the chance to sing extra, almost traditional, cadenzas, sometimes reaching high Ds or even Fs.)
“La calunnia è un venticello” MENU0:00 Feodor Chaliapin Problems playing this file? See media help. Knowing the Count only as Lindoro, Rosina writes to him. As she is leaving the room, Bartolo and Basilio enter. Bartolo is suspicious of the Count, and Basilio advises that he be put out of the way by creating false rumours about him (this aria, “La calunnia è un venticello” – “Calumny is a little breeze” – is almost always sung a tone lower than the original D major).
When the two have gone, Rosina and Figaro enter. Figaro asks Rosina to write a few encouraging words to Lindoro, which she has actually already written. (Duet: “Dunque io son…tu non m’inganni?”; “Then I’m the one…you’re not fooling me?”). Although surprised by Bartolo, Rosina manages to fool him, but he remains suspicious. (Aria: “A un dottor della mia sorte”; “To a doctor of my class”).
Count Almaviva, disguised as a soldier and pretending to be drunk, enters the house and demands to be quartered there. In fear of the drunken man, Berta the housekeeper rushes to Bartolo for protection. Bartolo tells the “soldier” that he (Bartolo) has an official exemption which excuses him from the requirement to quarter soldiers in his home. Almaviva pretends to be too drunk and belligerent to understand, and dares Bartolo to brawl. While Bartolo searches his cluttered desk for the official document which would prove his exemption, Almaviva whispers to Rosina that he is Lindoro in disguise, and passes a love-letter to her. Bartolo suspiciously demands to know what is in the piece of paper in Rosina’s hands, but she fools him by handing over her laundry list. Bartolo and the Count argue loudly. Basilio enters; then Figaro, who warns that the noise of the argument is rousing the whole neighborhood. Finally, the noise attracts the attention of the Officer of the Watch and his troops, who crowd into the room. Bartolo demands that the Officer arrest the “drunken soldier”. The Officer starts to do so, but Almaviva quietly reveals his true identity to the Officer, and he (the Officer) backs off and stands down. Bartolo and Basilio are astonished and mystified; Figaro laughs quietly at them. (Finale: “Fredda ed immobile, come una statua”; “Cold and still, just like a statue”). The confusion intensifies and causes everyone to suffer headaches and auditory hallucinations (“Mi par d’esser con la testa in un’orrida fucina; dell’incudini sonore l’importuno strepitar.”; “My head seems to be in a fiery forge: the sound of the anvils deafens the ear.”)

Act 2 A room in Bartolo’s house with a piano

Almaviva again appears at the doctor’s house, this time disguised as a priest who is also a singing tutor and pretending to act as substitute for the supposedly ailing Basilio, Rosina’s regular singing teacher. Initially, Bartolo is suspicious, but does allow Almaviva to enter when the Count gives him Rosina’s letter. He describes his plan to discredit Lindoro whom he believes to be one of the Count’s servants, intent on pursuing women for his master. While Almaviva pretends to give Rosina her singing lesson, Figaro arrives to shave Bartolo. Bartolo demurs, but Figaro makes such a scene he agrees, but in order not to leave the supposed music master alone with Rosina, the doctor has Figaro shave him right there in the music room. When Basilio suddenly appears, he is bribed by a full purse from Almaviva and persuaded to leave again, with much discussion of how ill he looks. (Quintet: “Don Basilio! – Cosa veggo!”; “Don Basilio! – What do I see?”). Figaro begins to shave Bartolo, but Bartolo overhears the lovers conspiring, and angrily drives everybody away.
The scene returns to the location of act 1 with a grill looking out onto the square. Bartolo orders Basilio to have the notary ready to marry him to Rosina that evening. He also explains his plot to come between the lovers. Basilio leaves and Rosina arrives. Bartolo shows Rosina the letter she wrote to “Lindoro”, and persuades her that this is evidence that Lindoro is merely a flunky of Almaviva and is toying with her at Almaviva’s behest. Rosina believes him and agrees to marry him.
During an instrumental interlude, the music creates a thunder storm to indicate the passage of time. The Count and Figaro climb up a ladder to the balcony and enter the room through a window. Rosina shows Almaviva the letter and accuses him of betraying her. Almaviva reveals his identity and the two reconcile. While Almaviva and Rosina are enraptured by one another, Figaro keeps urging them to leave. Two people are heard approaching the front door, who later turn out to be Basilio and the notary. However, when the Count, Rosina, and Figaro attempt to leave by way of the ladder, they discover it has been removed. The marriage contract requires two witnesses; Figaro is one, but another is needed. The Count makes Basilio an offer he can’t refuse: the choice of accepting a bribe and being a witness to his marriage or receiving two bullets in the head (an easy choice, Basilio says). He and Figaro witness the signatures to a marriage contract between the Count and Rosina. Bartolo barges in, accompanied by the Officer and the men of the watch, but too late; the marriage is already complete. The befuddled Bartolo (who was the one who had removed the ladder) is pacified by being allowed to retain Rosina’s dowry. The opera concludes with an anthem to love (“Amor e fede eterna, si vegga in noi regnar!”).

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Eclipse World Tour 2018 – ’45 Years of The Dark Side of the Moon’

Ancient Theatre, September 8th 2018 @ 9.30pm
Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show returns to the stage in 2018 for a very special ’45th Anniversary’ retrospective of Pink Floyd’s iconic 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. The Brit Floyd show has truly become a phenomenon, widely regarded as the world’s greatest live tribute to Pink Floyd. Faithfully recreating the scale and pomp of the final 1994 Division Bell tour, complete with a stunning million dollar light show, large circle screen and arch plus moving lights, lasers, inflatables and theatrics. A Brit Floyd show really is as close as fans will get to experiencing the magnificence of a Pink Floyd show live.

Stalls (Parterre): € 60,00
Gallery: € 50,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 45,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 35,00


Brit Floyd is a Pink Floyd tribute band formed in 2011 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Their live shows attempt to emulate and recreate the sound and soundscape of Pink Floyd’s live shows. Damian Darlington formed the band after playing with The Australian Pink Floyd Show for 17 years. Brit Floyd originated on the initiative of musical director, guitarist, and singer Damian Darlington “simply because he felt he could do it one better” than his previous band, The Australian Pink Floyd Show, and stating that “there is much more attention to details in every aspect of the show, from the music to the visuals to the lighting: everything is that much more perfected and there’s a passion coming off that stage… It’s a coherent, emotional journey through Pink Floyd’s catalog.”

Darlington began following Pink Floyd’s work after hearing The Wall at the age of 13 and he saw the band live for the first time in 1987 during the A Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour. “Since then, he has seen the band in different incarnations, after its split, and including its 2005 reunion.

Band members
Various musicians have played in Brit Floyd since its inception in 2011. The present band members are listed here:

Damian Darlington – Musical Director, guitar, lap steel, vocals (2011–present)
Gareth Darlington – Sound Designer and Front of House Engineer (2011–present)
Bryan Kolupski – Media Director – Animation and Video (2011–present)
Rob Stringer – keyboards, vocals (2011–present)
Ian Cattell – bass guitar, vocals (2011–present)
Arran Ahmun – drums (2011–present)
Ola Bienkowska – backing vocals (2011–present)
Emily Jollands – backing vocals (2011–present)
Jacquie Williams – backing vocals (2011–present)
Angela Cervantes – backing vocals (2013-present)
Thomas Ashbrook – keyboards, vocals (2013-present)
Roberta Freeman – backing vocals (2014-present)
Karl Penny – drums (2014-present)
Jay Davidson – saxophones, guitars, percussions, keyboard (2015-present)
Edo Scordo – guitars, vocals (2015-present)
Jenn Kee – backing vocals (2016-present)
Ryan Saranich – saxophones, guitars, percussions, keyboard (2016-present)

(source: wikipedia)

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