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Requiem

by Giuseppe Verdi

Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Massimo of Palermo

Directed by Lorenzo Viotti

Ancient Theatre, July 8th 2022 @ 9.30 pm

 

TICKETS on boxol.it and ticketone.it
Stalls (Platea): € 40,00 (Under 25and over 60: € 30,00)
Gallery: € 30,00 (Under 25and over 60: € 20,00)
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 20,00 (Under 25and over 60: € 10,00)

 

 

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Ennio

Ancient Theatre, Thursday 2nd July 2022 @ 8.45 pm

 

A definitive portrait of Ennio Morricone, the legendary composer responsible for some of the most memorable film scores of all time.
(source: https://player.bfi.org.uk/rentals/film/watch-ennio-2021-online)

This documentary about the composer Ennio Morricone is “exhaustive and rather exhausting”, said Ed Potton in The Times. Morricone, who died in 2020 aged 91, wrote more than 400 film scores, and “it feels as though each is covered in detail over two-and-a-half reverent hours”. What director Giuseppe Tornatore (who worked with Morricone on Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) mainly brings us is “thoroughness”: with commentary from talking heads – including Clint Eastwood and Bruce Springsteen – and an interview with the composer himself, Tornatore munches steadily through Morricone’s career, analysing his scores, ranging from A Fistful of Dollars to The Mission.
(source: https://www.theweek.co.uk/arts-life/culture/film/956579/film-review-ennio)

 

Tickets on oooh.events – € 13,00

 

 

MORE INFO

www.taorminafilmfest.it

www.facebook.com/taofilmfest

 

 

 

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Minions 2

The Rise of Gru

Ancient Theatre, Thursday 30th June 2022 @ 8.45 pm

 

Minions: The Rise of Gru is a 2022 American computer-animated action comedy film produced by Illumination and distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the sequel to the spin-off prequel Minions (2015) and the fifth entry overall in the Despicable Me franchise. Directed by Kyle Balda, with Brad Ableson and Jonathan del Val as co-directors.

Premise
Set after the events of the first film in the 1970s, a 12-year-old Gru is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a team of supervillains known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. When the Vicious 6 oust their leader, legendary fighter Wild Knuckles, Gru interviews to become their newest member.

It does not go well, and things only get worse after Gru steals a precious stone from them with the help of Kevin, Stuart, Bob, Otto, and the other Minions and suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. On the run, Gru and the Minions will turn to an unlikely source for guidance, Wild Knuckles himself, and discover that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.

 

TICKETS on oooh.events – € 13,00

 

 

MORE INFO

www.taorminafilmfest.it

www.facebook.com/taofilmfest

https://www.facebook.com/MinionsIlFilm

 

 

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Il Padrino

(remastered version 2022)

Ancient Theatre,  Sunday 26th June 2022 @ 8.45 pm

Special Guest: Francis Ford Coppola

Tickets on oooh.events – € 13,00

 

Coppola’s masterful film adaptation of Mario Puzo’s novel, In the original language with Italian subtitles that tells, as everyone knows, the rise and fall of the Corleone family, is  one of the greatest film in the history of cinema.

A restoration that lasted three years. Every effort has been made to create the best possible presentation for today’s audience, who can watch films using technology that has progressed enormously since 2007, when the last restoration was completed by eminent film historian and conservator Robert Harris.

 

WHERE TO STAY

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Taormina Film Fest – 68th Edition

Ancient Theatre, Congress Hall and other locations, from Sunday 26th June to Saturday 2nd July 2022

 

Produced and organized by Videobank SPA

Artistic Directors: Francesco Alò, Alessandra De Luca, Federico Pontiggia

Common thread of this year’s festival is “COMEDY” with the celebration of two Italian unforgettable actors Vittorio Gassman and Ugo Tognazzi in the centenary of their birth and in the presence of their children, Paola Gassman and Gian Marco Tognazzi.
A tribute to the Sicilian comedy actor Angelo Musco is also planned with the screening of the film “C’era una Volta Angelo Musco” (ITA, 1953 – Rossano Brazzi, Nino Manfredi), completely restored by the Cineteca Nazionale Italiana.
On of the highlights of this editione is the screening of the film “Ennio“, a tribute to the legendary composer Ennio Morricone which retraces his life and works. The film is directed by the Oscar-winner Giuseppe Tornatore who is the special guest of the evening.

 

MAIN PROJECTIONS

Sunday 26 June > Il Padrino

Thursday 30  June > Minions 2

Saturday 2 July > Ennio

 

 

 

MORE INFO

www.taorminafilmfest.it

www.facebook.com/taofilmfest

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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Nastri D’Argento

Silver Ribbons Awards

75° Edition

Ancient Theatre, Saturday 25 June 2022

 

The Nastro d’Argento (Silver Ribbon) is a movie award assigned each year, since 1946, for cinematic performances and production by the Sindacato Nazionale dei Giornalisti Cinematografici Italiani, the association of Italian film critics. The Nastro d’argento is the oldest movie award in Europe, and the second oldest in the world (only the Academy Awards are older). The awards are given during a fashion gala night held at the Taormina Greek Theatre.

 

SILVER RIBBONS AWARDS 2022

ENNIO by Giuseppe Tornatore – Best documentary 2022

 

SECTION DOCUMENTARIES

LET’S KISS – Franco Grillini. Storia di una rivoluzione gentile di Filippo Vendemmiati

PER LUCIO by Pietro Marcello

LA MACCHINA DELLE IMMAGINI di ALFREDO C. by Roland Sejko – Best docufilm

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

LUIGI PROIETTI DETTO GIGI by Edoardo Leo
CÙNTAMI by Giovanna Taviani
SCALFARI – A sentimental journey by Enrica Scalfari, Donata Scalfari, Anna Migotto – direction Michele Mally
L’ONDA LUNGA – STORIA EXTRA-ORDINARIA DI UN’ASSOCIAZIONE by Francesco Ranieri Martinotti
OSCAR MICHEAUX – IL SUPEREROE DEL CINEMA AMERICANO by Francesco Zippel

 

THE SILVER RIBBON FOR LEGALITY

SE DICESSIMO LA VERITÀ by Emanuela Giordano, Giulia Minoli

 

VALENTINA PEDICINI AWARD
LOS ZULUAGAS by Flavia Montini

 

SPECIAL MENTIONS

Grido per un nuovo Rinascimento di Elena Sofia Ricci, Elisa Barucchieri e Stefano Mainetti

Sotto lo stesso tempo degli studenti del CSC-Sede Palermo

 

TICKETS

More info as soon as possible

 

MORE INFO

https://www.nastridargento.it/

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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GTCYS – Greater Twin Cities Young Synphonies

50 Years Onward

Ancient Theatre, Sunday 19th June 2022

FREE ENTRANCE

 

Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) is a US music organization based in Minnesota.
In the conviction that music nourishes the body, mind, and spirit of the individual and enriches the community, the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies provides a rigorous and inspiring orchestral experience for young musicians. Its aim is to transforms young musicians of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds by breaking down barriers to music instruction and providing exceptional year-round orchestral experiences.
(Source: GTCYS)

 

 

MORE INFO

https://gtcys.org/

www.facebook.com/greaterTCyouthsymphonies

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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TAOBUK

Taormina Book Festival

12th edition –  TRUTH

Taormina, 16-20 June 2022

The fascinations of literature combined with the beauty of a unique place in the world. It is the perfect combination of Taobuk, an international literary festival that brings together the tradition of Taormina as the cosmopolitan capital of literature and arts, a refuge for eccentric and excellent personalities such as Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Picasso, Richard Strauss.
The Festival is conceived and directed by Antonella Ferrara.
Every year Taobuk chooses a theme around which the calendar of meetings takes shape with the help of authoritative writers, thinkers and artists, in a tight flow of ideas and novelties.
At the core of the festival there is literature seen through the point of view of international writers. Taobuk’s program, however, is also embellished with exhibitions, theatrical performances, dance pieces and film retrospectives shown in evocative locations: first and foremost the Ancient Theatre, along with the city’s palaces and major hotels.
Every year Taobuk chooses a theme around which the calendar of meetings takes shape with the help of authoritative writers, thinkers and artists, in a tight flow of ideas and novelties.
At the core of the festival there is literature seen through the point of view of international writers. Taobuk’s program, however, is also embellished with exhibitions, theatrical performances, dance pieces and film retrospectives shown in evocative locations: first and foremost the Ancient Theatre, along with the city’s palaces and major hotels.

This year’s theme is TRUTH

>> PROGRAM (In Italian) <<

 

  • JUNE 18  – GALA EVENING and TAOBUK AWARDS

With the participation of:

  • Malika Ayane (singer)
  • Olga Peretyatko (sopran)
  • Alessandro Quarta (violinist)
  • Jacopo Tissi (former primo ballerino at the Bolshoj of Moscow)
  • Bellini Symphnic Orchestra of Catania

 

This year the TAOBUK AWARDS will go to:

  • Paul Auster (Taobuk Award for Literary Excellence)
  • Michel Houellebecq (Taobuk Award for Literary Excellence)
  • Giorgio Parisi
  • Roberto Andò
  • Toni Servillo
  • Emilio Isgrò
  • Luca Parmitano
  • Ficarra & Picone

 

The event is  free but registration is mandatorY at this page https://www.eventbrite.it/e/biglietti-taobuk-xii-edizione-serata-di-gala-339082373507SOLD OUT!

 

MORE INFO
www.taobuk.it
www.youtube.com/user/TAOBUK
www.facebook.com/taobuk
www.instagram.com/taobukfestival

 

 

WHERE TO STAY
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EXHIBITION

Umiltà e Splendore.

L’arte nei conventi cappuccini del Valdemone tra Controriforma e Barocco

Palazzo Ciampoli, from June 14th to September 14 2022

Opening hours: everyday from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm

Free entrance

The exhibition will show half-known or even never exhibited works from remote hermitages, rarely open churches, sacristies and museum warehouses of Sicily.

The pieces of art are borrowed by the MuMe (Interdisciplinary Regional Museum) of Messina, the Fra ‘Gianmaria da Tusa Museum in Gibilmanna, the Zelantea Art Gallery in Acireale, the Civic Museum of Castroreale and the convents of Adrano, Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Castroreale, Catania, Francavilla of Sicily, Gibilmanna, Messina, Milazzo, Mistretta, Naso, Pettineo, Randazzo, Tortorici, Tusa and Troina. Among the artist- the best known names are Scipione Pulzone, Durante Alberti, Giovanni Lanfranco, Mathias Stomer, Guglielmo Borremans, Onofrio Gabrieli, Giacinto Platania and the Feliciano da Messina and Umile da Messina friars.

PRESS RELEASE (IN iTALIAN)

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Il Volo

Ancient Theatre, Sunday 12th June 2022 @9.00pm

 

The concert celebrates 10 years of incredible music.

Making global pop-opera sensation Il Volo performs again at the Ancient Greek-Roman Theatre of  Taormina.

l Volo is a group of three (unconventional) teenage boys that came to fame in Italy after appearing on the Italian talent show “Ti Lascio Una Canzone”.
They were promptly snapped up by the leading people in the music industry in Italy and their debut album quickly went platinum. Like Andrea Bocelli before them, they are Italians set for the international stage. Their appearance on American Idol in 2011 caused a frenzy of first week sales for the lads with further plans to launch themselves elsewhere in the world. Their appeal is definitely their quirky image coupled with their unexpectedly mature vocals. They cover old ground in the classical crossover sphere, but they certainly package it in a new and exciting way. With undeniably strong voices and impeccable charm, Il Volo are hard to resist.
(source: classical-crossover.co.uk)

The three singers are tenors Piero Barone (born 1993) and Ignazio Boschetto (born 1994), and baritone Gianluca Ginoble (born 1995).

 

TICKETS on ticketone.it
Stalls (Parterre): SOLD OUT
Gallery: € 95,00 SOLD OUT
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 80,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 40,00

 

MORE INFO

ilvolomusic.com

 

 

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