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Il Volo

Ancient Theatre, Saturday 11th 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

 

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

NIGHT OPENING OF THE ANCIENT THEATRE

Season 2022

In the following days the Theatre will be open from 9.00 am to 24.00 am. Last admission at 11.00 pm

The Antiquarium will be open as well: it displays a precious collection of epigraphs in Greek and Latin, a sarcophagus and a Praxitelean torso.

 

DATES:

  • June 1-7
  • June 10
  • August 10-17
  • September 14-15
  • September 19-20

 

MORE INFO

Parco Archeologico Naxos Taormina
www.parconaxostaormina.com – urp.parco.archeo.naxos@regione.sicilia.it
T. +39 0942 51.001 – +39 0942 628.738
Tickets: on site and online @ Aditus aditusculture.com
 
 

WHERE TO STAY

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

Ciao Franco… over and over again”

Homage to Franco Battiato

Ancient Theatre, May 18 2022 @

with Carmen Consoli and Red Canzian (The Pooh)

Direction: Daniele Bossari

 

On the first anniversary of his death, a homage to the great Maestro Franco Battiato

Franco Battiato (23 March 1945 – 18 May 2021) was a Sicilian singer-songwriter, composer, filmmaker and, under the pseudonym Süphan Barzani, also a painter. Battiato’s songs contain esoteric, philosophical and religious themes, and have spanned genres such as experimental pop, electronic music, progressive rock, opera, symphonic music, movie soundtrack, oratorio and new wave.

He was for decades one of the most popular singer-songwriters in Italy. His unique sound, song-crafting and especially his lyrics, often containing philosophical, religious, and culturally exotic references, as well as tackling or painting universal themes about the human condition earned him a unique spot on Italy’s music scene, and the nickname of “Il Maestro”. His work includes songwriting and joint production efforts with several Italian and international musicians and pop singers, including the long-lasting professional relationship with Italian singer Alice. Together with Alice, Battiato represented Italy at the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “I treni di Tozeur”.

 

TICKETS on boxol
Stalls and Gallery (Parterre): € 45,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 35,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 20,00

 

MORE INFO

https://www.battiato.it/

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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

Sound of Peace for Ukraine

Ancient Theatre, Saturday 30th Aprile 2022 @ 5.00 pm

Global Live streaming.

Free entrance.

A Red Cross fundraising for Ukraine

On the stage the Ukrainian pianist Botvinov and the Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer together with the Lithuanian NICO, New Ideas Chamber Orchestra and the Taormina Plectrum Orchestra.

This event was originally scheduled to take place at the Opera House of Kiev on April 14th 2022

With Botvinov – a virtuoso of the piano and one of the greatest performers of Bach and Rachmaninov – and the NICO, a chamber orchestra that will perform pieces by the contemporary Lithuanian composer Gelgotas, on the stage of the Ancient Theater will also be one of the greatest contemporary violinists, the Latvian Gidon Kremer, and the Taormina Plectrum Orchestra directed by M° Antonino Pellitteri with its repertoire dedicated to the music of Ennio Morricone for an ideal embrace between Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Italy in the name of a universal peace.

Italian Opera Taormina

2022

Nazarena Theatre (via Fontana Vecchia n. 3) @ 9.15 pm

 

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

 

Do you love Opera music? The artists of the Italian Opera Taormina perform every week in Taormina. One hour and 30 mins of timeless arias from some of the most famous Italian operas.

An extraordinary journey with the most famous arias from great “Italian Operas” interpreted by professional singers who have performed in the most important Italian and international theatres, and accompanied by virtuous pianists:

DON GIOVANNI by W.A. Mozart
LA TRAVIATA by G. Verdi
ELISIR D’AMORE by G. Donizetti
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA by G. Rossini
MADAMA BUTTERLY  by G. Puccini
LA BOHÉME by G. Puccini
TOSCA by G. Puccini

and more….

The event takes place at the Teatro Nazarena (see city map) During the break, a drink is offered on the magnificent panoramic terrace overlooking the bay of the Perla dello Ionio.

 

TICKETS here

 

MORE INFO ASAP

 

www.italianoperataormina.com

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

Narrazioni a Natale 2021

TAOBUK presents

Narrazioni a Natale

Aspettando Taobuk

Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, January 5th 2022 @ 5.00pm

Free entrance

 

Book presentation of “100storie… ed un’intervista” by Claudia Benassai Costantino, Nicolò Edizioni

Works will be held in Italian.

 

Here the Italian press release.

La città del Centauro, prima ancora di diventare ambita meta estiva dei flussi internazionali, è stata a lungo una delle capitali mondiali del turismo invernale. Taormina può e deve tornare ad esserlo, puntando a destagionalizzare e incrementare l’offerta turistica e culturale, soprattutto durante la lunga vacanza delle festività natalizie e di fine anno. È in questa prospettiva che il Comune guidato dal sindaco Mario Bolognari promuove Narrazioni a Natale. Aspettando Taobuk, il nuovo ciclo di incontri con l’autore, affidandone l’organizzazione al prestigioso festival letterario.In attesa della dodicesima edizione di Taobuk che si svolgerà il prossimo giugno, la rassegna natalizia si terrà nel Palazzo dei Duchi di Santo Stefano. Gli eventi avranno inizio alle ore 17:00 e vedranno l’intervento di scrittori e intellettuali di chiara fama.

Il focus del terzo e ultimo incontro, previsto per il 5 gennaio, sarà sulle insospettabili risorse umane del territorio messinese. Le vite vere narrate dalla giornalista siciliana Claudia Benassai, ogni domenica, dal 2018 ad oggi, sulle pagine della “Gazzetta del Sud”, si sono finalmente trasformate in un libro, 100 storie…e un’intervista, pubblicato dall’editore zancleo Costantino Di Nicolò, che racconta di messinesi che ce l’hanno fatta. Sono storie ordinarie, che a volte diventano straordinarie e raccontano un altro volto della città dello Stretto: quello di una Messina produttiva, che sa farsi strada in Sicilia e nel Mondo.

 

MORE INFO

Taobuk – info@taobuk.it

 

New Year’s Concert “Welcome 2022”

by the Taormina Plectrum Orchestra

Ancient Theatre, Sunday 2ndt January 2022 @ 11.30pm

Free entrance but reservation is mandatory

FFP2 Face mask and super green pass (only obtained by those who are vaccinated with two doses or who have recovered from covid) REQUIRED

 

Music by Verdi, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Di Capua, Calì, Tosti, Denza, Cannio, De Curtis, Modugno
Tenors: Francesco Cusumano, Alfio Marletta and Simone Massimino

TICKETS > reserve your ticket HERE or by framing the QR code on the manifesto

Type your email address then check your email Inbox. It is possible to book two seats for each email address entered.

 

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

Antonio Pellitteri will conduct the Orchestra as usual.

 

MORE INFO

www.orchestraaplettro.com

www.facebook.com/orchestraaplettrocittaditaormina

New Year’s Concert

by the Taormina Plectrum Orchestra

Taormina Congress Hall, Saturday 1st January 2022 @ 7.00pm

Free entrance but reservation is mandatory

FFP2 Face mask and super green pass (only obtained by those who are vaccinated with two doses or who have recovered from covid) REQUIRED

 

Music by Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Bellini, Piazzolla, Scimone

TICKETS > reserve your ticket HERE or by framing the QR code on the manifesto.

Type your email address then check your email Inbox. It is possible to book two seats for each email address entered.

 

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

Antonio Pellitteri will conduct the Orchestra as usual.

 

MORE INFO

www.orchestraaplettro.com

www.facebook.com/orchestraaplettrocittaditaormina

 

(in update)

2021

 

JUNE

> 1-21 June – Photo Exhibition – Ex Church Del Carmine

> 10-25 June – Exhibition “La biblioteca araba ed altre scritture” – Palazzo Ciampoli

Saturday 12 June – Emma – Ancient Theatre

> 14-30 June – Exhibition “Le Metamorfosi” – Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

> 17-21 June – TAOBUK, Taormina Book Festival – 11th edition “Le Metamorfosi” – various locations

Saturday 19 – Taobuk Gala Opening – Ancient Theatre (free entrance upon reservation)

Saturday 26 June – Galà Lirico Voci di Sicilia – Ancient Theatre

> 27 June – 3 July – TAORMINA FILM FEST > FULL PROGRAM

Sunday 27 – TaorminaFF67 > Opening Ceremony – Film Screening “BOYS” – Ancient Theatre

Monday 28 – TaorminaFF67 > Film Screening “LA TERRA DEI FIGLI” – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 29 – TaorminaFF67 > Film Screening “OCCHI BLU” – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 30 – TaorminaFF67 > Film Screening “PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY” – Ancient Theatre

 

JULY

Thursday 1 – TaorminaFF67 > Film Screening “THE ROSE MAKER” – Ancient Theatre

Friday 2 – TaorminaFF67 > Film Screening “BRONTE” – Ancient Theatre

Saturday 3 – TaorminaFF67 > Closing ceremony and award ceremony of the 67 Taormina Film Fest – Film Screening “SUMMER OF THE SOUL” – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 14 – Riccardo Muti and the Orchestra Gioviale Cherubini” – Ancient Theatre

>> 16th July /1st August – Exhibition “Anima mundi. Il valore e la forza delle donne” – Ex Chiesa del Carmine

Friday 16 – TAOMODA Gala Evening – Ancient Theatre

>> 17th July / 14th November – Exhibition “Le Cento Sicilie” – Palazzo Ciampoli

Saturday 17 – Francesco De Gregori – Ancient Theatre

Saturday 24 – Giorgio Panariello – Ancient Theatre

>> 25th July / 5th November – Exhibition bu Umberto Mastroianni – Archaeological Area of Naxos and Isola Bella

Wednesday 28 – Mohammad Alshaikh in “Music from Jerusalem, signs of hope” – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 28 – La Pace seguirà – Odeon Theatre

Thursday 29 – Antonello Venditti – Ancient Theatre

Saturday 29 – La Pace seguirà – Odeon Theatre

Friday 30 – Antonello Venditti – Ancient Theatre

Friday 31 – EMOZIONI,  Viaggio tra le canzioni di Battisti e Mogol – Ancient Theatre

 

AUGUST

>> 16th July /1st August – Exhibition “Anima mundi. Il valore e la forza delle donne” – Ex Chiesa del Carmine

>> 1st August / 14th November – Exhibition “Le Cento Sicilie” – Palazzo Ciampoli

Sunday 1 – Lirica > La Traviata by G. Verdi – Ancient Theatre

Sunday 1 – Concerto per L’Etna – Odeon Theatre

Monday 2 – Concerto per L’Etna – Odeon Theatre

Tuesday 3 – Concert “Racconti di Gioventù” by Giuseppe Sinopoli – Cathedral of Taormina

Wednesday 4 – Les Italiens de l’Opera de Paris – Ancient Theatre

Thursday 5 – Fabrizio Moro – Ancient Theatre

Friday 6 – Diodato – Ancient Theatre

Friday 6 – Nel Ventre – Odeon Theatre

Monday 9 – Gli Imperi della Mente – Odeon Theatre

Tuesday 10 – Hjo Jazz Festival – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 10 – Gli Imperi della Mente – Odeon Theatre

Wednesday 11 – Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi – Ancient Theatre

Friday 13 – Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi – Ancient Theatre

Saturday 14 – International Guitar Night – Ancient Theatre to be confirmed

Monday 16 – Le favole di Oscar Wilde – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 17 – Musa e Getta – Odeon Theatre

Wednesday 18 – Al passo coi Templi – Ancient Theatre

Thursday 19 – La Traviata e La Boheme Recital – Ancient Theatre

Thursday 19 – Ensemble Accademia Erard – Odeon Theatre

Friday 20 – Cavalleria Rusticana and Twelve Years later, the sequel – Ancient Thetre

Saturday 21 – Gianna Nannini – Ancient Theatre

Sunday 22 – Mario Biondi – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 24 – Taormina Plectrum Orchestra – Public Gardens

Wednesday 25 – Taormina Opera Gala – Ancient Theatre

Friday 27 – Gigi D’Alessio – Ancient Theatre

Friday 27 – Il Fantasma dell’Opera – Odeon Theatre

Saturday 28 – COLAPESCEDIMARTINO – Ancient Theatre

Saturday 28 – Le confessioni di una donna- Odeon Theatre

Sunday 29 – I Tre tenori – Ancient Theatre

Monday 30 – Carl Brave – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 31 – Lirica > La Traviata by G. Verdi – Ancient Theatre

 

SEPTEMBER

>> 1st September / 14th November – Exhibition “Le Cento Sicilie” – Palazzo Ciampoli

Thursday 2 – Lo Schiaccianoci 2.0, Reminescence

Friday 3 – Belliniana – Odeon Theatre

September 4-23 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Casta Diva – Casa del Cinema

Saturday 4 – Mahmood – Ancient Theatre

Sunday 5 – Ermal Meta – Ancient Theatre

Sunday 5 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Casta Diva – Casa del Cinema

Monday 6 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > projection of “Norma” – Odeon Theatre

Tuesday 7- Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > projection of “La Straniera” – Odeon Theatre

Wednesday 8 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > projection of “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” – Odeon Theatre

Thursday 9 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > projection of “La Sonnambula” – Odeon Theatre

Saturday 11- Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > projection of “Beatrice di Tenda” – Odeon Theatre

Saturday 11 – I Tre Mondi di Me – Ancient Theatre to be confirmed

Sunday 12 – In viaggio con la musica… oltre lo spazio – Ancient Theatre to be confirmed

Sunday 12 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > projection of “I Puritani” – Odeon Theatre

Monday 13 – Enrico Brignano – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 14 – Madame – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 14 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Callas Forever – Odeon Theatre

Wednesday 15 – Sangiovanni – Ancient Theatre

Wednesday 15 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > La Sonnambula – Odeon Theatre

Thursday 16 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Casta Diva – Odeon Theatre

Friday 17 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Casa Ricordi – Odeon Theatre

Saturday 18 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Fitzcarraldo – Odeon Theatre

Sunday 19 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Maria by Callas – Odeon Theatre

Monday 20 – Zucchero “Sugar” Fornaciari – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 21 – Zucchero “Sugar” Fornaciari – Ancient Theatre

Tuesday 21 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Casta Diva – Casa del Cinema, 6.30 pm

Tuesday 21 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > The Divine Spark – Casa del Cinema, 8.30 pm

Wednesday 22 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Norma (1911 and 2005)

Thursday 23 – Film Festival “Dolente Immagine” > Marathon Casta Diva – Casa del Cinema, from 5.30 pm on

Friday 24 – Taormina Plectrum Orchestra – Public Gardens @7.00 pm. Fee entrance, green pass required

Friday 26 – Alberto Urso – Ancient Theatre > postponed to 2022

Monday 27 – Sting – Ancient Theatre

 

OCTOBER

>> 1st October / 14th November – Exhibition “Le Cento Sicilie” – Palazzo Ciampoli

 

NOVEMBER

>> 1-14 November – Exhibition “Le Cento Sicilie” – Palazzo Ciampoli

 

DECEMBER

Full town program for Christmas

 

December 4 – January 9 – Exhibition “Venite Adoremus” – Muuseo di Arti e Tradizioni Popolari

December 5 – January 16 – Exhibition “Dialoghi Siciliani” – Ex Chiesa del Carmine AND Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

December 8 – March 8 – Exhibition “AVVICINàTI AMICI, c’è BUSACCA” – Ex Chiesa Sant’Agostino

December 10 – January 14 – Exhibition “I 100 anni di Turi Ferru” – Casa del Cinema

Saturday 18 – Christmas Concert – Church of Santa Caterina

Tuesday 21 – Christmas Dance – Congress Hall

Thursday 23 – A day with Santa – Piazza IX Aprile

Sunday 26 – Grand Christmas Concert by the Piccolo Coro Città di Taormina – Congress Hall

Sunday 26 – Christmas at the Cinema – “Madres Paralelas” – Casa del Cinema

Sunday 26 – Living nativity, 17° ed. – Trappitello Cancelled due to new Covid restrictions

Monday 27 – Christmas at the Cinema – “Madres Paralelas” – Casa del Cinema

Monday 27 – Living nativity, 17° ed. – Trappitello Cancelled due to new Covid restrictions

Tuesday 28 – Christams Carrols by the Laura Lo Re Trio – Church of Santa Caterina to be confirmed

Tuesday 28 – Christmas at the Cinema – “Madres Paralelas” – Casa del Cinema

Tuesday 28 – Christmas Concert by the Orchestra Mandolinistica Gioviale – Congress Hall

Wednesday 29 – Christmas at the Cinema – “E’ stata la mano di Dio” – Casa del Cinema

Wednesday 29 – Living nativity, 17° ed. – Trappitello Cancelled due to new Covid restrictions

Thursday 30 – Entertainment for kids – Taormina Public Garden Florence Trevelyan

Thursday 30 – Christmas at the Cinema – “E’ stata la mano di Dio” – Casa del Cinema

Thursday 30 – Living nativity, 17° ed. – Trappitello Cancelled due to new Covid restrictions

Thursday 30 – “Natale in Casa Cupiello” a play by Eduardo De filippo (in Italian) – Congress Hall

Friday 31 – THE LADIES, Wish you marry 2022 – Acient Theatre

 

MORE CHRISTMAS EVENTS IN JANUARY 2022

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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

The Brass Group in
“The Ladies. Whish You Marry 2022”

Ancient Theatre, Friday 31st December 2021 @ 11.30am

Free entrance but reservation is mandatory

FFP2 Face mask and super green pass (only obtained by those who are vaccinated with two doses or who have recovered from covid) REQUIRED

TICKETS > reserve your ticket HERE

It is possible to book two seats for each email address entered.

 

MORE INFO

The Brass Group