Italian Opera Taormina

2020

San Giorgio  Theatre (via Don Bosco, behind piazza IX April) @ 9.15 pm

 

April > every Saturday @ 9.15pm
from May to October > every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday @9.00pm
November > every Wednesday @ 9.15pm
December > on 2nd, 8th, 16th, 26th and 30th December @ 9.15pm
January 2021 > on 2nd January @ 9.15pm

 

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.

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

 

TICKETS

> Standard Tickets. Unassigned seats*, free drink between the first and second time.
* it’s convenient to arrive 30 minutes before the show
> VIP Tickets: Entrance fast line, Reserved seat**, free drink between first and second time and Aperitive at the end of the show.
**For the VIP ticket you can choose your seat. If the seat is not chosen, it will be decided automatically, always in the VIP area

Info and booking: mobile 0039 340 6426230 – info@italianoperataormina.comwww.italianoperataormina.com/contacts
Online tickets >> www.italianoperataormina.com/tickets

 

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

 

APRIL
Sat 4 – Sat 11 – Sat 18 – Sat 25

MAY
Fri 1 – Sat 2 – Mon 4 – Wed 6 – Fri 8 – Sat 9 – Mon 11 – Wed 13 – Fri 15 – Sat 16 – Mon 18 – Wed 20 – Fri 22 – Sat 23 – Mon 25 – Wed 27 – Fri 29 – Sat 30

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

JANUARY 2021

 

MORE INFO

www.italianoperataormina.com

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

 

Alberto Urso

Tour 2020

Ancient Theatre, July 24th 2020 @ 9.00pm

 

Alberto Urso (born 1997) is an Italian tenor.

He won the eighteenth edition of the Italian talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi in May 2019. His debut album Solo was released on 10 May 2019.

 

TICKETS on ticketone.it
Stalls (Parterre): €SOLD OUT
Gallery: € 65,00
Upper circle (numbered seats): € 49,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 30,00

 

 

MORE INFO

www.facebook.com/albertoursoofficial

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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

Da Guarene all’Etna 2019- Boiling Projects

Photo Exhibition

ex Church Del Carmine and Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, February 22 to April 26 2020

 

The Foundation Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (of Guarene, a little town in north Italy) celebrates its 20 years with an exhibition of contemporary photography.

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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

 

Art House Cinema

Organised by Fondazione Taormina Arte and Regione Siciliana

Casa del Cinema (Corso Umberto n. 61) from February 20th to April 19th

Films are in Italian

Entrance: € 7,00 – Reduced (residents): € 5,00

 

A selection of films (in Italian) aiming to spread the cinematographic culture. Rare films, films reflecting the strong personality of their directors, intense and emotional films.

 

 

CALENDAR

February 20, Thursday @ 4.30pm – “Van Gogh – sulla soglia dell’eternità”

February 21, Friday @ 6.30pm – “Van Gogh – sulla soglia dell’eternità”

February 22, Saturday @ 8.30pm – “Van Gogh – sulla soglia dell’eternità”

February 28, Friday @ 4.30pm – “Il sacrificio del cervo sacro”

February 29, Saturday @ 6.30pm – “Il sacrificio del cervo sacro”

March 1, Sunday @ 8.30pm – “Il sacrificio del cervo sacro”

March 6, Friday @ 4.30pm – “Cold War”

March 7, Saturday @ 6.30pm – “Cold War”

March 8, Sunday @ 8.30pm – “Cold War”

March 13, Friday @ 4.30pm – “Perfetti conosciuti”

March 14, Saturday @ 6.30pm – “Perfetti conosciuti”

March 15, Sunday @ 8.30pm – “Perfetti conosciuti”

March 20, Friday @ 4.15pm – “Tutti lo sanno”

March 21, Saturday @ 6.30pm – “Tutti lo sanno”

March 22, Sunday @ 9.00pm – “Tutti lo sanno”

March 27, Friday @ 4.30pm – “Indivisibili”

March 28, Saturday @ 6.30pm – “Indivisibili”

March 29, Sunday @ 8.30pm – “Indivisibili”

April 3, Friday @ 4.15pm – “Se la strada potesse parlare”

April 4, Saturday @ 6.30pm – “Se la strada potesse parlare”

April 5, Sunday @ 8.45pm – “Se la strada potesse parlare”

April 17, Friday @ 4.15pm – “Cafarnao – Caos e miracoli”

April 18, Saturday @ 6.30pm – “Cafarnao – Caos e miracoli”

April 19, Sunday @ 8.45pm – “Cafarnao – Caos e miracoli”

 

View the press release (in Italian)

 

MORE INFO

Fondazione Taormina Arte > info@taoarte.it – T +39 391 746 2146

 

WHERE TO STAY

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

MEET JEZZ

5th edition 2020

Excelsior Palace Hotel (Via Toselli, 8) and Casa Cuseni (via Leonardo da Vinci, 5) @ 5.00pm

 

Tea time is included in the ticket price

During these 4 meetings, Maestro Nello Toscano will present 4 different jazz instruments.

 

 

MORE INFO

www.facebook.com/TaorminaJazzFestival

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

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 2020

JANUARY

January 1 – Corricapodanno a Taormina and 45th Dip in the Mediterranean Sea – “Chico Scimone Trophy” – Beach of Villagonia @8.00am

January 1 – Award ceremony of the running event “Corricapodanno Taormina” – Piazza IX aprile @10.00am

January 1 – Bagpipers along the streets of the town centre

January 1 – New Year Concert by the Taormina Plectrum Orchestra – Congress Hall @7.30pm

January 1/8 – Exhibition “White Noise” – Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

January 1/15 – Exhibition “Von Gloeden, Taormina e il Mediterraneo” –  ex Del Carmine Church

January 1 / March 8 – Exhibition “The stars of Taormina” – Casa del Cinema

January 1 / April 18 – Exhibition “Icons. Tradition/Contemporariness” – ex Church of Sant’Agostino

January 1 – Living Nativity Scene of Trappitello – Trappitello

January 2 – Living Nativity Scene of Trappitello – Trappitello

January 3 – Music performance by Sandro di Bernardo & RainFaces – Congress Hall @6.30pm

January 4 – Living Nativity Scene of Trappitello – Trappitello

January 5 – Living Nativity Scene of Trappitello – Trappitello

January 6 – Bagpipers along the streets of the town centre

January 6 – Living Nativity Scene of Trappitello – Trappitello

January 10 – Taormina meets the Sicilian Photography – Bucarest e i segreti sotterranei by Samuele Formichetti

January 24 – Taormina meets the Sicilian Photography – Suddenly by Peppe Gambino

FEBRUARY

February 11 / March 8 – Exhibition “The stars of Taormina” – Casa del Cinema

February 1 / April 18 – Icons. Tradition/Contemporariness – ex Church of Sant’Agostino

February 1 – Meet Jazz: The piano – Excelsior Palace Hotel

February 7 – Taormina meets the Sicilian Photography – in-CONTRO-al-LA-LUCE and Allusiva by Enrico La Bianca and Attilio Scimone

February 15 – Spazio al Sud – Book launch of “Teorema Sicilia

February 20 – Art house cinema – “Van Gogh – sulla soglia dell’eternità” – Casa del Cinema

February 21 / April 26 – Ehibition “Da Guarene all’Etna” – ex church Del Carmine and Palazzo Duchi

February 21 – Taormina meets the Sicilian Photography – Antologia in bianco e nero Enrico Borrometi

February 21 – Art house cinema – “Van Gogh – sulla soglia dell’eternità” – Casa del Cinema

February 22 – Meet Jazz: The guitar – Excelsior Palace Hotel

February 22 – Art house cinema – “Van Gogh – sulla soglia dell’eternità” – Casa del Cinema

February 28 – Art house cinema – “Il sacrificio del cervo sacro” – Casa del Cinema

February 29 – Spazio al Sud – Book launch of “L’uomo senza inverno”

February 29 – Art house cinema – “Il sacrificio del cervo sacro” – Casa del Cinema

 

MARCH

March 1/8 – Exhibition “The stars of Taormina” – Casa del Cinema

March 1 / April 18 – Exhibition “Icons. Tradition/Contemporariness” – ex Church of Sant’Agostino

March 1 / April 26 – Ehibition “Da Guarene all’Etna” – Palazzo Duchi S. Stefano, ex church Del Carmine

March 1 – Art house cinema – “Il sacrificio del cervo sacro” – Casa del Cinema

March 6 – Art house cinema – “Cold War” – Casa del Cinema

March 7 – Art house cinema – “Cold War” – Casa del Cinema

March 8 – Art house cinema – “Cold War” – Casa del Cinema

March 13 – Art house cinema – “Perfetti conosciuti” – Casa del Cinema

March 14 – Meet Jazz: The bass – Casa Cuseni

March 14 – Art house cinema – “Perfetti conosciuti” – Casa del Cinema

March 15 – Art house cinema – “Perfetti conosciuti” – Casa del Cinema

March 20 – Art house cinema – “Tutti lo sanno” – Casa del Cinema

March 21 – Spazio al Sud – Book launch of “Vita sognata e Sogni vissuti

March 21 – Art house cinema – “Tutti lo sanno” – Casa del Cinema

March 22 – Art house cinema – “Tutti lo sanno” – Casa del Cinema

March 27 – Art house cinema – “Indivisibili” – Casa del Cinema

March 28 – Art house cinema – “Indivisibili” – Casa del Cinema

March 29 – Art house cinema – “Indivisibili” – Casa del Cinema

 

APRIL

April 1/18 – Icons. Tradition/Contemporariness – ex Church of Sant’Agostino

April 1/26 – Ehibition “Da Guarene all’Etna” – ex church Del Carmine

April 3 – Art house cinema – “Se la strada potesse parlare” – Casa del Cinema

April 4 – Meet Jazz: The sax – Casa Cuseni

April 4 – Art house cinema – “Se la strada potesse parlare” – Casa del Cinema

April 4 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

April 5 – Art house cinema – “Se la strada potesse parlare” – Casa del Cinema

April 11 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

April 17 – Art house cinema – “Cafarnao – Caos e miracoli” – Casa del Cinema

April 18 – Spazio al Sud – Book launch of “La Storia dei Siculi fin dalla loro origine

April 18 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

April 18 – Art house cinema – “Cafarnao – Caos e miracoli” – Casa del Cinema

April 19 – Art house cinema – “Cafarnao – Caos e miracoli” – Casa del Cinema

April 25 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

 

 

MAY

May 1 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 2 – 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 9 – Spazio al Sud – Book launch of “Il pozzo delle Tre Lune

May 9 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 11 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 13 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 14 – Giro d’Italia – Stage of the Giro d’Italia in Chianchitta (periferical part of Taormina and Giardini Naxos)

May 15 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

May 16 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

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 23 – 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 30 – Italian Opera Taormina – San Giorgio Theatre

 

JUNE

June 18/22 – TAOBUK – Taormina Book Festival – 10° edition “L’entusiasmo” – Various locations

June 28 / July 4 – Taormina Film Fest – Ancient Theatre and other locations

 

JULY

July 18 – Simple Minds – Ancient Theatre

July 24 – Alberto Urso – Ancient Theatre

July 25 – Coez – Ancient Theatre

July 31 – Ficarra e Picone – Ancient Theatre

 

AUGUST

August 1 – Ficarra e Picone – Ancient Theatre

August 2 – Ficarra e Picone – Ancient Theatre

August 4 – Mika – Ancient Theatre

August 8 – Ben Harper And The Innocent Criminals

August 29 – Daniele Silvestri – Ancient Theatre

SEPTEMBER

September 4 – Il Volo – Ancient Theatre

September 5 – Il Volo – Ancient Theatre

September 19 – Pintus – Ancient Theatre

 

 

 

WHERE TO STAY

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

Natale… e dintorni

Church of Santa Caterina, Saturday December 28th @7.00pm

Free entrance

 

Christmas concert with:

Laura Lo Re > voice

Antonello Tonna > piano

Dario Miano > Sax

 

The trio will perform traditional Christmas melodies and other songs filled with the themes of love friendship and peace. Here some titles: Let it snow, Jingle bells, White Christmas, The Christmas song, Imagine, That’s what friend are for, The Greatest Love of All, and many others

 

 

MORE INFO

Laura Lo Re – www.facebook.com/laura.l.re

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

BAZ

alias Roberto Bazzoni

in “La verità rende single”

(EVENT IN ITALIAN)

Taormina Congress Hall, Saturday 28th December 2019 @8.30pm

Entrance: € 22,00

Tickets (numbered seats) online on boxol.it

 

Marco “BAZ” Bazzoni (born 1979) is an Italian comedian, actor, singer and popular radio host.

 

 

MORE INFO

www.baz.it – www.facebook.com/BAZmarcobazzoni

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

“Alligrativi Pastura”

Sounds, melodies and verses of the Sicilian Christmas

Odeon of Taormina on 27th and 28th December 2019 @11.30am

Free entrance

 

A special concert organised by Taormina Arte Foundation and Kiklos Association

 

Click HERE to view the Italian press release

 

DUO ANTIQUO
Pinello Drago: voice, guitar and flutes
Benjamin Pouzadoux: hurdy-gurdy (ghironda) >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurdy-gurdy

• PASTORALE (Bernardo Storace, 17° century)
• PASTUREDDA (traditional, Nebrodi area in north-east Sicily)
• I TRI RE DI L’URIENTI (traditional, Nebrodi area in north-east Sicily)
• SUITE DE SCOTTICH (traditional, French area)
• LI PAZZI SENSI MEI (lyrics of Tommaso Aversa – 17° cent., music by Pinello Drago, not registered)
• SUITE DE BOUREE’ (traditional, French area)

 

I MANDOLINI DEI NEBRODI
Aurelio Indaimo: voice and guitar
Calogero Emanuele: mandolin and mandola
Franco Montagna: mandolin and clarinet
Sebastiano Montagna: guitar
Nino Milia: guitar
Daniela Giaimo: transverse flute
Billy Nocifora: accordion

• NINNAREDDA (traditional, Nebrodi area in north-east Sicily)
• PASTORALE NASCIU LU BMBINEDDU (Francesco Paolo Frontini, 19th cent.)
• CONTRODDANZA (traditional, Nebrodi area in north-east Sicily)
• A CASTANIOTA (traditional, Nebrodi area in north-east Sicily)
• A LA NOTTI DI NATALI (traditional, Nebrodi area in north-east Sicily)
• SUSI PASTURI (traditional, Nebrodi area in north-east Sicily)
• NATU GIA’ LU GRAN MISSIA (traditional, Nebrodi area in north-east Sicily)
• NUVENA DI MISSINA (traditional, Peloritani area in east Sicily)

 

DUO FREE
Santi Scarcella: voice and piano
Gemino Calà: flutes

• NUVENA (traditional, Peloritani area in east Sicily, arrangement by Gemino Calà)
• PASTORALE MESSINESE (traditional, Peloritani area in east Sicily, arrangement by Gemino Calà)
• TORTORICIANA (traditional, Tortorici area in north-east Sicily, arrangement by Gemino Calà)
• BLUES (Santi Scarcella)
• TRAMONTI DI SICILIA (Santi Scarcella)
• CIURI CIURI JAZZ (Santi Scarcella)

 

MORE INFO

Fondazione Taormina Arte > Infoline (mobile) + 0039 391 746 2146
www.taormina-arte.com – info@taormina-arte.com

 

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta

 

Living Presepe – Living Nativity Scene

… e la Luce brillò… Venite e vedete!

16th edition – 2019

From December 26th 2019 to January 6th 2020

Parrocchia Sacro Cuore di Gesù –Trappitello,  Taormina (ME)

FREE ENTRANCE

The presepe will be held in case of rain too.

 

During Christmas time in Italy, you are bound to come across cribs in homes and piazzas all over the country. Many cities also have a living crib, or a living nativity scene. It is thought that St. Francis hosted the first living nativity scene in 1223, sparking a tradition that continues in Italy to this day. Beginning on Christmas day, and running until January 6th, towns throughout Italy hold pageants to re-act the night of Jesus’ birth. Actors portray Mary, Joseph, the three Magi and other biblical figures from the gospel.

In Trappitello, peripherical area of Taormina, every year in Chrismas time, a Living Crib with more than 200 “actors” and “walk-ons” is organised. It is one of the most appreciated living cribs of Sicily counting 22.000/25.000 people visiting the event every year.

The location set is the huge garden of the old small church of Santa Venera with impressive old buildings such as an oil mill, a millstone, a mallet and a windmill.  While in a secluded and evocative place the Capanna della Natività is located, where the Holy Child is welcomed and warmed by the love of his parents, Maria and Giuseppe, and by a docile ox and a tender donkey.
In fact there are many and various animals “working” as extras in the crib – among which a majestic camel stands out.

On January 6th, according to tradition, the Three Wise Men (the Three Kings) will enter “Bethlehem”, bringing their gifts to Baby Jesus: gold, frankincense and myrrh.

At the exit of the Living Nativity there is the possibility to visit the ancient Church of S. Venera, admire a rich exhibition of Holy Jesus and taste typical products of our tradition.

 

Opening hours:
– 26 December – 5.00pm / 9.00pm
– 27 Dicembre – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
– 29 Dicembre – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
– 30 Dicembre – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
– 1 January – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
– 2 January – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
– 4 January – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
– 5 January – 5.00pm / 9.00pm
– 6 January – 5.00pm / 9.00pm

 

How to get there:  Motorway A18 Messina/Catania, exit Taormina, Direction SS. 185 (statal road, blu sign),  500 metres from the motorway exit.
More info: T. +39 0942/50210 – M. +39 339/8320324 and +39 349/4289961 – presepetrappitello@gmail.com

FB: Presepe Vivente di Trappitello
#presepetrappitello

 

 

Where to stay

Hotel La Pensione SvizzeraHotel Villa SchulerHotel Villa DucaleHotel Villa Carlotta