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Refunds and Exchanges
Tickets purchased at retail outlets must be returned or exchanged at the same location between July 28th and August 20; you can change the ticket for the event of August 1st: Die Fledermaus Galà – Il Pipistrello (The Bat)

 

Taormina, Greek Theatre, 9.00pm

Wiener Blut Gala – Viennese Blood

 

Wiener Blut is a comic operetta in three acts by Johann Strauss II the Younger, named after the “Wiener Blut” waltz by Strauss himelf. Libretto by Victor Léon and Leo Stein, arrangement by Adolf Müller. The operetta was first performed on 22 April 1873.

The Wiener Blut Gala is a short edition of the original work, a mèlange of the best passages of the operetta performed by the Wiener Operettensommer.

Tickets available on boxol.it

Parterre: € 38,00 – Non-numbered tiers: € 25,00

 

 

 

 

Taormina Greek Theatre

Die Fledermaus Galà – Il Pipistrello (The Bat)

Die Fledermaus (The Bat) is a delicious farce operetta composed by Johann Strauss II in 1874 to a German libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée.

Tickets available on ticketone.it and boxol.it

Parterre: € 38,00 – Non-numbered tiers € 25,00

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

Act 1 See German text

Eisenstein’s apartment – Gabriel von Eisenstein has been sentenced to eight days in prison for insulting an official, partially due to the incompetence of his attorney, Dr. Blind. Adele, Eisenstein’s maid, receives a letter from her sister, who is in the company of the ballet, inviting her to Prince Orlofsky’s ball. She pretends the letter says that her aunt is very sick, and asks for a leave of absence (“My sister Ida writes to me”). Falke, Eisenstein’s friend, arrives to invite him to the ball (Duet: “Come with me to the souper”). Eisenstein bids farewell to Adele and his wife Rosalinde, pretending he is going to prison (Terzett: “Oh dear, oh dear, how sorry I am”) but really intending to postpone jail for one day and have fun at the ball.
After Eisenstein leaves, Rosalinde is visited by her lover, the singing teacher Alfred, who serenades her (“Dove that has escaped”). Frank, the governor of the prison, arrives to take Eisenstein to jail, and finds Alfred instead. In order not to compromise Rosalinde, Alfred agrees to pretend to be Eisenstein and to accompany Frank. (Finale, drinking song: “Happy is he who forgets” followed by Rosalinde’s defence when Frank arrives: “In tête-à-tête with me so late,” and Frank’s invitation: “My beautiful, large bird-cage”).

 

Act 2 See German text

A summer house in the Villa Orlovsky – It turns out that Falke, with Prince Orlofsky’s permission, is orchestrating the ball as a way of getting revenge on Eisenstein. The previous winter, Eisenstein had abandoned a drunken Falke dressed as a bat (and thus explaining the opera’s title) in the center of town, exposing him to ridicule the next day. As part of his scheme, Falke has invited Frank, Adele, and Rosalinde to the ball as well. Rosalinde pretends to be a Hungarian countess, Eisenstein goes by the name “Marquis Renard,” Frank is “Chevalier Chagrin,” and Adele pretends she is an actress.
The ball is in progress (Chorus: “A souper is before us”) and the Prince welcomes his guests (“I love to invite my friends”). Eisenstein is introduced to Adele, but is confused as to who she really is because of her striking resemblance to his maid. (“My lord marquis,” sometimes referred to as “Adele’s Laughing Song” or “The Laughing Song”).
Then Falke introduces the disguised Rosalinde to Eisenstein (Csárdás: “Sounds from home”). During an amorous tête-à-tête, she succeeds in extracting a valuable watch from her husband’s pocket, something which she can use in the future as evidence of his impropriety. (Watch duet: “My eyes will soon be dim”). In a rousing finale, the company celebrates (The Drinking song: “In the fire stream of the grape”; followed by the canon: “Brothers, brothers and sisters”; the polka “Unter Donner und Blitz”, and the waltz finale, “Ha, what joy, what a night of delight”).

 

Act 3 – See German text

In the prison offices of Governor Frank – The next morning they all find themselves at the prison where the confusion increases and is compounded by the jailer, Frosch, who has profited by the absence of the prison director to become gloriously drunk.
Adele arrives to obtain the assistance of the Chevalier Chagrin (Melodrama; Couplet of Adele: “If I play the innocent peasant maid”) while Alfred wants nothing more than to get out of jail. Knowing of Eisenstein’s trickery, Rosalinde wants to begin an action for divorce, and Frank is still intoxicated.
Frosch locks up Adele and her sister Ida, and the height of the tumult arrives when Falke appears with all the guests of the ball and declares the whole thing is an act of vengeance for the “Fledermaus”. (Trio between Rosalinde, Eisenstein, Alfred: “A strange adventure”). Everything is amicably arranged (with Eisenstein blaming the intoxicating effects of champagne for his act of infidelity and Orlofsky volunteering to support Adele’s artistic career), but Eisenstein is compelled to serve his full term in jail (Finale, “Oh bat, oh bat, at last let thy victim escape”).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taormina. Valentina Lisitsa is a Ukrainian-born classical pianist. Lisitsa resides in North Carolina in the USA. She is among the most frequently viewed pianists on YouTube.
She started playing the piano at the age of three, performing her first solo recital at the age of four.
Despite her early disposition to music, her dream at that point was to become a professional chess player.
Lisitsa has followed a truly unique path to success, launching her career via social media, without initially signing to a tour promoter or record company.

Tickets available on ticketone.it and boxol.it

Parterre and Stands (numbered): € 28,00
Tiers (non-numbered): € 18,00 

 

 

 

 

Taormina Greek Theatre

 July 25th 2012 

An acoustic evening with Ben Harper. The first-ever Ben Harper acoustic headlining tour.

He will be performing songs from throughout his career — from his 1994 debut, Welcome to the Cruel World, to his latest album, Give Till It’s Gone.

Pre-sale tickets will be available to the general public this Friday, March 23 at 10:00am on www.ticketone.it

 

 

 

 

Source: www.benharper.com 

 

 

Taormina Greek Theatre

Ficarra & Picone in “Apriti Cielo”

 

 

 

 

Salvatore Ficarra and Valentino Picone are an Italian comedy duo who work on stage, film, television and books as Ficarra e Picone who strated performing on 1993.
In 2000 Ficarra e Picone made their film debut and two years later they made the first film as main actors, Nati stanchi. In 2007 they debuted as directors alongside Gianbattista Avellino with the film “Il 7 e l’8”, for which they were nominated to David di Donatello for Best New Director and to Silver Ribbon in the same category.

Back on tour, Ficarra&Picome will perform twice in the stunning location of Taormina.

Tickets available on tickettando.it

Parterre and Stands: € 32,00
Tiers: € 24,00
Non-numbered tiers: € 17,00

 

 

 

www.sting.com

 

Taormina Greek Theatre

July 13th 2012

 

Tickets still available on boxol.it and livenation.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

66th edition of the Nastri D’Argento Cinema Award

Taormina Greek Theatre – 8.30 pm

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).

 

Tickets available on ticketone.it

Parterre: € 30,00 – Stands: € 20,00 – Non-numbered tiers € 12,00

 

The Greek Theatre of TaorminaThe main awards are:

    Nastro d’Argento Best Director (since 1946)
    Nastro d’Argento Best Actor (since 1946)
    Nastro d’Argento Best Actress (since 1946)
    Nastro d’Argento Best supporting Actor
    Nastro d’Argento Best supporting Actress
    Nastro d’Argento Best Score (since 1947)
    Nastro d’Argento Best Comedy (since 2009)
    Nastro d’Argento Best Producer (since 1954)
    Nastro d’Argento Best Story
    Nastro d’Argento Best Script (since 1948)
    Nastro d’Argento Best Photography
    Nastro d’Argento Best Scenography
    Nastro d’Argento Best Costumes (since 1953)
    Nastro d’Argento Best European Film (since 2007)
    Nastro d’Argento Best Extraeuropean Film (since 2007)
    Nastro d’Argento Best Documentary
    Nastro d’Argento Best Short
    Nastro d’Argento Best 3D-Film (since 2010)

Taormina Media Award “Wolfang Goethe” – 2nd Edition

An international journalism award dedicated to journalistic works on Taormina.

Four journalistic awards, each of € 5.000,00 (five thousands) euros will be granted to authors of either articles or television progammes on Taormina published/broadcasted between December 1, 2011 and April 15, 2012.
See detailed regulations (in English).

The award ceremony will be held at the old Greek Thetre.

The four awards are named after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, André Gide, Edmondo De Amicis and Roger Peyrefitte, artists who often visited Taormina.

Winners of last years were:

– the ‘Swedish Academy’s Nobel Literature, Kjell Espmark, for his article “Taormina svavar i mitt minne” on Svenska Dagbad considered a true song of Taormina;
See the Italian translation

Luigi La Spina for his article “De Amicis non solo Cuore anche reportage” on La Stampa“;

Patricia Eghelborn for her article “Models statt Mafia: Sizilien mal ganz nobel” on Die Welt;

– Paolo Valentino for his article “Taormina – “La granita dell’ultimo sole” on Corriere della Sera.

 

For more information: www.taorminamediaaward.it/

 

Greek Theatre, 9.00 pm

European Première – Brave in 3D

Tickets available at boxol.it – Parterre: € 12,00 / Non-numbered Tiers: € 8,00

The entire takings will be assigned to the earthquake victims of Haiti.

See the official trailer

 

Plot
Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In Brave, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and the signature Pixar humor enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
Source: http://pixar.wikia.com/Brave

 

 

 

Greek Theatre and Taormina Congress Hall

58th editon of the TAORMINA FILM FEST
Taormina Film Fest, a historic film festival, and Italy’s oldest, began in 1955. It is a competitive event screening film previews, independent features, documentaries, shorts and tributes to filmmakers of the past.

The Festival will be followed by the Nastri D’Argento award

 

LEAFLET (in Italian) – PROGRAM (in English) – PLAYBILL
–  June 23 – Greek Theatre, 9.00pm – Prémiere “The Brave” in 3D
Tickets available at boxol.it – Parterre: € 12,00 – Non-numbered Tiers: € 8,00

 

ABOUT
The Taormina Film Fest, which moved permanently to Taormina in 1971, has hosted over the years many stars of international cinema: Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, Sofia Loren, Cary Grant, Robert De Niro, Colin Firth, Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Tom Cruise, Melanie Griffith, Monica Bellucci, Oliver Stone and Antonio Banderas, among others.
The Festival is an “A” Festival in FIAP accreditation.

2012 Festival Sections:

• GRANDE CINEMA AT THE GREEK THEATRE

• SELECTION OF COMEDIES

• FOCUS RUSSIA

• TAORMINA ARTE AWARDS

• TAO CLASS

• CAMPUS TAORMINA

• RETROSPECTIVE OF CINEMA IN TAORMINA

• REVIEW ON THE NEW SICILIAN CINEMA