Greek Theatre, 9.30pm

Carmen (Ballett)

The Sleeping Beauty is a ballet in a prologue and three acts, first performed in 1890. The music was by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (his Opus 66). The score was completed in 1889, and is the second of his three ballets. The original scenario was conceived by Ivan Vsevolozhsky, and is based on Charles Perrault’s La Belle au bois dormant.
The ballet’s focus was undeniably on the two main conflicting forces of good (the Lilac Fairy) and evil (Carabosse); each has a leitmotif representing them, which run through the entire ballet, serving as an important thread to the underlying plot. Act III of the work, however, takes a complete break from the two motifs and instead places focus on the individual characters of the various court dances.

The Sleeping Beauty is Tchaikovsky’s longest ballet, lasting nearly four hours at full length – counting the intermissions. Without intermissions (as it appears on several CD sets), it lasts nearly three hours. It is nearly always cut.

The ballet at the Greek Theatre will be performed by Balletto del Sud company and will last 2 hours.
Choreography: Fredy Franzutti
Scene: Francesco Palma

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Parterre: € 50,00
Stands: € 45,00
Tiers: € 35,00 – Under 18/Over65 € 28,00
Non-numbered tiers: € 25,00 – Under 18/Over65 € 20,00



Greek Theatre, 9.30pm

Noa in concert

Known in Israel by her given name Achinoam Nini, Noa is Israel’s leading international concert and recording artist. Born in Tel- Aviv in 1969, Noa lived in NYC from age 2 until her return to Israel alone at the age of 17. Her family is originally from Yemen. After serving the mandatory two years in the Israeli Army in a military entertainment unit, Noa studied music at the Rimon School where she met her long-time partner and collaborator Gil Dor. Noa is married to Dr. Asher Barak and together they have 3 children, Ayehli and Enea and Yum. They live in Israel.
Noa’s strongest influences come from the singer-songwriters of the 60s, like Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. These musical and lyrical sensibilities, combined with Noa’s Yemenite roots and Gil Dor’s strong background in Jazz, Classical and Rock, have created Noa and Gil’s unique sound, manifested in hundreds of songs written and performed together. Noa plays percussion, guitar and piano.

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Parterre and Stands: € 33,00
Tiers: € 22,00
Non-numbered tiers: € 16,50


Greek Theatre, 9.30pm

Ivo Pogorelich plays Tchaikovsky

The croatian pianist is famous for his expressive way of playing the piano.
He was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, now Serbia, to a Croatian father and a Serbian mother.(Following the breakup of Yugoslavia, Pogorelić became a Croatian citizen. He received his first piano lessons when he was seven and attended the “Vojislav Vučković Music School” in Belgrade until he was 12, when he was invited to Moscow to continue his studies. Later he graduated from the Moscow Conservatory. In 1976 he began studying intensively with the Georgian pianist and teacher Aliza Kezeradze, who passed on to him the tradition of the Liszt–Siloti school. They were married from 1980 until her death in 1996.
He became famous for the prize he didn’t win. In 1980 he entered the International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw and was eliminated in the third round. One of the adjudicators, Martha Argerich, proclaimed him a “genius” and resigned from the jury in protest.
Pogorelich’s performances have often been controversial. His interpretations were well received by a large number of concert audiences, but not by some critics, who criticized him as a “musician of distortion and exaggeration”.
Following the death of his wife in 1996, Pogorelić stopped performing for several years, devoting himself to jewellery design. In the early 2000s he returned to the concert stage. Pogorelić currently resides in Lugano, Switzerland.

In Taormina he will perform Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Concert for Piano and Orchestra n. 1, op. 23
Capriccio italiano op. 45
E. Onegin
Polacca – Valzer

Mediterranea Chamber Orchestra – Director Joachim Jousse

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Non-numbered tiers: € 18,00



Previous Church del Carmine, August 4 – September 30 2012 – Panorami di luce
Duchi di S. Stefano Palace, August 4 – August 31 2012 – Viaggio a Taormina


From Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00am-1.00pm and 6.00pm-10.00pm

Tickets: € 5,00/3,00 – Ticket allows entrance to both exhibitions
Reduced tickets available. Ask your hotel!

Guided tours on request






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Giorgia in “Dietro le apparenze” live Tour 2012


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Parterre: € 69,00
Stands: € 69,00
Tiers: € 46,00
Non-numbered tiers: € 29,00










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.

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





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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.

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






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.

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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








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.

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