Italy

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The Arena of today and tomorrow

While Cecilia Gasdia, Sovrintendente of the Fondazione Arena di Verona, is touring the major cities to present the 2024 programme of the famous Verona Arena Festival, the 2025 season has already been announced. 2024, the great Puccini year, will of course include the masterpieces Tosca, Turandot and a new Bohème, as well as the eagerly […]

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Ludovic Tézier double strikes in Verona

The Verona Arena Festival events have been announced with some exceptional Toscas, including the one on 30 August 2024 featuring Elena Stikhina, Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tézier in the role of the horrible Barone Scarpia. The superstar baritone has a surprise in store for lucky festival-goers where he performs as Amonasro in a deluxe Aida […]

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A full encore for La Gioconda in Naples!

A rare announcement: the famous Teatro San Carlo in Naples is adding an extra date to a series of performances. On Sunday 7 April 2024 at 5 p.m., lucky spectators in the capital of Campania will be able to attend an extra performance of La Gioconda starring Anita Rachvelishvili, Jonas Kaufmann, Ludovic Tézier and Anna […]

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The new Queen of the Arena

The Verona Arena Festival, to be held from June 8 to September 7, 2024, has just revealed the cast, but only of one production for the time being. Crowned Queen of Ice in Turandot in 2021, Queen of Egypt in Aida in 2022, Anna Netrebko confirms her place as the new muse of the world’s […]

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The days of Stéphane Lissner and Dominique Meyer are numbered

The Italian Council of Ministers and its far-right president Giorgia Meloni have passed a decree banning foreign superintendents of the country’s opera and symphony foundations from holding office past the age of 70, effective 10 June. In the firing line is Frenchman Stéphane Lissner, former director of La Scala in Milan and the Opéra national […]

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Riccardo Frizza does not forget

A regular guest of the Teatro Regio di Torino, the conductor Riccardo Frizza will conduct the Holocaust Memorial Day Concert on 27 January 2023 in Turin. In this regard, he states: “While remembrance of what happened is a universally shared legacy that is marked every year on this memorial day, I personally feel the need […]

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The unknowns of Puglia

The titles of the operas to be performed at the 48th edition of the Festival della Valle d’Itria have been revealed. As usual, the famous opera festival in Martina Franca, in the beautiful Italian region of Puglia, is offering little or no known works. From 19 July to 6 August 2022, the new artistic director […]

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Teatro La Fenice: opening of the 2021-2022 symphonic season

The 2021-2022 symphonic season of the iconic Teatro La Fenice in Venice is now open for sale on Music & Opera.  Discover the program and book your tickets today HERE. As a reminder, the ticketing for the 2021-2022 opera season of Teatro La Fenice is open on our website since July 27!   Photo : […]

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Brussels until 19 November, all of Italy until the 24th!

New sanitary measures impose the closure of public spaces. In Brussels and the Brussels-Capital Region, cultural events are banned from 26 October until 19 November 2020. Liège also announces the cancellation of its performances. In Italy, all performances in all cities until 24 November are suspended.   Photo : Teatro La Fenice en Italie © Shutterstock

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Macerata Festival still maintained in Italy!

Our colleagues from Opéra Magazine brings a good news from the Macerata Festival in the impressive arenas of the Sferisterio. With all health guarantees, Mozart’s Don Giovanni directed by Davide Livermore will be performed as annouced while a concert version of Verdi’s Il trovatore will take place. You can still book your tickets on M&O […]