Set in the fascinating and enthralling Orient, among sinuous seaside dances and majestic temples, this is an extraordinary story of love and friendship woven around the figure of a charming priestess. Seductive music, embellished by great poetic lyrics, created by the future composer of Carmen.
Opera and Ballet 2019-2020
Opera & Ballet | October 3-20, 2019
by Georges Bizet
Opera & Ballet | October 15-29, 2019
by Giacomo Puccini
A tragedy of violent passions, a story of power and deceit, of female redemption – a woman who defeats a blackmailing policeman had never been seen in an opera before – of a woman who is overwhelmed by a fatal destiny. Puccini achieves a leap forward and creates a poignant masterpiece.
Opera & Ballet | November 6-10, 2019
by Dmitrij Šostakovič
A whole new ballet inspired by Shakespeare and created by the choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot, with his usual Apollonian and very refined taste, for the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Scenery and costumes of rare elegance for a ballet in which the classical matrix meets contemporary dance.
Opera & Ballet | November 14-17, 2019
by Manuel de Falla
The choreographer Antonio Gades and the director Carlos Saura are behind the creation of this full immersion in flamenco dance, inspired by De Falla's L'amour sorcier. A success lasting thirty years, this production is capable of innovating a captivating Iberian cultural tradition.
Opera & Ballet | December 10-22, 2019
by Georges Bizet
An opera about seduction with the roles inverted, almost a female Don Juan, Bizet's masterpiece transcends gender distinction in a perfect theatrical mechanism, with situations that embody profound and universal conflicts, such as the one between freedom and destiny.
Opera & Ballet | December 29-31, 2019
The icon of Italian ballet all over the world, Roberto Bolle, thanks to his talent, has created and introduced over time innovations into his brilliant galas, bringing together many marvelous étoiles in fabulous dance episodes: interpreters able to put in full relief the beauty of dance.
Opera & Ballet | January 15-24, 2020
by Domenico Cimarosa
A resounding success since its première, this title is the perfect link between the comic operas of Mozart and Rossini, on the one hand, and Romanticism on the other. Perfect in its hilarious plot twists and brilliant melodic vein, more than two centuries later, it shows no signs of aging.
Opera & Ballet | January 21-28, 2020
by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
A compelling single act set in Renaissance Venice written by a "musical genius" - Mahler's words - who was only seventeen in 1916. Late-romantic atmospheres painted by an excellent orchestrator for a scabrous story of love and death. Never before performed in Italy!
Opera & Ballet | February 12-22, 2020
by Giuseppe Verdi
The first triumph for Verdi, the composer who helped "make the Italians" even before Italy had been made. A drama of a clash between the populace, revolving around the ideal fulcrum of «Va’, pensiero», with a fundamental role for the chorus alongside the bel canto parts of the protagonists.
Opera & Ballet | March 11-22, 2020
by Giacomo Puccini
The enthusiasms, desires, loves, and disappointments of the most famous group of young people in the world of opera. And in the end, it is the nostalgia of youth that has always moved anyone who comes into contact with this wonderful opera, which had its world première at Teatro Regio in 1896.
Opera & Ballet | April 8-19, 2020
by Hector Berlioz
The triumph of the demonic but also the wonder of magic, of female enchantment, and of the sense of panic of nature. A mosaic of impressive musical richness that treats the Faustian myth without mediation, with a revolutionary dramaturgy, and a ruthless epilogue.
Opera & Ballet | April 10-18, 2020
by Johann Sebastian Bach
The twists of the Gospel story reveal a wide range of human feelings and situations, thanks to the music capable of amazing representative perspicuity. Like a sculpture that comes to life, a monument of musical history materializes on the stage.
Opera & Ballet | May 8-24, 2020
by Gaetano Donizetti
A comedy of misunderstandings with a strong sense of humour, in which one swiftly passes from sparkling euphoria to melancholy lyricism, from tenderness to malice, to farcical comedy. An opera by Donizetti in a state of grace, in his composition for both the voices and the orchestra.
Opera & Ballet | May 16-20, 2020
by Pierangelo Valtinoni
Based on the successful novel - immortalized by the movie, a great classic in the history of cinema directed by Victor Fleming and starring Judy Garland - a new, refined and engaging opera with a shimmer of swing, able to "speak" to any kind of audience.
Opera & Ballet | June 9-21, 2020
by Giuseppe Verdi
A fascinating opera with a historical background full of contrasts: between the public and private spheres, between the feelings of the heart and social norms, between great historical conflicts and individual events. Dominated by a dark tone and the prevalence of male voices, an elegant and experimental Verdi is hidden therein.
Opera & Ballet | June 13-20, 2020
by Gioachino Rossini
The comic opera par excellence, innervated by a frenetic and whirling vital impulse, an "organized chaos," as Stendhal said. A love story that is thwarted by an old man, which, a shrewd deus-ex-machina, includes the inimitable figure of the most famous factotum in the history of music.
Opera & Ballet | June 30-July 5, 2020
by Frederick Loewe
A wager resulting in love, an impossible love between teacher and student, against a background of bitter social contrasts and instances of female self-determination. On top of all this is the enthralling verve of one of the most famous and most performed musicals of all time.