Opera and Ballet 2019-2020

Opera & Ballet | 3-20 October 2019

Les pêcheurs de perles

by Georges Bizet
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 & Ballet | 15-29 October 2019

Tosca

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 | 6-10 November 2019

The Taming of the Shrew

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 | 14-17 November 2019

Fuego

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 | 10-22 December 2019

Carmen

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 | 29-31 December 2019

Roberto Bolle and Friends

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 | 15-24 January 2020

Die Zauberflöte

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Like all the classics, this is an opera that has never finished saying what it has to say. A fairy tale, a journey of initiation, a Masonic opera, a story about love and power: Mozart's last composition for theater achieves a perfect mix of sublime and funny.
Opera & Ballet | 21-28 January 2020

Violanta

by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
A compelling single act set in Renaissance Venice written by a "musical genius" - Mahler's words  - who was only eighteen 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 | 12-22 February 2020

Nabucco

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 | 11-22 March 2020

La bohème

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 | 8-19 April 2020

La damnation de Faust

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 | 10-18 April 2020

Matthäus-Passion

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 | 8-24 May 2020

Don Pasquale

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 | 16-20 May 2020

The Wizard of Oz

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 | 9-21 June 2020

Simon Boccanegra

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 | 13-20 June 2020

Il barbiere di Siviglia

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 | 30 June-5 July 2020

My Fair Lady

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.