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OPERA, DANCE AND THEATER

Summer Edition 2017

Carmen
A new production by the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma of the classic opera by Bizet, with Carmen: Veronica Simeoni / Ketevan Kemoklidze (July 20, 27, 30, August 1, 4. Don José: Roberto Aronica / Andeka Gorrotxategui (July 20, 27, 30, August 1, 4). Escamillo: Alexander Vinogradov / Fabrizio Beggi (July 14, 27, 30, August 4) Michaëla: Rosa Feola / Roberta Mantegna * (August 1, 4). Notable in the first cast, Veronica Simeoni makes her Metropolitan Opera debut this season as Charlote in Werther. Roberto Aronica made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1998 as Alfredo in La Traviata and this season sings the role of Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. Russian bass Alexander Vinogradov performs with the Staatsoper Berlin, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bolshoi Theater Moscow and Teatro alla Scala Milan. And the young soprano Rosa Feola has already performed leading roles at the Opernhaus Zurich, Ravenna Festival, Teatro Regio Torino, Teatro Real Madrid, Salzburg Festival and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. The production is directed by Valentina Carrasco, who has collaborated with La Fura del Baus, the Barcelona-based company known for their urban theatre, use of unusual settings and blurring of the boundaries between audience and actor.  Performed in French with English and Italian supertitles.
Terme di Caracalla, Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 52
Sunday, July 30; Tuesday, August 1; Friday, August 4. All performances at 9 pm
€100-25 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

 

Tosca
The first cast of this production might be reason enough to see this Puccini classic again. In the title role, Tatiana Serjun, a favorite of Riccardo Muti is a consumate singing actress with a stunningly rich voice, capable of enormous nuance. She is a leading singer at the Marinsky in her native Saint Petersburg, Teatro alla Scala Milan, Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin. The Cavaradossi is Giorgio Berrugi, who performs at Teatro alla Scala Milano and the Royal Opera London.  And the Scarpia is Roberto Frontali, who performs leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Teatro alla Scala Milano, and the Wiener Staatsoper. Direction, set and costume design are by Pier Luigi Pizzi, one of the most esteemed artists in the opera world, who has worked with as worked at La Scala, the Burgtheater in Vienna, the Vienna State Opera, the Paris Opéra, the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, and the Arena di Verona. The conductor is Donato Renzetti of Teatro alla Scala and other major houses.
Terme di Caracall, Via della Terme di Caracalla, 52
Saturday, July 29; Thursday, August 3; Sunday, August 6.
All performances at 9 pm.
Performed in Italian with Italian and English supertitles.
€100-25 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

 

Nabucco
A revival of the popular production of Verdi's opera. Conducted by Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, directed by Federico Grazzini with Gevorg Hakobyan as Nabucco, Antonio Corianò  as Ismaele, Riccardo Zanellato as Zaccaria (Dario Russo August 9) and Csilla Boross as Abigaille (Rachele Stanisci August 9).
Friday, July 28; Wednesday, August 2; Saturday, August 5; Wednesday, Agust 9.
All performances at 9 pm.
Performed in Italian with Italian and English supertitles.
€100-25 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it




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