Events 2017 in Taormina & Sicily

This is OUR REGULARLY UPDATED LIST OF EVENTS FOR TAORMINA AND SURROUNDINGS
Although we always double-check our different information sources, we cannot guarantee for all informations on the events listed.

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EVENTS 2017

We are constantly searching the internet and other sources in order to inform you as soon as possible about the most interesting events for Taormina, its surroundings and Sicily. For the year 2017 until now we found only a few events, which we listed below.

Attending one of the events inside Taormina’s famous Greek Theatre is surely one of the most beautiful experiences during a summertime stay in Taormina. From mid June until beginning of September lots of premium classical or pop concerts, opera and ballet performances use to attrack hundreds of spectators.

Regularly held markets: 

Monday to Saturday (8.00 t0 13.00 h)
Via Don Giovanni Minzoni – Taormina
Daily market charming small market hall with stands of fruits and vegetables, fresh fish, meat, cheese and flowers.

Every Wednesday (8.00 to 13.00 h)
Via Leonardo da Vinci – Via Wilhelm von Gloeden – Taormina
Weekly market with stands of clothes, shoes, household items, fruits, vegetables etc.

Every Saturday (8.00 to 13.00 h)
Rione Recanati – Giardini Naxos
Weekly market big market with a great selection of clothes, shoes and household items. Only few stands with fruits, cheeses and vegetables.

Daily except Sunday (5.00 to 12.00 h)
Fontana dell’Amenano and surrounding area – Catania
Mercato del Pesce Famous fish market with all the plentifulness the mediterranean sea offers, presented by enthusiastic market criers, or better: market singers. There are also stands with fruits, cheeses and vegetables and some good restaurants around.

EXHIBITIONS: 

July 20 to September 30
Palazzo Corvaja – Taormina
Van Gogh Multimedia Experience Life and artworks in a multimedial path, which transforms the spectator for about one hour into the world of the famous dutch painter, who did not sell one single painting during his lifetime. Installations and projections of photographies and videos showing the famous paintings of Vincent Van Gogh combined with quotations and excerpts from his letters to his brother Theo and music by the French impressionist composer Paul Dukas and by Johann Sebastian Bach. The opening of the exhibition takes place on July 20, at 19.00h and can be attended until 24.00 this very evening. Opening hours: July 21 to September 1: 10 to 14 h and 17 to 22 h, September 2 to 30: 10 to 20 h

Until July 30
Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano – Taormina
Pietro Angelo Maffei – Metaprospettive di scotomi dell’anima. Paintings and sculptures of the artist born in Catania, who in 2004 founded the Metaprospettivismo, which locates his artistic work between realism and the will to create confusion about reality, an invitation to the spectator to experience his own way of perceiving a picture or a sculpture, to travel into its deep structures. Maffei is also known for his poetic works.
Opening hours: every day until July 30, 10.00 to 13.00 and 16.00 alle 20.00 h

until October 1, 2017
Palazzo del Cinema – Corso Umberto 61, Taormina
Disegnatori di Sogni. Illustrators of Dreams. A collection of film posters of the last 100 years, by artists like Ballester, Capitani, Martinati, Brini and De Seta, Ciriello, Cesselon, Nano, Manno, Geleng, Avelli, Isaia, Nistri and Mos.
Info: taormina-arte.com

until November 11, 2017
Galleria Civia Montevergini – Via S. Lucia alla Badia, Ortigia, Siracusa
La Porta dei Sacerdoti (The Gate of the Priests) The Egyptian sarcophagi of Deir El-Bahari. The exhibition featrues precious artefacts from the Egyptian Collection of the Musées Royeaux d’Art et d’Histoire of Brussels. All finds belong to a little-known period in Egyptian civilisation (1070-900 BC). Deir El-Bahari or “The Gate of the Priests” was an enormous common tomb dicovered in 1891. It contained no less than 450 coffins and mummy boards, als well as numerous funerary furnishings. Visitors will also be able to observe the restauration of some sarcophagi first hand thanks to a 16 m long high-tech crystal Laboratory Module built by the European Institute of Restauration for carrying out work in front of the public. Opening hours: until April 30 Tuesday to Friday 10.00 to 18.00 h, Saturday and Sunday 10.00 to 20.00 h, closed on Monday
May 1 to 31: Tuesday to Friday 10.00 to 18.00 h, Saturday and Sunday 10.00 to 22.00 h, closed on Monday
June 1 to August 31: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 to 23.00 h, closed on Monday
September 1 to November 11: Tuesday to Friday 10.00 to 18.00 h, Saturday and Sunday 10.00 to 20.00 h, closed on Monday. Infos: laportadeisacerdoti.com

all year
Convento Agostiniano – Forza d’Agrò
CioccolArtSicily a sweet trip to Sicilian art and history. Sculptures, related to famous Sicilian artworks (such as the “Venus of Morgantina”) made from chocolate.
Opening hours:  until November 2 daily 10 to 14.30 h and 15.30 to 19.30 h – November 3 to March 31, 2017: Saturday and Sunday 10 to 17.00 h.
Info. www.cioccolartsicily.it

all year
Chiesa San Francesco di Paola – Taormina
Christmas Crib by Giovanni Panarello. Permanent exhibition.
Opening hours daily 16.30 to 20.00 h

EVENTS 2 0 1 7

JULY 2017

July 1 (20.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Nastri D’Argento 2017Silver Ribbon Awards 2017 Gala. The reknowned and historic film award given by the SNGCI, the union of the Italian cinema journalists.
Info: www.taormina-arte.com and www.cinegiornalisti.com

July 1 to 9, daily (20.30 h)
Teatro Greco – Siracusa
Le Rane (The Frogs), comedy written by Aristophanes, telling the story of Dionysus who, despairing of the state of Athens’ tragedians, travels to Hades to bring the playwright Euripides back from the dead. He brings along his slave Xanthias, who is smarter and braver than Dionysus. Dionysus routinely makes critical errors, forcing Xanthias to improvise in order to protect his master and prevent Dionysus from looking incompetent.
Infos and tickets: indafondazione.org and vivaticket.it

July 2 (8.30 – 12.30 h)
Corso Umberto and Piazza IX Aprile – Taormina
34° Raduno Alfa Romeo. Rally and exhibition of 60 historic and modern Alfa Romeo
Info: sicilyalfaclub.org

July 2 (21.00h)
Teatro Greco Romano – Catania
American Movies Tribute. A tribute to the most beautiful soundtracks of reknowed holiwood films, performed by the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania, conducted by Carmen Faillà.
Info: teatromassimobellini.it

July 3, 5 and 7 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. Arias from some of the most famous Operas by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini.
Info: italianoperataormina.com

July 5 (20.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
La Bohème Opera by Giacomo Puccini. A new staging directed by Enrico Castiglione, performed by the Opera Choir and Orchestra of the Taormina Opera Festival, conducted by Li Xincao and Karen Gardeazabal (Mimi), Massimo Giordano (Roberto) and Bing Bing Wang (Musetta). The evening will be shown in a live broadcast in a number of cinemas all over Europe, America and Asia.
Infos and tickets: taormina-arte.com and boxol.it

July 6 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
La Bohème Opera by Giacomo Puccini. A new staging directed by Enrico Castiglione, performed by the Opera Choir and Orchestra of the Taormina Opera Festival, conducted by Li Xincao and Karen Gardeazabal (Mimi), Massimo Giordano (Roberto) and Bing Bing Wang (Musetta).
Infos and tickets: taormina-arte.com and boxol.it

July 6 to 9 
Palazzo dei Congressi and various locations – Taormina
TaorminaFilmFest 2017 63rd Edition. The TaorminaFilmFest in the years before has seen many ups and downs, but always tried to attire the big films and stars, to be a spectacular celebration of film. Film premieres and screenings of  films in competition alternate with workshops, lectures and side events full of elegant attire. This time the festival has compeltely changed its attitude, focussing more on Italian films and documentaries and on quality.  
Info and full program: www.taorminafilmfest.it

July 8 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Zubin Mehta conducts the Symphony No. 9  in D minor, Op. 125, also known as “The Choral” by Ludwig van Beethoven, universally considered to be one of Beethoven’s greatest works. Performed by the Choir and Orchestra of the Teatro Massimo Bellini Palermo. Soprano: Julianna Di Giacomo, Mezzo-Soprano: Lilly Jørstad, Tenor: Michael Schade, Basso: Wilhelm Schwinghammer.
Info: facebook.com/anfiteatrosicilia/ and teatromassimo.it/calendario/concerti/mehta-beethoven.html

July 9 (20.30 h)
Palazzo dei Congressi – Taormina
TaorminaFilmFest 2017 63rd Edition. Closing night with the screening of  the documentary La Mia Battaglia by Franco Marecso (Italy 2017, 30′, original with English subtitles) the movie Good Time by Benny and Joshua Safdie (USA 2017, 100′, original with Italian subtitles) and Dog Eat Dog by Paul Schrader (USA 2016, 93′). 
Info and full program: www.taorminafilmfest.it

July 9 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Hollywood Movie Music a tribute to the most famous composers of film music, performed by the Orchestra of  the Bellini Festival and the Haffner Orchestra, conducted by Antonella Fiorino. On the program compositions by Ennio Morricone, Mark Isham, Leonard Bernstein and others, featuring famous films such as „Once upon a time”,”Cinema Paradiso”, “Forest Gump”, “La vita è bella”, “The Godfather”, “Westsidestory” etc.)
Info and tickets: ctbox.it

July 10, 12 and 14 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. Arias from some of the most famous Operas by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini.
Info: italianoperataormina.com

July 9 (21.00h)
Teatro Greco Romano – Catania
Rapsodia Satanica. An evening focussed on the screening of the silent movie by Nino Oxilla and the live performance of the soundtrack wirtten by Pietro Mascagni and performed by the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania, conducted by Marcello Panni.
Info: teatromassimobellini.it

July 15 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Carmen Ballet after the music by Georges Bizet,  performed by the Company Josè Perez and the Orchestra Teatro Massimo Bellini, choreography by Agnese Omodei and Federico Veratti.
Info and tickets:  boxol.it

July 15 to 22
Various locations – Taormina
Taomoda Taormina fashion week under the patronage of the Nation Chamber of italian Fashion.
Info:  taorminamoda.it

July 17, 19 and 21 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. Arias from some of the most famous Operas by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini.
Info: italianoperataormina.com

July 19 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Kasabian the british rock band form Leicester in concert. The band’s music is often described as “indie rock”, but guitarrist and vocalist Sergio Pizzorno has said he “hates indie bands” and does not feel Kasabian fit into that category.
Info and tickets: www.kasabian.co.uk and www.ticketone.it

July 20 (19.00h)
Palazzo Corvaja – Taormina
Opening of the exhibition Van Gogh Multimedia Experience with among others the actor Bruno Torrisi and the soprano Marianna Cappellani. On this evening the exhibition is open until 24.00 h. For further informations see also our section EXHIBITIONS.

July 21 (21.00h)
Teatro Greco Romano – Catania
Amleto figlio di Amleto. An adaption of the play “La tragédie d’Hamlet” by Peter Brook, directed by Andrea Elodie Moretti. With among others: Pietro Anastasi, Cecilia delle Fratte, Gabriele Finzi, Dario Impicciatore and Elena Tagliagambe.

July 21 to 23 (20.30 h)
Piazzale Monti Rossi – Nicolosi (CT)
Zanne Festival 2017 Rock, Arts and Nature Festival. Don’t miss this festival, program with great international indie rock bands. Day 1, July 21: Einstürzende Neubauten, Of Montreal, Fufanu and H.Grimace. Bands of the following days: July 22: Air, Fujya & Miyagi, The Liminanas, July 23: Soulwax, Ulrika Spacek, The Mystery Lights.
Info and tickets: www.zannefestival.com

July 22 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Gala Taomoda Award the finishing evening of the Taormina fashion week “taomoda” under the patronage of the National Chamber of Italien Fashion.
Info:  taormina-arte.com

July 22 (21.00h)
Teatro Greco Romano – Catania
The Brass Group. founded in 1974 in Palermo by the pianist Ignatius Garsia, the Brass Group now is one of the major nationwide jazz formations.
Info: thebrassgroup.it

July 23 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
NEK Filippo Neviani, known by his stage name Nek, is an Italian singer-songwriter and musician. Nek is popular in Italy and throughout the Spanish-speaking world, and has performed and released most of his albums in both Italian and Spanish.
Infos and tickets:  taormina-arte.com, ticketone.it and boxol.it

July 23 (21.00 h to 24.00 h)
Villa Romana del Casale – Piazza Armerina
Suoni e Luci alla Villa del Casale Sounds and Lights, projections, actors, musicians and acrobats create an atmosphere of the villa as it could have been in roman times. More performances: July 30, August 13 and 20 (21.00 h to 24.00 h).
Info: anfiteatrosicilia.it

July 24 and 25 (in the evening)
Scalinata Maria del Monte – Caltagirone
La Scala Illuminata. The 142 steps of the Scalinata di Santa Maria del Monte in Caltagirone are illuminated hundreds of small olive oil lights to create a polychromatic pattern with an effect of great beauty. The July event is celebrated in honour of San Giacomo, the patron saint of Caltagirone. There will be another event on August 14 and 15 in honour of Saint Maria del Ponte.
Info: lascalailluminata.it

July 24, 26 and 28 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. Arias from some of the most famous Operas by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini.
Info: italianoperataormina.com

July 26 to 30
Piazza Mercato del Pesce – Trapani
Stragusto 9th edition of the festival celebrating the street food of Mediterranean in the beautiful square of the Old Fish Market in Trapani. Annual big party of tastes, flavors, smells, colors, voices. An unmissable event for every food lover that offers visitors a great experience of Sicilian food. Also an occasion to get to know Trapani, the harbour city at the far west of Sicily with its beautiful baroque town center.
Info: stragusto.it/en/program/

July 26 and 29 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Don Quixote. Ballet composed by Ludwig Minkus (1869) performed by Emilio Barone, Silvio Liberto, Betrice Rancani, Ilaria Frazzetto and the Bellini Junior Ballet, choreography by Giusy Vittorino. A production of the Festival Belliniano 2017-
Info and tickets: ctbox.it and biglietto.it

July 27 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Bellini Opera Gala I. An evening dedicated to the most famous Italian opera arias, from Vincenco Bellini to Giuseppe Verdi, performed by the Haffner Orchestra, the Choir and Orchestra of the Bellini Festival, the soprano Gonca Dogan, the tenor Filippo Micale and the bariton Giovanni Di Mare, conducted by Antonella Fiorino. Arias among others from Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetto, Norma and La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini, Il Barbiere di Seviglia and La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini, La Traviata and Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi,  Madame Butterfly and Tosca by Giacomo Puccini.
Info and tickets: ctbox.it

July 28 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea (CT)
Ermal Meta the Italian-Albanian singer-songwriter, who won the Best Cover Performance of Sanremo Festival 2017 with Domico Modugno’s  great song “Amara terra mia”.  His newest album “Vietato morire” (2017) peaked at number one in Italy, placed third overall in the Sanremo 2017 competition, and received the “Mia Martini” Critics’ Prize.
Infos and tickets: https://it-it.facebook.com/ermalmetainfo/ and  ctbox.it

July 28 (20.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Nations Award Gala of the movie award “Premio delle Nazioni” conceived by and dedicated to the the film critic Gian Luigi Rondi, who died in September 2016. The renewed award will be given every year to an important personality oft he world of cinema, this year to Gérard Depardieu. An evening in cooperation with the Bellini Festival, presented by Tiziana Rocca. Opening concert with the Portuguese Fado and world music singer Dulce Pontes. From 21.30 h onwards will be the gala in the presence of Gérard Depardieu, Gina Lollobrigisa, Ferzan Ozpetek, Carole Bouquet and others. A part of the income of the evening – in memory of the murder of the magistrates Giovanni Falcone (who was assassinated on May 23, 1992 by the Mafia) and Paolo Borsellino (who was assassinated on July 19, 1992 by the Mafia) – will be given to the “Movimento Agende Rosse”, an anti-Mafia movement founded by Salvatore Borsellino, the younger brother of Paolo Borsellino.
Info: www.nationsaward.com and www.facebook.com/dulcepontesoficial
tickets: www.ctbox.it

July 28 and 30 and Agust 1 (21.00h)
Teatro Greco Romano – Catania
Tosca. Opera by Giacomo Puccini. With Elena Rossi (Tosca) and Enrique Ferrer (Cavaradossi) and the Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro Massimo Bellini Catania, conducted by Calerio Galli. Staging by Renzo Giaccheri.
Info: treatromassimobellini.it

July 29 to 31
Historic center – Castelbuono
DiVino Festival celebration of Sicilian wine (food and music) in the lovely surroundings of the castle in Castelbuono. As well as we know Castelbuono and its welcoming inhabitants, the visitors will be offered not only to taste the wines of the region but also tasty dishes and specialities. A wonderful occasion to get to know the beautiful small town in the Nebrodi Mountains, the hinterland of Cefalú.
Info: www.divinofestival.it

July 29 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Don Quixote. Ballet composed by Ludwig Minkus (1869) performed by Emilio Barone, Silvio Liberto, Betrice Rancani, Ilaria Frazzetto and the Bellini Junior Ballet, choreography by Giusy Vittorino. A production of the Festival Belliniano 2017-
Info and tickets: ctbox.it and biglietto.it

July 29 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea (CT)
Francesco Gabbani  the singer and songwriter rose to fame after winning the newcomers’ section of the Sanremo Restival in 2016 with the song Amen. In 2017 he won the main section with the song Occidentali’s Karma” and represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 finishing in 6th place.
Infos and tickets: francescogabbani.com and ctbox.it

July 30 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Bellini Opera Gala II. The most famous opera arias from the operas by Vincenzo Bellini, from I Puritani to La Norma, performed by the Haffner Orchestra, the Choir and Orchestra of the Bellini Festival, the soprano Gonca Dogan, the tenor Filippo Micale and the bariton Giovanni Di Mare, conducted by Antonella Fiorino.
Info and tickets: ctbox.it

July 30 (21.00 h to 24.00 h)
Villa Romana del Casale – Piazza Armerina
Suoni e Luci alla Villa del Casale Sounds and Lights, projections, actors, musicians and acrobats create an atmosphere of the villa as it could have been in roman times. More performances: August 13 and 20 (21.00 h to 24.00 h).
Info: anfiteatrosicilia.it

July 31 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
J-Ax & Fedez, the two Italian rappers who, since 2016, cooperate with great success.
Info and tickets: boxol.it

July 31 (21.00 h)
Monastero dei Benedettini – Piazza Dante
Huun-Huur-Tu. Catania Jazz presents the traditional folk band from the Tuva Republic (Siberia) Members are Kaigali-Ool Khovalyg  (voice, igyl) Radik Tyulyush (voice, byzaanchi, khomuz = harp), Alexey Saryglar (voice, tuyug = horse hooves, tungur= shaman drum, igyl) and Sayan Bapa (voice, toschpulur, guitar, igyl)
Info: facebook.com/catania.jazz/

July 31 (21.30 h)
Teatro Lucio Dalla (open air theatre)  – Milo (CT)
Luce Del Sud Festival. The festival planned and directed by the famous Sicilian singer songwriter Franco Battiato, who lives in Milo. With the singer Gabriella Lucia Grasso, the Sicilian singer songwriter Miele, Roberto Cacciapaglia, the pianist from Milan Francesco Gabbani and the singer songwriter Carmen Consoli. The festival contuinues on August 1 and 2.
Info and tickets: ctbox.it and ticketone.it

AUGUST 2017

Agust 1 (21.00h)
Teatro Greco Romano – Catania
Tosca. Opera by Giacomo Puccini. With Elena Rossi (Tosca) and Enrique Ferrer (Cavaradossi) and the Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro Massimo Bellini Catania, conducted by Calerio Galli. Staging by Renzo Giaccheri.
Info: treatromassimobellini.it

August 1 (21.30 h)
Teatro Lucio Dalla (open air theatre)  – Milo (CT)
Luce Del Sud Festival. With Gabriella Luca Madonia, Emma and Franco Battiato.
Info and tickets: ctbox.it and ticketone.it

August 2 (21.30 h)
Teatro Lucio Dalla (open air theatre)  – Milo (CT)
Luce Del Sud Festival. With Juri Camisasca, Etta Scollo, Arisa, Vasco Brondi and a special (secret) guest!
Info and tickets: ctbox.it and ticketone.it

August 2 and 4 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. Arias from some of the most famous Operas by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini.
Info: italianoperataormina.com

August 3 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
I sette contro Tebe (Seven Against Thebes) antique play by Aeschylus directed by Marco Baliani, third of the Oedipus-themed trilogy. A production of the INDA Foundation, Syracuse.
Info:  www.anfiteatrosicilia.it

August 3 (21.00 h)
Teatro Greco Romano – Catania
Un Canto Mediterraneo with Mario Incudine, Antonio Vasta, Anita Vitale, Faisal Taher, Stefania Patané, Antonio Putzu, Giorgio Rizzo, Anotonio Livoti and Peppe Servillo, the Orchestra Popolare di Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, The Great Ensemble Bagpipes and many others.
Info:  www.anfiteatrosicilia.it

August 4 (21.00 h)
Teatro Greco Romano – Catania
Orchestra a Plettro Città di Taormina conducted by Antonino Pellitteri, with musics by Mascagni, Gioviale, Falbo and Gulotta. A production of Taormina Arte.
Info: www.taormina-arte.com

August 4 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Medea antique play by Seneca, adaption by Filippo Amoroso, directed by Walter Pagliaro. With among others Miacaela Asdra, Luciano Virgilio, Blas Roca Rey and Marina Zanchi.
Info:  www.anfiteatrosicilia.it

August 4 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea (CT)
Al Bano in concert. The 1943 born singer and entertainer from Puglia, who in 2016 was awarded the Albanian citizenship.
Infos and tickets: ticketone.it and ctbox.it

August 5 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Sicily All Stars from Whitney HouSton to Amy Winehouse, and…Orchestra Jazz Siciliana, fondazione The Brass Group in collaboration with the Foundation Teatro Massimo
Info:  www.anfiteatrosicilia.it

August 5 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea (CT)
Sergio Cammariere – Gino Paoli – Danilo Rea in concert. A terzet of famous protagonists of the Italian music scene performing with an experienced Jazz band.  On stage: Amedeo Ariano (drums), Luca Bulgarelli (double bass), Bruno Marcozzi (percussions) and Daniele Tittarelli (sax).
Info and tickets: ticketone.it and ctbox.it

August 6 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Panariello – Conti – Pieraccioni. The three entertainers, TV presenters, actors and comedians Giorgio Panariello, Carlo Conti e Leonardo Pieraccioni on tour.
Info and tickets: boxol.it

August 6 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea (CT)
Niccolò Fabi the singer songwriter, born 1968 in Rome, started his career in 1997, in April 2016 Fabi released his eighth studio album, “Una somma di piccole cose”, which peaked at the first place on the Italian hit parade.
Info and tickets: niccolofabi.it,  ticketone.it and ctbox.it

August 7 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Un Canto Mediterraneo with Mario Incudine, Antonio Vasta, Anita Vitale, Faisal Taher, Stefania Patané, Antonio Putzu, Giorgio Rizzo, Anotonio Livoti and Peppe Servillo, the Orchestra Popolare di Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, The Great Ensemble Bagpipes and many others.
Info:  www.anfiteatrosicilia.it

August 7, 9 and 11 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. Arias from some of the most famous Operas by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini.
Info: italianoperataormina.com

August 9 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Uto Ughi (violin) and the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in concert.
Info:  www.anfiteatrosicilia.it

August 10 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Ezio Bosso (piano) and the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in concert.
Info:  www.anfiteatrosicilia.it

August 10 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea (CT)
Antonello Venditti the singer songwriter, who in the 1970ies became famous for the social themes of his songs, in concert.
Info and tickets: antonellivenditti.it , ticketone.it and ctbox.it

August 11 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Cin Ci Là operetta from the 1920ies by Carlo Lombardi and Virgilio Ranzato with musics by Virgilio Ranzato, performed by the orchestra, cast and ballet of the Teatro Massimo Palermo, with among others Umberto Scida and Maria Francesca Mazzara.
Info:  www.anfiteatrosicilia.it

August 11 (21.00 h)
Teatro Greco Romano – Catania
Storie di Mare musics by Giuseppe Verdi, Nicolai Rimskij Kors<akov, John Philip Sousa, Francis McBeth, Ralph Vaughan Williams and John Mackey, performed by the  Wind Orchestra of the Conservatory A. Corelli Messina conducted by Lorenzo Della Fonte.
Info: www.taormina-arte.com

August 11 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea (CT)
Baustelle the indie rock band from Montepulciano, formed in the mid-’90s. Mixing the romantic sounds of British artists like the Smiths and Depeche Mode, with Italian composers like Ennio Morricone and Angelo Badalamenti as well as American acts like Television and Scott Walker and modern sounds of electronica. Francesco Bianconi (lyrics, vocals, guitar, keyboard), Rachele Bastreghi (vocals, keyboard, percussion) and Claudio Brasini (guitar).
Infos and tickets: baustelle.it and ctbox.it

August 12 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Opera Gala with international stars and the Orchestra and Choir of the Fondazione Orchestra Sinfonia Sicilia.

August 13 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Odissea A/R by Emma Dante. A production of the Teatro Biondo, Palermo, directed by Emma Dante.
Info:  www.anfiteatrosicilia.it

August 13 (21.00 h to 24.00 h)
Villa Romana del Casale – Piazza Armerina
Suoni e Luci alla Villa del Casale Sounds and Lights, projections, actors, musicians and acrobats create an atmosphere of the villa as it could have been in roman times. Last performances of the series: August 20 (21.00 h to 24.00 h).
Info: anfiteatrosicilia.it

August 14 and 15 (in the evening)
Scalinata Maria del Monte – Caltagirone
La Scala Illuminata. The 142 steps of the Scalinata di Santa Maria del Monte in Caltagirone are illuminated hundreds of small olive oil lights to create a polychromatic pattern with an effect of great beauty. The event celebrated in honour of Saint Maria del Ponte.
Info: lascalailluminata.it

August 14, 16 and 18 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. Arias from some of the most famous Operas by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini.
Info: italianoperataormina.com

August 16 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Le Supplici by Aeschylos. directed and interpreted by Moni Ovadia and Mario Incudine. A production by Taormina Arte.
Info:  www.anfiteatrosicilia.it

August 17 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Alvaro Soler the pop musician from Barcelona rose to prominence across Europe and Latin America with his 2015 hit “El mismo sol”, primarily hitting success in Italy.
Infos and tickets: ticketone.it and boxol.it

August 17 (21.00 h)
Teatro Greco Romano – Catania
Gilda Buttà the pianist was born in Pattì, Sicily, and among others is reknowned for her collaboration with Ennio Morricone. She will perform music by Ennio Morricone and George Gershwin, excerpts of soundtracks of “The legend of the Pianist on the Ocean” and other movies such as Making Love, Love Affair, The Untouchables, Frantic and Bugsy.
Info: www.taormina-arte.com

August 18 (21.00 h)
Teatro Greco Romano – Catania
Palermo Classica Symphony Orchestra and the pianist Sofia Vasheruk, conducted by Francisco Maestre, performing works by Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.
Info: www.taormina-arte.com

August 18 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea (CT)
The Kolors. Italian electropop band founded in 2010 by lead vocalist Stash Fiordispino, drummer Alex Fiordispino and Daniele Mona who plays synthesizers. The group released two studio albums: I Want (2014) and Out (2015). They are known for their hit “Everytime”, lead single from their second studio album.
Info: thekolors.com and ctbox.it

August 19 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea (CT)
Fabrizio Moro the singer-songwriter and television presenter. As of 2015, he has released six studio albums, an extended play and a live album. In 2011, Moro also presented the docu-reality Sbarre, broadcast by Rai 2 . He also wrote songs for other artists, including singer Noemi and the poprockband Stadio.
Infos and tickets: fabriziomoro.net and ctbox.it

August 19 and 21 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Aida opera by Giuseppe Verdi. A production of Taormina Opera Stars, artistic director Davide Dellisanti.
Infos and tickets: taorminaoperastars.it and ticketone.it

August 20 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Taormina Opera Stars Gala dedicated to classical music, with the pianist Caroline Murat Haffner
“Magic World Cultural Award 2017”
Info and tickets: taorminaoperastars.it, carolinemurat.com and boxol.it

August 20 (21.00 h)
Teatro Greco Romano – Catania
Michele Placido. A lesson by Michele Placido on cinema, theatre and poetry with Gianluigi Esposito (voice and guitar) and Antonio Saturno (guitar and mandolin).
Info: www.taormina-arte.com

August 20 (21.00 h to 24.00 h)
Villa Romana del Casale – Piazza Armerina
Suoni e Luci alla Villa del Casale Sounds and Lights, projections, actors, musician and acrobats creating an atmosphere of the villa in roman times.
Info: anfiteatrosicilia.it

August 21, 23 and 25 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. Arias from some of the most famous Operas by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini.
Info: italianoperataormina.com

August 22 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Afterhours the Alternative/Noise Rock band from Milan on their  #30 Summer Tour. Manuel Agnelli (vocals, guitars and keyboard), Giorgio Prette (drums), Giorgio Ciccarelli (guitars, keyboard), Roberto Dell’Era (bass), Rodrigo D’Erasmo (violin) and Xabier Iriondo (guitars)
Infos and tickets: afterhours.it and ctbox.it

August 23 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Francesco Renga the singer-songwriter from Udine in concert.
Infos and tickets: francescoregna.it, ticketone.it and boxol.it

August 24 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Mario Biondi the singer born in Catania and noted for his warm and deep voice.
Infos and tickets: mariobiondi.com and ticketone.it

August 24 (21.00 h)
Teatro Greco Romano – Catania
Mario Galeani  the acclaimed pianist from Messina performing works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Wagner and Verdi.
Info: www.taormina-arte.com

August 25 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Daniele Silvestri the Italian singer-songwriter in concert.
Infos and tickets: daniliesilvestri.it, ticketone.it and boxol.it

August 26 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Foirella Mannoia the singer from Rome on her Combattente Tour
Infos and tickets: fiorellamannoia.it, ticketone.it and boxol.it

August 27 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Massimo Ranieri on his “Sogno e Son Desto Tour”
Infos and tickets: boxol.it

August 28 and 30 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. Arias from some of the most famous Operas by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini.
Info: italianoperataormina.com

August 28 (20.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Omaggio a Daniela Dessì an evening in honour of the famous Italian soprano, who died at the age of only 59 in August 2016. Her international carreer took her to many important opera theatres (among others the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala and the opera houses of Barcelona, Florence and Palermo), she sung under the direction of conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado and James Levine.  Collegues and friends (Fabio Armiliato, Sergio Bologna, Federica Carnevale, Elena Bakanova, Giovanna Casolla, Roberto Cresca, Maria Dragoni, Aprile Millo, Dimitra Theodossiou, Sumy Jo, Silvana Froli, Desirée Rancatore, Sabrina Messina) will be on stage together with the Coro Lirico Siciliano, conducted by Francesco Costa and the Orchestra Sinfonica Bellini, conducted by Giuseppe Romeo. One part of the receipts will be donated in favour of the cancer research. A production of the  Mythos Opera Festival
Info and tickets: mythosoperafestival.com, ticketone.it and boxol.it

August 30 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Sinfonie D’Estate. The Philharmonic Orchestra of Calabria and the pianist Nico Fuscaldo, conducted by Filippo Arlia, performing works by Mussorgskj, Beethoven, Bellini and Čajkovskij. A production of the  Mythos Opera Festival
Info and tickets: mythosoperafestival.com and boxol.it

August 31 (20.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Aida opera by Giuseppe Verdi, performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Calabria and a cast with among others Sofia Mitropoulus, Giovanna Casolla, Roberto Cresca, Giuseppe Garra, Elia Todisco, conducted by Filippo Arlia, directed by Enrico Stinchelli. A production of the Mythos Opera Festival 2017 (artistic director: Katia Ricciarelli).
Infos and tickets: mythosoperafestival.com, ticketone.it and boxol.it

SEPTEMBER 2017 

September 1 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Mannarino the singer songwriter from Rome on his “Apriti Cielo 2017 Tour”.
Infos: alessandromannarino.it

September 1 to October 31: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. Arias from some of the most famous Operas by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini.
Info: italianoperataormina.com

September 7, 9 and 10 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Renato Zero the Italian Pop, Rock, Soul and Rock’n Roll singer and actor on his “Solo Per Amore Tour 2017”
Infos: renatozero.com

September 15 to 24
City and beaches – San Vito Lo Capo
Cous Cous Fest 2017 – Welcome diversity! is the 2017 slogan of Sicily’s most famous food festival. It takes place over five days in the seaside town of San Vito Lo Capo. Now in its 17th year, the festival extends well beyond its featured dish (which is the focus of a cook-off between international chefs from Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Marocco, Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Turkey the Ivory Coast and many other nations) to act as a celebration of a shared Mediterranean heritage, with concerts and DJ sets by acts from across the region. Live music, dancing and a carnival atmosphere make the event a must for anyone staying in western Sicily towards the end of September!
Info and detailed program: coucousfest.com

September 16 (9.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Visit of His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama to Sicily. During his first visit after 20 years to Sicily, from September 16 to 18, His Holiness will visit Taormina, Messina and Palermo, before he continues his visit to Italy in Florence. On Saturday, September 16, His Holiness will give a lecture at the Antique Theatre of Taormina. The pre-selling of the tickets now started: via boxol.it and at the pre-selling offices.
More Info: dalailama.it

September 16 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Maria Callas Memorial. An evening dedicated to the queen of opera Maria Callas, who died on September 16, 1977 at Paris. Her most important and emblematic arias, performed by the Choir and Orchestra of the Bellini Festival and a cast of international star sopranos, an evening projected and directed by Enrico Castiglione. A production of the Bellini Festival 2017.
Info:  festivaleuromediterraneo.eu

September 17 (9.15 h)
Teatro Vittorio Emanuele – Messina
Meeting with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama. After his visit to Taormina, His Holiness will give a lecture at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Messina, before he continues his visit to Sicily in Palermo. The Dalai Lama has been invited to Sicily by the mayors of Messina Renato Accorinti and of Palermo Luca Orlando, both in fight against corruption and for peace and social justice. The tickets for the event in Messina are alreday in sale: www.etnabox.it

Last update: July 22, 2017

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