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ÉVÉNEMENTS 2015 À TAORMINE ET EN SICILE
mises à jour le 22.05.2015

2 0 1 5 EVENTS 

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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MAY 2015

EXHIBITIONS


until May 17
Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano - Taormina
Michele Cannaò. The painterborn in Sicily and living in Milan shows the series „via crucis“. The severe and gloomy paintings are concerned with the suffering of mankind.
Info: www.cannao.net


until June 7
Palazzo Corvaja – Taormina
Made in Warhol. 60 works of the American Pop artist from the collection Rosini-Gutman, among others the famous Campbell’s Soup, Brillo, Marilyn Monroe, Mao, Liz Taylor and the rare canvas showing Liza Minelli. Posters of his films, album covers – including those of the Rolling Stones, Velvet Underground and Graces Jones – some clothes designed by Andy Warhol and a video self-portrait.
Opening hours: every day except Mondays: 10.30h – 13.00h and 16.30h – 21.00h
Info: www.taormina-arte.com

until November 30
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Casimiro Piccolo and Carin Grudda. Fantasie visionarie (visionary fantasies). Exhibition of works of the Sicilian watercolorist and the German sculptor. The exhibits mark a track from the entrance of the Ancient Theatre until the small musuem on top of the hill. Until November 30, 2015


Every Saturday (8.00 to 13.00 h)
Rione Recanati - Giardini Naxos
Mercato settimanale. Weekly market. More than 1,5 km of market stands with all types of cloths, shoes, underwear, costume jewelry, house keeping and cooking devices and some few with fruits, vegetables and cheeses and salamis. 


Every Sunday (from 8.00 h)Via Beato Cardinale Giuseppe Benedetto Dusmet – Porto di Catania
Mercatino delle pulci. Flea market.
Info: www.comune.catania.it


all year
Chiesa San Antonio Abate – Taormina
Presepe a Taormina. The crib made from cork oak by Don Dioniso Cacopardo in 1953.



EVENTS MAY 2015


May 2 (22.00 h)
Mercati Generali – Catania
T.A.R.M. Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti. Indie rock band from Friul Venezia Giulia.
Info: www.treallegriragazzimorti.it


May 4 (21.15 h)
Teatro Odeon – Catania
Trio Sevillo Girotto Mangalavite in concert. Tango Jazz with Peppe Servillo (voice) and the two musicians Javier Girotto (saxes , clarinet and flutes) and Natalio Mangalavite (piano, keybords and voice) from Argentina.
Info: www.javiergirotto.com/trio-girotto-servillo-mangalavite


May 6 (19.00 h)
Chiesa di Santa Caterina – Taormina
Taormina classica 2015. Classical concert with Alessia Martegiani and the Maurizio Di Fulvio Trio, Maurizio Di Fulvio (guitar), Alessia Martegiani (voice) Ivano Sabatini (double bass) and Giacomo Parone (percussions) performing Musicsby Astor Piazzolla, Chick Corea, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Consuelo Velázques, Maurizio Di Fulvio and others. Free entrance.
Info: almoetia@email.it


May 8 (21.15 h)
Mercati Generali- Catania
Management del Dolore Post Operatorio. Dance punk and post punk band from Lanciano (Abbruzzo Region) led by the singer Luca Romagnoli.
Info: www.managementdeldolorepostoperatorio.it/


May 8 (21.30 h)
Teatro Abc - via Pietro Mascagni 92, Catania
Catania Jazz Festival. Manu Katche Quartet in concert
Info: www.cataniajazz.com


May 10 (16 to 19.00 h)
Chiesa della “Nunziatella” – Via Etnea, Mascali 
XXI edizione della giornata nazionale “chiese aperte” - National day of  the open churches. Guided visits to this early christian Church with mosaics from the 5th century and frescoes from the 12th century AD.


May 10 (21.30 h)
Palasport – Acireale
Gianna Nannini in concert on her Hitalia.Rocks tour 2015
Info and tickets: www.giannanannini.com and  www.ctbox.it


May 11 to 16 (all-day)
Cultro Culturale Le Ciminiere and other locations – Catania
Sicily EST Festival. Film Fest with more than 140 previews, films and documentaries by sicilian artists and with sicilian stories. Homages to the catanese cameraman Gaetano Ventimiglia (1888-1973), to the catanese actor Giovanni Grasso (1888-1963) and to Costanza Quatriglio (born 1973 in Palermo), one of the most reknown directors in Italy. 
Info and programm: www.i-art.it


May 12 and 13 (21.00 h)
Teatro Vittorio Emanuele – Via Garibaldi, Messina
Plan B. Dance, physical theatre, contemporary circus from Fance. With the Compagnie 111, Mathieu Bleton, Itamar Glucksmann, Jonathan Guichard, Nicolas Lourdelle. Concept and  scenography Aurélien Bory, direction Phil Soltanoff
Info:www.teatrovittorioemanuele.it  


May 15 (18.45 h)
Teatro Greco – Siracusa
The Supplients by Aeschylos. Classical Theatre Performances at the archaeological site. “The Suppliants” is one of the last plays Aeschylus wrote, dealing about the Danaids (which also form the chorus), who flee a forced marriage to their Egyptian cousins. More performances: May 18, 21, 24, 27 and 30 (18.45 h) and in June.
Info: www.indafondazione.org/


May 15, 16 and 17
Centro storico – Noto
Infiorata – Flower Festival 2015. Every year one weekend in May at Noto is dedicated to the flowers. The event, inaugurated twenty-seven years ago by a group of artists, today is one of the most considered events of the island. The residents of the small Sicilian town, which is famous for its unique baroque city center listed as UNESCO world heritage, prepare a magnificent carpet of flowers along the Via Nicolaci. Themes are taken from religion or mythology. The festival also features crafts shows, performances of sacred music, tours of religious sites, dances and parades of flower-bedecked antique carriages. This year’s programm is dedicated to the parnership of Sicily and Catalonia.
Info: www.infioratadinoto.it


May 16 (18.45 h)
Teatro Greco – Siracusa
Ifigenia in Aulis by Euripides. Classical Theatre Performances at the archaeological site. Agamemnon, the leader of the Greek coalition during the Trojan War, decides to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigenia, to appease the goddess Artemis and allow his troops to set sail in battle against Troy, this causes a conflict between Agamemnon and Achilles over the fate of the young woman. More performances: May 19, 22, 25, 28 and 31 (18.45 h) and in June.
Info: www.indafondazione.org/

May 16 (20.00h until 24.00h)
all over Italy and Europe
European Night of museums.  For a simbolic fee of 1.00 Euro most of the Museums and archeological sites in Europe are open to the public at night. 

May 16 (19.00h until 24.00h)
Several museums and buildings - Catania
La notte dei musei 2015. Night of museums, in Catania at Termine Achilliane, Archivio storico comunale Catania, Museo Belliniano ed Emilio Greco, Palazzo della Cultura (Istituto Musicale Vincenzo Bellini), Castello Ursino, Bibliotheca Ursino Recupero. Guided visits, reduced or free admission. The event takes place also in Ragusa, Modica, Palermo and Agrigento.
Info: www.comune.catania.it


May 16 (19.00 h)
Piazza Duomo and Piazza Federico di Svevia – Catania
Street artits and Samba music. At the Piazza Duomo: Subitaneaque. Theatre company dedicated to old forms of theatre, improvisation and comedia dell’arte. At the Piazza Federico di Svevia: Sambazita a popular samba school and street artist performance by the Association Gammazita. 
Info: www.comune.catania.it 


May 17 (18.45 h)
Teatro Greco – Siracusa
Medea by Seneca (based on the homonymous tragedy by Euripides). Classical Theatre Performances at the archaeological site. One of the most irritation female characters in theatre history: Medea, the magic woman, who kills her own brother for her passionate love to Jason and then  -  deeply heartstricken by Jason’s betrayal and for reasons of revenge - her own children. More performances: May 20, 23, 26 and 29 (18.45 h) and in June.
Info: www.indafondazione.org/


May 20 to 24 (opening May 20 at 11.00 h)
Beaches – San Vito Lo Capo
7° Festival degli Aquiloni – 7th Kite Festival. A full programm of events, workshops, shows and contests all dedicated to all kinds of artistic kites. Live music events, night flights and sports.
Info: www.festivalaquilone.it/


May 20 (20.30 h)
Teatro Massimo Bellini – Catania
La Nona. Dance project by Nello Calabrò and Roberto Zappalà to the music of the ninth symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven, transcription for two pianos by Franz Liszt, performed by the pianists Luca Ballerini and Stefania Cafaro and by the Zappalà Dance Company. More performances: May 21 (17.30 h), 22 (20.30 h), 23, 24, 26 and 27 (17.30 h).
Info: www.compagniazappala.it


May 20 (21.30 h)
Teatro Metropolitan – Catania
I ditelo voi. Comedy trio from Naples. Francesco de Fraia, Mimmo Manfredi and Raffele Ferrante (Lillo), perform in neaolitan dialect.

May 21 (21.00 h)
Palasport – Acireale
Romeo e Giulietta. Ama e cambia il mondo. Romeo and Juliet. Love and change the world. Musical based on the tragedy written by William Shakespeare about two young lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. More performances: May 22 (21.00 h), 23 (16.00 and 21.00 h) and 24 (16.00 h)
Info: www.romeoegiulietta.it/


May 25 (21.30 h)
Teatro Metropolitan - Catania
Mario Biondi the singer from Catania with the deep and warm voice in concert.
Info: www.mariobiondi.com


May 28 (21.30 h)
Teatro ABC - Via Pietro Mascagni, 92 Catania
Catania Jazz Festival. Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione in concert.
Info: www.cataniajazz.com


May 30 (21.00 h)
Palacultura – Messina
I Soldi Spicci Show. The comedy couple Claudio Casisa and Annandrea Vitrano from Palermo. Their show reflects on the attitude to life of a generation in crisis and rebellion.
Info: https://it-it.facebook.com/iSoldiSpicci




JUNE 2015

June 1 (19.00 h)
Teatro Greco – Siracusa
Medea by Seneca (based on the homonymous tragedy by Euripides). Classical Theatre Performances at the archaeological site. One of the most irritation female characters in theatre history: Medea, the magic woman, who kills her own brother for her passionate love to Jason and then  -  deeply heartstricken by Jason’s betrayal and for reasons of revenge - her own children.  More performances: June 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25 and 28  (19.00 h)
Info: www.indafondazione.org/


June 1 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Bolero. La Vie en Rose. An evening with the Balleto di Milano dance company, dedicated to french music such as the  Boléro by Maurice Ravel and musics by Edith Piaf, Yves Montand, Jacques Brel and Charles Aznavour. Choregraphy by Adriana Mortelliti.
Info: www.taorminalirica.it


June 2 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
W Verdi. Ballet evening on musics by Giuseppe Verdi. With the Balleto di Milano dance company.
Info: www.taorminalirica.it


June 2 (19.00 h)
Teatro Greco – Siracusa
The Supplients by Aeschylos. Classical Theatre Performances at the archaeological site. “The Suppliants” is one of the last plays Aeschylus wrote, dealing about the Danaids (which also form the chorus), who flee a forced marriage to their Egyptian cousins. More performances: June 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23 and 26 (19.00 h)
Info: www.indafondazione.org/


June 2 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Gala Lirico Viva L’Italia. Opera arias. Artistic director Alberto Veronesi.
Tickets: www.ticketone.it


June 3 (19.00 h)
Teatro Greco – Siracusa
Ifigenia in Aulis by Euripides. Classical Theatre Performances at the archaeological site. Agamemnon, the leader of the Greek coalition during the Troyan War, decides to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigenia, to appease the goddess Artemis and allow his troops to set sail in battle against Troy, this causes a conflict between Agamemnon and Achilles over the fate of the young woman. More performances: June 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24 and 27 (19.00 h)
Info: www.indafondazione.org/


June 3 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Carmen Suite. Artistic director Alberto Veronesi.
Tickets: www.ticketone.it


June 5 and 6 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
La Bohème. Opera by Giacomo Puccini. Artistic director Alberto Veronesi.
Tickets: www.ticketone.it


June 12 and 13
Ex-Chiesa del Carmine - Taormina
Exhibition of Sicilian Carts. The beautifully painted sicilian carts are a part of the historic Sicily. Their colorful design reminds to Indian carts. Very seldom you can see them still in use, mostly on the occasion of feasts in the countryside. 

June 12 to 20 
Teatro Antico and Palazzo Congressi - Taormina
Taormina Film Fest 
61st edition of the popular film fest that brings the stars of international cinema to Taormina. More infos shortly. 
Info: www.taorminafilmfest.it

June 16 (21.30 h)
Villa Bellini – Catania
Patti Smith, the artist, singer songwriter, and grand lady of American punk-rock, called the "punk poet laureate". Her most widely known song is "Because the Night", which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen and reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978.
Info: www.pattismith.net


June 26 to 28 (20.00 h, Sunday 18.00 h)
Piazza del Santuario – Valverde (Catania)
1° Valverde Buskers Festival. Street theatre festival with, among others,  Compagnia Joculares, Daniele Sardella, Dottor Stok, Gera Circus, Sgumbbicio Clown Theater, Roberta Show Dance, Circo a Palla, Mike Rollins, Graziana Allegra, The Guitar Machine, Francesco Giuffrida, Daniele Antonini, Filippo Velardita, Erika Salamone, Blink Circus (the world smallest fotogallery) and La Scuola Romana di Circo (Circus Academy of Rome).
Info: www.facebook.com/valverdebuskersfestival


June 28 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Amleto – Hamlet. Drama by William Shakespeare. In Italian language. Performed by the cast of the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Messina, with Angelo Campolo (Amleto), Antonio Alveario (Polonio) and Celeste Gugliandolo (Ofelia). Stage design: Mariella Bellantone, costumes: Cinzia Preitano, life music: Tony Canto and Gianluca Scorziello, directed by Ninni Bruschetta. A production of the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele di Messina.
Info:  www.teatrovittorioemanuele.it


June 30 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
George Gershwin - Una Scala verso il Paradiso. Musics by George Gershwin, newly arranged by Cetina Donato, performed by Stefano Di Battista (sax), Seby Burgio (piano), Alberto Fidone (double bass), Giuseppe Tringali (percussion) and the Orchestra del Teatro Vittorio Emanuele, Messina. The title is based on George Gershwin’s quotation: I’ll build a stairway to Paradise, with a new step everyday! A production of the Teatro Vittorio Emanule Messina.
Info:  www.teatrovittorioemanuele.it



JULY 2015

July 4 (20.30 h)
Teatro Greco - Siracusa
Norma, Opera by Vincenzo Bellini. The opera is regarded as a leading example of the bel canto genre and the aria “Casta diva” in act 1, is one of the most famous of the nineteenth century. Opera directed by Enrico Castiglione.  
More performances: July 10, 18 and 25 (20.30 h)


July 4, 5 and 6 (21.15 h)
Taormina - Teatro Antico
L’Ora del Rosario. The Sicilian comedian, singer and showman Rosario Fiorello with his new show. Reknown for his imitations of persons like Prince Albert of Monaco, Carla Bruni, Antonio Cassano and Vladimir Putin, his  most famous imitations include Mike Bongiorno, and that of Silvio Belusconi as a character called Smemorato di Cologno, who, in the parody, loses his memory every time something related to communism is mentioned.
More info:  www.rosariofiorello.it   and  www.ticketone.it


July 7 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Odyssey. A sicilian love story performed by the Mvula Sungani Physical Dance Company, special guest Emanuela Bianchini. With live musics by Alessandro Macuso, performed by the Trinacria Freedom Orchestra.
Info: www.festivaleuromediterraneo.eu


July 8 (21.15 h)
Stadio San Filippo - Messina
Vasco Rossi in concert. The singer songwriter and rock musician, known for his ironic, provocative and direct songs with his band in concert, promoting his new album „sono innocente“.
Info: www.vascorossi.net


July 11 (22.00 h)
Mercati Generali - Catania
Suzanne Vega in concert. Born in California and grewn up in New York, Suzanne Vega is known for her eclectic folk-inspired music.  With her songs Luka und Tom's Diner she reached the top 10 of various international chart listings. 
Info: www.suzannevega.com


July 11 to 18
Greek Theatre and other locations - Taormina
TaoModa. Fashion Festival organized by the journalist Agata Patrizia Saccone.
Info: www.taorminamoda.it


July 15 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
CARMEN opera by Georges Bizet. The opera tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery Gypsy, Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen's love to the glamorous toreador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage. Directed by Enrico Castiglione, costumes by Sonia Cammarata.
Info: www.taormina-arte.com


July 16 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Spandau Ballet in concert. The legendary new wave band from London around lead singer Tony Hadly with current members Steve Norman, John Keeble, Martin and Gary Kemp.
Info:  www.spandauballet.com/


July 16 to 19 (all day)
Parco Gioieni – Catania
Zanne Festival 2015. Rock, Arts and Nature Festival. Daily programm with Yoga and Tai-Chi lessons, theatre performances and children’s animation. In the evenings concerts with international indie-rock bands from UK, USA, Canada and Europe, beginning at 21.00 h. July 16: FFS Franz Ferdinand&Sparks (UK/USA) and Balthazar (Belgium).
More Info: zannefestival.net


July 17 (21.30 )
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Gianluca Grignani. The singer-songwriter and guitarist from Milan in concert.
Info: www.gianlucagrignani.it


July 17 (all day)
Parco Gioieni – Catania
Zanne Festival 2015. Rock, Arts and Nature Festival. Daily programm with Yoga and Tai-Chi lessons, theatre performances and children‘s animation. In the evenings concerts with inernational indie-rock bands from UK, USA, Canada and Europe, beginning at 21.00 h. July 17: Spiritualized (UK), A Place To Bury Strangers (USA), The Dead Brothers (CH), Ultimate Painting (UK).
More Info: zannefestival.net

July 18 (all day)
Parco Gioieni – Catania
Zanne Festival 2015. Rock, Arts and Nature Festival. Daily programm with Yoga and Tai-Chi lessons, theatre performances and children‘s animation. In the evenings concerts with international indie-rock bands from UK, USA, Canada and Europe, beginning at 21.00 h. July 18: Hookworms (UK), Peter Kernel (CH), Camp Claude (FR)
More Info: zannefestival.net


July 18 (21.15 h)
Stadio San Filippo – Messina
Jovanotti. Lorenzo negli Stadi tour 2015. Lorenzo Cherubini (stage name Jovanotti) departed from his early mix of hip hop and disco, taking in funk, world music, classical and ska influences. His lyrics over time began to increasingly address philosophical, religious and political issues.
Info: www.soleluna.com 

July 19 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Toto in concert. Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of the Californian band Toto. As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums. With over 38 years together and thousands of credits to their names, Toto remains one of the top selling tour and recording acts in the world.
Info: www.totoofficial.com


July 19 (all day)
Parco Gioieni – Catania
Zanne Festival 2015. Rock, Arts and Nature Festival. Daily programm with Yoga and Tai-Chi lessons, theatre performances and children‘s animation. In the evenings concerts with international indie-rock bands from UK, USA, Canada and Europe, beginning at 21.00 h. July 19: Godspeed You! Black Emperor (CAN), Timber Timbre (CAN), Jacco Gardner (NL).
More Info: zannefestival.net


July 20 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra. The musician and composer born in Sarajevo with his band performing a mix of gypsy and balkan cross culture music.
Info: goranbregovic.rs


July 23 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Mika in concert. The Lebanese-British singer songwriter, born in Beirut to a Lebanese mother and an American father grew up in Paris and London. The charming pop singer with the exceptional voice, who speaks fluently Italian, starts his tour to Italy in Taormina.
Info: mikasounds.com  


July 26 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Litfiba. Tetralogia degli elementi live. The rock band from Florence in concert.
Info: www.litfiba.net


July 27 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Damien Rice, the likeable folk rock singer songwriter from Dublin in concert.
Info: www.damienrice.com



AUGUST 2015 


August 1, 9 and 12 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
DON GIOVANNI opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Opera in two acts with Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It is based on the legends of Don Juan, a fictional libertine and seducer. Don Giovanni, a young, arrogant, and sexually promiscuous nobleman, abuses and outrages everyone else in the cast, until he encounters something he cannot kill, beat up, dodge, or outwit. Directed by Enrico Castiglione, costumes by Sonia Cammarata. 
Info: www.enricocastiglione.it and www.festivaleuromediterraneo.eu
Tickets: boxol.it and ticketone.it 


August 1 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea
Omar Hakim Quintet. The brilliant Jazz and Jazz fusion drummer, producer, arranger and composer from New York (former member of Weather Report and Sting’s Blue Turtle Band).
Info and tickets: www.ctbox.it


August 1 (21.30 h)
Villa Bellini – Catania
Fedez in concert. Federico Leonardo Lucia, called Fedez, rapper and singer from Milan.
Info: fedezofficial.com


August 4, 7, 10 and 13 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
CARMEN opera by Georges Bizet. The opera tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery Gypsy, Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen's love to the glamorous toreador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage. Directed by Enrico Castiglione, costumes by Sonia Cammarata.
Info: www.enricocastiglione.it and www.festivaleuromediterraneo.eu
Tickets: boxol.it and ticketone.it 


August 8, 11 and 14 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
IL BARBIERE DI  SIVIGLIA (The Barber of Seville) by Gioachino Rossini. The libretto was based on  Pierre Beaumarchais’s comedy Le Barbier de Séville. Rossini's Barber has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music, and has been described as the opera buffa of all "opere buffe". Directed by Enrico Castiglione, costumes by Sonia Cammarata.
Info: www.enricocastiglione.it and www.festivaleuromediterraneo.eu
Tickets: boxol.it and ticketone.it 


August 8 (21.30 h)
Villa Bellini – Catania
J-Ax in concert. Il bello d’esser brutti tour 2015. Alessandro Aleotti, known as J-Ax, Italian rapper from Milan.
Info: www.j-ax.it


August 10 (21.30 h)
Arena Castello Maniace - Siracusa
Teresa Mannino in: Sono nata il 23. The Sicilian actress, who studied philosophy, in her new theatre show about women, heroic women or not, women from history and simple neighbours and friends with their daily problems.
Info and tickets: www.ticketone.it


August 15 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Taormina Opera Stars Festival. Beethoven’s 9th symphony. Performed by the Taormina Opera Stars Orchestra and Choir and the solists Natasa Djikanovic (Soprano), Oh Youngmin (Tenor), Lisa Annette Dunk (Mezzosoprano), Petr Socolov (Bass /Bariton), conducted by Silvia Casarin Rizzolo, who is the first woman conducting Beethoven's 9th symphony at the Antique Theatre of Taormina. 
Info: taorminaoperastars.it and www.silviacasarinrizzolo.com


August 16 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Taormina Opera Stars Festival. NABUCCO Opera by Giuseppe Verdi. The Opera follows the plight of the Jews as they are assaulted, conquered, and subsequently exiled from their homeland by the Babylonian King Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar II.) The historical events are used as background for a romantic and political plot. The best-known number from the opera is the "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves,”Va pensiero, sull’ali dorate"/"Fly, thought, on golden wings," a chorus which is regularly given an encore in many opera houses when performed today. Artistic director of the festival: Enrico Stinchelli.
Info: taorminaoperastars.it

August 17
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Taormina Opera Stars Festival. L'Italia inCanta. Gala dedicated to the most beautiful and popular classical Italian songs, performed by the Taormina Opera Stars Orchestra and Choir and the a selection of solists, from neapolitan songs like "O sole mio", "Core 'ngrato" and "Dicitencello vuje" to famous Opera arias and choral pieces.
Info: taorminaoperastars.it


August 18 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Taormina Opera Stars Festival. La Traviata Opera by Giuseppe Verdi, based on the plot of the novel La dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, son. The story of a courtisan, her love with a young bourgeois, against all social conventions, an her tragic death of tuberculosis. One of the world-wide most popular operas
Info: taorminaoperastars.it


August 19 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Taormina Opera Stars Festival. The rite of rock. A musical trip starting from the beginning of the 20th century music by Igor Stravinsky and ending up with heavy metal. With the virtuous cellist Giovanni Sollima,  Monika Leskovar (violoncello), Giuseppe Andaloro (pianoforte), and Giuseppe Gullotta (pianoforte). Artistic director of the festival: Enrico Stinchelli.
Info: taorminaoperastars.it


August 20 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico –Taormina
Taormina Opera Stars Festival. Aida, Opera by Giuseppe Verdi, conducted by Silvia Casarin Rizzolo. The opera was a commissioned work, primarily  written for the opening of the Royal Opera House in Kairo and first performed in December 1871. The plot tells the love story of  Ramadès, Captain of the Pharao’s gards, to Aida, an ethiopean princess, captured as a slave.  To complicate the story further, the Pharaoh's daughter Amneris is in love with Radamès, although he does not return her feelings. 
Info: taorminaoperastars.it and www.silviacasarinrizzolo.com


August 20 (21.30 h)
Arena Palafantozzi - Piazza Bontempo (ME)
Fedez in concert. Federico Leonardo Lucia (born in Milan), known by his stage name Fedez, is an Italian rapper and singer. His first major studio album  was released in 2013, and it debuted at number one on the Italian Albums Chart. The album included the top ten hit "Cigno nero" and was later certified 3 X's platinum by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry. 
Info: fedezofficial.com


August 22 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Il Volo. The three young tenors, new stars of popular classic music, in concert. 
Info and tickets: www.taormina-arte.com, Taormina Arte, Corso Umberto 19, Taormina (Mon to Fri, 9.30 - 13.00 h)


August 25 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Dear Jack. The Pop Rock Band from Viterbo, founded in 2012, participated in the Sanremo Festival 2015 with a song of  their new album “Domani è un altro film, 2° parte”, and placed 7th. Alessio Bernabei (voice), Francesco Pierozzi (guitars), Lorenzo Cantarini (guitar), Alessandro Presti (bass) and Riccardo Ruiu (percussion).
Info: www.dearjack.it


August 28 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Francesco Renga. The singer-songwriter who became known after having won the Sanremo Festival in 2005 with his song “Angelo”.
Info: www.francescorenga.it



SEPTEMBER 2015


September 1 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
Negrita the rock band from Arezzo in concert.
Info: www.negrita.com


September 2 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Carmen Suite. Artistic director Alberto Veronesi.
Tickets: www.ticketone.it


September 11 to 13
Teatro Antico and other locations – Taormina
Festival Internazionale delle Orchestre a Plettro. 4th edition of the International Festival of plugged string orchestras.
Info: www.orchestraaplettro.it

September 14 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Bolero. La Vie en Rose. An evening with the Balleto di Milano dance company, dedicated to french music such as the  Boléro by Maurice Ravel and musics by Edith Piaf, Yves Montand, Jacques Brel and Charles Aznavour. Choregraphy by Adriana Mortelliti.
Info: www.taorminalirica.it


September 15 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
La Bohème. Opera by Giacomo Puccini. Artistic director Alberto Veronesi.
Tickets: www.ticketone.it


September 17 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Antonello Venditti. Tortuga Tour. The singer-songwriter from Rome became famous in the 1970s for the social themes of his songs.
Info: www.antonellovenditti.it


September 19 to 25
Teatro Antico and other locations - Taormina
TAOBUK Festival. 5th edition of the Taormina Book Festival. Readings, discussions with mostly Italian writers.
Info: www.taobuk.it/


September 27 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Stabat Mater. Many composers worked on the Gregorian melody of the Stabat Mater, such as Pergolesi, Rossini, Dvorak and Verdi. Artistic director Alberto Veronesi.
Tickets: www.ticketone.it


more events 2015 shortly Last updated: May 22, 2015


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