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EVENEMENTEN 2015 IN TAORMINA EN SICILIE
laatste aanpassing 02.03.2015

2 0 1 5 EVENTS 

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

HOTEL V I L L A  S C H U L E R, TAORMINA - SICLY - ITALY ____________________________________________________________________________

If you need more detailed information about events in and around Taormina stay in touch or email us: info@hotelvillaschuler.com ____________________________________________________________________________


MARCH 2015

EXHIBITIONS


March 21 to June 7
Palazzo Corvaja – Taormina
Made in Warhol. Exhibition with 60 works of the American Pop artist from the collection Rosini-Gutman, among others the Campbell’s Soup, Brillo, Marilyn Monroe, Mao, Liz Taylor and the rare canvas with Liza Minelli just to name a few. Also 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


Every Saturday until April 2015
Theatre San Giorgio - Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. An evening with the most famous arias and duets from great operas such as Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart, La Traviata by G. Verdi, Elisir D’Amor by G. Donizetti, Il barbiere di Siviglia by G. Rossini and Madame Butterfly, La Boheme and Tosca by G. Puccini, interpreted by professional singers who have performed in the most important Italian and international theatres. During the short break you will be offered a drink on the panoramic terrace of the small Theatre San Giorgio. Every Saturday until April 2015. From May onwards several times a week with various programs.
Info: www.italianoperataormina.it


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


March 4 (17.00 h)
Teatro Metropolitan - Catania
Lodovica Comello the actress, singer and dancer, best known for her role as "Francesca" in the Argentine Disney Channel series Violetta.
Info: www.lodovicacomello.com


March 7 (17.30 h)
Casa Cuseni – Via Leonardo da Vinci 14, Taormina
Meet Jazz. Introduction to the music of Duke Elington by the Jazz musician Nello Toscano. To those who are interested in the historic location of the Jazz meeting, the owners offer a guided tour to the house and it’s gardens, all designed by the english artist Robert Hawthorn Kitson betewwn 1905 and 1907. The guided tour starts from 16.30h.
Info: www.casacuseni.com  

March 9 (21.30 h)
Teatro Metropolitan - Catania 
Massimo Ranieri in Riccardo III (Richard III.) by William Shakespeare. With original musics by Ennio Morricone, directed by Massimo Ranieri.
Info: www.massimoranieri.it


March 14 (17.30 h)
Casa Cuseni – Via Leonardo da Vinci 14, Taormina
Meet Jazz. Introduction to the music of Thelonious Monk by the Jazz musician Nello Toscano. To those who are interested in the historic location of the Jazz meeting, the owners offer a guided tour to the house and it’s gardens, all designed by the english artist Robert Hawthorn Kitson betewwn 1905 and 1907. The guided tour starts from 16.30h.
Info: www.casacuseni.com  


March 21 (21.00 h)
Teatro Metropolitan - Catania
Kataklo the athletic dance theatre. The dance company was founded at Milan in 1995 by Giulia Staccioli.  Recognised and appreciated beyond national borders for its shows displaying an incredible physical proficiency and sophisticated inventiveness.
Info: www.kataklo.com


March 24 (21.00 h)
Teatro Metropolitan - Catania
La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy) by Dante Allegheri


March 26 (21.00 h)
Teatro Metropolitan - Catania
I Promessi Sposi comedy by Alessandro Manzoni.  


March 27 (21.30 h)
Teatro Abc - via Pietro Mascagni 92, Catania
Catania Jazz Festival. Omar  Hakim Band in concert
Info: www.cataniajazz.com


March 30 and 31 (21.30 h)
Ma - via Vela 6 Catania
Catania Jazz Festival. Adam Ben-Ezra Trio in concert.
Info: www.cataniajazz.com


March 30 (21.30 h)
Teatro Metropolitan - Catania
Fiorella Mannoia in concert
Info: www.fiorellamannoia.it



EASTER EVENTS IN TAORMINA AND SICILY

April 3 (at dawn)
Centro storico - Taormina
Good Friday Procession in Taormina. A most impressive procession, that takes its way through Taorminas Corso Umberto I. Men and women in black carry the sculptures showing the passion of Christ. All shop's lighting and all street illuminatiion on the Corso Umberto will be switched off, as soon as the procession is arriving. Only the candles of the procession give some low light. When it is passed by, the shopkeepers on Corso Umberto continue with their business and switch on the lights again. 


April 3 to 6
Town center - Palermo
Easter celebrations in Palermo take place all over town and feature impressive street processions and re-enactments of the Last Supper. There are three splendid processions on Good Friday, dating back several centuries. The procession of the Cocchieri used to be seen by the local aristocrats as an opportunity to show off their power and wealth. Thirty-two participants take turns in carrying the statues of Christ and Madonna, escorted by people wearing original medieval armour. The procession departs from the Chiesa della Madonna dell'Itria at around 14.00 h, though it is advisable to check the time with the tourist office a few days in advance. The other processions dedicated to Maria Addolorata and Santa Maria Soledad are similar, finishing late at night. The times and places of departure can again be checked with the local tourist office. Easter Sunday celebrations feature the re-enactment of the Last Supper at major churches throughout the city.
Info: www.aapit.pa.it


April 3 (14.00 h)
Centro storico - Trapani
Processione dei Misteri Good Friday procession, one of the longest lasting and oldest in Italy. Beginning at about 14 h in the afternoon it lasts for nearly 24 hours. Reinactment of  the passion and the dead of Jesus Christ.
Info: www.comune.trapani.it


April 3 (15.00 h + 20.30 h)
Centro - Pietraperzia (EN)
Processione de Lu Signuri di li fasci. The preparing of the Good Friday Evening procession already beginns at 15 h with the crucifix to be carried from the Chiesa del Carmine to the cathedral and back. A very special rite: as a sign of their faith more than 400 believers tie themselves to a high pylon with ribbons, that will be carried along the streets of the city during the procession.
Info: www.comune.pietraperzia.en.it


April 4 and 5
Centro - Terrasini (PA)
Festa di li Schietti Folcloristic feast on Easter Saturday and Sunday. A feast that has nothing to do with the religious rites in these days. La Festa di li Schietti is a competition of bachelors, who still are hoping to get a wife by showing their maleness and strength. The competition asks to lift a bitter orange tree of about 50 kg as long as possible. The two days of competition are accompanied by tastings of local food, processions and musics.
Info: www.comune.terrasini.pa.it


April 5
Adrano (CT)
I Diavulazzi di Pasqua or La Diavolata. In the morning the statues of Christ, of the Madonna and of the Angel will be brought to the Piazza Umberto where the Diavolata, the struggle between the evil and the good takes place, ending up with the victory of peace. This tradition goes back to a text called La Resurrezione written by Don Anselmo Laudani in 1752.
Info: www.comune.adrano.ct-egov.it


April 5
Gangi (PA)
Easter celebrations in Gangi involve various rituals and processions throughout the Holy Week, though the most interesting event happens on Easter Sunday, when an unusual rivalry between saints takes place. Devotees of the Madonna compete against those who venerate Jesus. The peaceful competition consists of creating the best decorations in the streets in the centre of town, near the cathedral. They assume the shape of arches, bizarrely constructed of bread, vegetables and other foodstuff.
Info: www.aapit.pa.it 


April 6
Forza D'Agrò (ME)
Traditional "Festa dell'Alloro" and the Procession of the "Sacri Oli". The young people of the village create banners made from laurel leaves in honour of the SS. Trinità. After the awarding of the most beautiful example all banners will be carried in a procession alongside the Via SS. Annunziata to the Chiesa della Triade. On this "Monday of the Angels" the people of the village present to everyone the "collure", tipical sicilian easter sweets (in memory to Abraham in the desert and the three angels).
Info: www.comune.forzadagro.me.it


April 9 and 10 (21.30 h)
Ma - via Vela 6, Catania
Catania Jazz Festival. Dana Leong Trio in concert.
Info: www.cataniajazz.com


April 14 (21.30 h)
Ma - Catania
Hailey Tuck


April 23 (21.30 h)
Teatro Metropolitan - Catania
Giovanni Allevi, the singer and piano player in concert
Info: www.giovanniallevi.com


April 30 (21.00 h)
Palasport - Acireale
Carmen Consoli. L’Abitudine di Tornare Tour 2015. The Sicilian Singer with the special voice.
Info: www.carmenconsoli.it


MAY 2015


May 2 (21.30 h)
Teatro Abc - via Pietro Mascagni 92, Catania
Catania Jazz Festival. Rodney Whitaker Quintet in concert
Info: www.cataniajazz.com


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 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



JUNE 2015

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


JULY 2015


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.totooffial.com



OPERA SEASON 2 0 1 5 TAORMINA
 


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.


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.


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 16 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico - Taormina
NABUCCO Opera by Giuseppe Verdi, directed by Enrico Stinchelli. 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.
Tickets: boxol.it 

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: Taormina Arte, Corso Umberto 19, Taormina (Mon to Fri, 9.30 - 13.00 h)
www.taormina-arte.com


more events 2015 shortly Last updated: March 2, 2015
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