Events 2024 Taormina&Sicily

Dear friends of Hotel Villa Schuler,

If you have ever attended an event at our wonderful Teatro Antico you will never forget this! The Greeks, who created this marvellous place around the 3rd century BC, knew a lot about acoustics and they knew exactly where to place their venues to create the greatest impact in interaction with the surrounding nature. And the Romans, who remodelled the ancient theatre 500 years later, also had a good feel for the drama of a place.

Experiencing an event in this theatre with its great accustics and its views to the see and Mt. Etna is unique. But Taormina also has other very charming places and opportunities to experience a cultural evening. There is for example the small and refined Nazarena Theater, which hosts the much-loved performances of the Italian Opera, or the ancient roman Odeon, which is the setting for selected chamber concerts during the summer period, or the lovely baroque Church Santa Caterina, where the „Taormina Classics“ concerts enrich the autumn in Taormina, and many other beautiful venues, so that you can enrich your stay in Taormina experiencing unforgettable cultural events.

This is why we are constantly looking for the best events that Taormina and near places in Sicily have to offer, which is still a little difficult at the beginning of the year. Many events of the season 2024 are not yet firmly planned or have yet to be confirmed. However, we will keep you up to date and will publish all interesting events on this page.

February 2024

during the month of February
Friday, Saturday and Sunday (10 to 12.30 and 16 to 19.30 h)
Ex Chiesa di S. Agostino – Piazza IX Aprile, Taormina
Exhibition of local art and handicraft. With works of 36 local artists.
Admission free.

February 4 to 17
Carnival at Taormina
Lots of events for adults and children, with the main event which is the parade of floats along Corso Umberto in Taormina on February 11 from 3pm to 10pm. On Shrove Tuesday, 13 February, there will be a repeat performance in Taormina with the parade from 10.30 pm, music and partying in Piazza Duomo.

February 25 (10 to 18 h)
Magazzini di Palazzo Previtera – Via D: Alighieri 3, Linguglossa
Solo Uva – Feast of natural wines. Solo Uva presents 15 producers of natural wines from France, Spain and Italy, and of course Sicily. Discover natural wine and its different characteristics in a unique and informal setting. Enjoy this journey into the world of natural wine from Catalonia to Normandy to Sicily. The feast is made to celebrate and enhance the Etna region in a cosmopolitan context.
Info and tickets: info@solo-uva.com

APRIL 2024

In April every Wednesday and Friday (21:15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. An evening dedicated to the most beautiful duets and arias of Italian opera, not to be missed. Excellent singers, accompanied by piano, in a charming little theatre, an event that belongs to a stay in Taormina. Music by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini will be heard.
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

The beautiful Teatro Nazarena during a performance of Italian Opera Taormina

April 7 (11:30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Concerto di primavera – Springtime concert with the „Orchestra a plettro Città di Taormina“ directed by Antonino Pellitteri and the „Orchestra mandolinistica di Lugano“ directed by Nicola Bühler. The two plectrum and mandolin orchestras will perform musics by Mascagni, Bizet, Rodrigo, Morricone and Piazzolla. Event on the occasion of the „Sunday at the Museum“ initiative. Admission free

MAY 2024

From May to October: every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (21:15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. An evening dedicated to the most beautiful duets and arias of Italian opera, not to be missed. Excellent singers, accompanied by piano, in a charming little theatre, an event that belongs to a stay in Taormina. Music by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini will be heard.
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

May 5 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Opera Selection. Excerpts from the opera La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini, performed live and open air in the garden of the theatre by outstanding artists who appear on national and international stages, accompanied by equally virtuos pianists. During the performance, the actors appear in elaborate costumes that offer a visual spectacle against the backdrop of the theater’s garden. The use of set design, lighting and costumes helps to create a unique and captivating atmosphere. Art director Silvia Di Falco.
More Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

JUNE 2024

Exhibitions

June 2 to October 6
Pinacoteca Ex Monastero Santa Chiara – Via Castello Ursino 10, Catania
Caravaggio – La verità della Luce. Exhibition with works by Caravaggio titled „The truth of light“.
Tickets and info: ctbox.it

Events

every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (21:15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. An evening dedicated to the most beautiful duets and arias of Italian opera, not to be missed. Excellent singers, accompanied by piano, in a charming little theatre, an event that belongs to a stay in Taormina. Music by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini will be heard.
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

June 1 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Taormina International Music Festival – Amore e Musica. Love and Music. Giacomo Serra (piano) and Ilaria Iaquinta (soprano)  perform works by Rossini, Tosti and Offenbach.
Info and tickets: italianoperataromina.com

June 1 (from dawn to midnight)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
The Antique Theatre at night. The fascinating ancient theater of Taormina will be open also in the evening, with special lighting and the magnificent view of the glittering bay of Naxos at night. (latest acces at 23:00h)

June 2 (from 9:00 onwards and from 19:00)
Churches, streets and alleys – Taormina
Creation of special altars and carpets with flower petals on the occasion of the Feast of Corpus Christi in the historic center of Taormina. To create the flower carpets, a chalk drawing is first sketched on the sidewalk to outline the shapes of the design and is then filled with thousands of petals and seeds, with techniques ultimately very similar to those used for making mosaics and tapestries. At 19:00 the traditional Corpus Christi procession will start proceeding on this magnificent floral carpets. The procession will pass along the Corso Umberto, from Porta Messina to Porta Catania and in the streets of the historic center Via di Giovanni, Via Jallia Bassia, Via Calapitrulli, Via Giardinazzo and Piazza Raggia.

June 2 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Opera Selection. Excerpts from the opera La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, performed live and open air in the garden of the theatre by outstanding artists, accompanied by equally virtuos pianists. An operatic experience, presenting an evocative interpretation of Giuseppe Verdi’s timeless masterpiece. Lose yourself in the tragic love story of Violetta and Alfredo as the cast brings this beloved melodrama to the stage. Art director Silvia Di Falco.
More Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

June 2 (from 9:00 to mindnight)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
The Antique Theatre at free entrance and open until midnight. The fascinating ancient theater of Taormina in the evening, with special lighting and the magnificent view of the glittering bay of Naxos at night. (latest access at 23:00h)

June 8 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Taormina International Music Festival – Romanticismo e Impressionismo. Romanticism and Impressionism. Giuseppe Lo Cicero (piano) performs works by Chopin, Debussy and Ravel.
Info and tickets: italianoperataromina.com

June 2 (21:30)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Abballalaluna. Summer concert at the wonderful Antique Theatre of Taormina.

June 15 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Taormina International Music Festival – Ricordi…Memories…surprise programm
Info and tickets: italianoperataromina.com

June 15 and 16 (from dawn to midnight)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
The Antique Theatre at night. The fascinating ancient theater of Taormina will be open to the public also in the evening, with special lighting and the magnificent view of the glittering bay of Naxos at night. (latest access at 23:00h)

June 20 to 24
Teatro Antico and other places in Taormina
Identity is this year’s motto and challenge of Taobuk 2024 the festival, which for years has been dedicated to the rich world of books, philosophy, science and art.
The 2024 Taobuk Award for Literary Excellence, during the gala evening at the Ancient Theatre on 22 June, will be given to Nobel Prize for Literature 2023 winner Jon Fosse, to US writer Jonathan Safran Foer and to the French storyteller, playwright and film scriptwriter Yasmina Reza. The Taobuk Award for Visual Arts will instead go to the Serbian artist and performer Marina Abramovic.
More Info: see also here

June 22 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Taormina International Music Festival – Movie Music, Swing and Jazz. Duo Mistral, Antonio Puglia (clarinet) and Mariano Meloni (piano) perform musics by Morricone and Gershwin.
Info and tickets: italianoperataromina.com

June 22 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Taobuk – Taobuk Awarding Gala. The Taobuk Award for Literary Excellence will be given to Nobel Prize for Literature 2023 winner Jon Fosse, to US writer Jonathan Safran Foer and to the French storyteller, playwright and film scriptwriter Yasmina Reza. The Taobuk Award for Visual Arts will instead go to the Serbian artist and performer Marina Abramovic.
More Info: see also here

June 23 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Alessandro Baricco – Tucidide. Atene contro Melo. The italian writer Alessandro Baricco bacame famous among others for his novel Seta (Silk) and Oceano mare (Ocean Sea) and the adaption of his theatrical monologue Novecento into the movie The Legend of 1900, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. As part of the Taobuk literature festival, he will be presenting his new theatre play. With Giovanni Sollima, Enrico Melozzi, 100 Cellos and with Stefania Rocca and Valeria Solarino.
Tickets: ticketone.it

June 29 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Taormina International Music Festival – Romanticismo Lirico. Pierre-Laurent Boucharlat (piano) and Carmen Salamone (soprano) perform musics by Beethoven, Puccini and Verdi.
Info and tickets: italianoperataromina.com

June 30 (20.30h)
Villa Comunale Parco Trevelyan – Taormina
Un palco per tutti – a stage for all A series of events organized by the municipality of Taormina in the beautiful public garden. On the outdoor stage this time: Barocco in Jazz. The Orchestral and vocal ensemble of „Musco“ high school of music. Admission free.

June 30 (21:00h)
Stadio San Filippo – Messina
Zucchero in concert. Great music and strong emotions. After three concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, the Overdose D’Amore Tour will continue in Europe and America via Italy. Accompanying him on stage is his faithful international super band composed of Polo Jones (musical director, bass), Kat Dyson (guitars, bvs), Peter Vettese (hammond, piano and synth), Mario Schilirò (guitars), Adriano Molinari (drums), Nicola Peruch (keyboards), Monica Mz Carter (drums, percussions), James Thompson (horns, bvs), Lazaro Amauri Oviedo Dilout (horns), Carlos Minoso (horns) and Oma Jali (backing vocals).
More info and tickets: ticketone.it

JULY 2024

Exhibitions

until October 6
Pinacoteca Ex Monastero Santa Chiara – Via Castello Ursino 10, Catania
Caravaggio – La verità della Luce. Exhibition with works by Caravaggio titled The truth of light.
Tickets and info: ctbox.it

Events

every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (21:15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. An evening dedicated to the most beautiful duets and arias of Italian opera, not to be missed. Excellent singers, accompanied by piano, in a charming little theatre, an event that belongs to a stay in Taormina. Music by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini will be heard.
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

July 1 (20.30h)
Villa Comunale Parco Trevelyan – Taormina
Un palco per tutti – a stage for all A series of events organized by the municipality of Taormina in the beautiful public garden. On the outdoor stage this time: Topless. Live band. Admission free.

July 2 (20.30h)
Villa Comunale Parco Trevelyan – Taormina
Un palco per tutti – a stage for all A series of events organized by the municipality of Taormina in the beautiful public garden. On the outdoor stage this time: Danza al parco. Performance of the dancing school „Danza Taormina“. Admission free.

July 3 (21:00h)
Stadio San Filippo – Messina
Negramaro in concert. After two decades of success and musical triumphs, Negramaro are ready to write another chapter in their history, with new unmissable live events in stadiums in 2024 that will virtually unite the South and the North of Italy, and their eagerly awaited participation in the next Sanremo Festival.
More info and tickets: ticketone.it

July 7 (20.30h)
Villa Comunale Parco Trevelyan – Taormina
Un palco per tutti – a stage for all A series of events organized by the municipality of Taormina in the beautiful public garden. On the outdoor stage this time: Eggs on Ride. The live band presents „nubi di fumo“. Admission free.

July 7 (21:00h)
Anfiteatro – Zafferana Etnea
Federico Buffa – La Milonga del Fútbol. Three left-feeted players who made football history. Federico Buffa, the journalist who reinvented sports storytelling, brings to the stage La Milonga del futbol, a journey between Omar Sivori, Diego Armando Maradona and Lionel Messi. Three champions born a quarter of a century apart, linked by a red thread that is not only football-related, but also poetic and social: Sivori enchanted Argentina in the 1950s, at the height of the economic boom; Maradona, El pibe de oro, the greatest ever, became the idol of a people emerging from the recession and General Videla’s dictatorship in the 1980s; and finally Messi, the enfant prodige of contemporary football, the national hero of an Argentina that has reached the roof of the world since the default. by and with Federico Buffa, Alessandro Nidi (piano) and Mascia Foschi (singer).
Info and tickets: teatro.it

July 7 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Opera Selection. Excerpts from the opera Elisir D’Amore by Gaetano Donizetti, the romantic story of Nemorino, a simple peasant, who falls madly in love with Adina, a wealthy landowner, performed live and open air in the garden of the theatre by outstanding artists accompanied by equally virtuos pianists.  As Nemorino tries to win Adina’s heart, he buys a love potion from the travelling salesman, Dulcamara, believing it will make her fall in love with him. However, the effects of the magic potion unfold in a strange way, leading to a delightful and humorous exploration of love, jealousy and, ultimately, true affection. Art director Silvia Di Falco.
More Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

July 10 (20.30h)
Villa Comunale Parco Trevelyan – Taormina
Un palco per tutti – a stage for all A series of events organized by the municipality of Taormina in the beautiful public garden. On the outdoor stage this time: Tao Folk – Sicilian Song Festival. Admission free.

July 11 (21:00h)
Parco Villa Bellini – Catania
Il Volo – Tutti per uno. The famous trio – formed by Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble – decided to celebrate their 15-year career and long friendship with the Italian public, bringing to the stage the new songs from their first record of unreleased songs, the greatest hits of the Italian musical tradition and those from their own repertoire, showing the many facets of the artistic evolution of its individual members.
More info and tickets: ticketone.it

July 12 to 19
Teatro Antico and other locations – Taormina
Taormina Film Fest 2024 70th edition. The Taormina Film Festival is one of Italy’s most important film festivals. In 2024, it will take place from July 12 to 19 and will feature films from all over the world. The Taormina festival is an unmissable event for film enthusiasts.

July 13 (20.30h)
Villa Comunale Parco Trevelyan – Taormina
Un palco per tutti – a stage for all A series of events organized by the municipality of Taormina in the beautiful public garden. On the outdoor stage this time: Soul Man. Live band. Admission free.

July 14 (20.30h)
Villa Comunale Parco Trevelyan – Taormina
Un palco per tutti – a stage for all A series of events organized by the municipality of Taormina in the beautiful public garden. This time: Balliamo Sotto le Stelle Folk – Lets dance under the stars. Admission free.

July 16 (20.30h)
Villa Comunale Parco Trevelyan – Taormina
Un palco per tutti – a stage for all A series of events organized by the municipality of Taormina in the beautiful public garden. On the outdoor stage this time: Giovani Musicisti in concerto. Young musicians, students of the teachers R. Lazzarotto and D. Barbieri performing. Admission free.

July 19 (20.30h)
Villa Comunale Parco Trevelyan – Taormina
Un palco per tutti – a stage for all A series of events organized by the municipality of Taormina in the beautiful public garden. On the outdoor stage this time: Non sono Alice…Inarteclizia. Admission free.

July 20 (21:00h tbc)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Taomoda. The fashion event with fashion shows and awarding gala, on the oaccasion of the Taomoda Fashion Week, organized by the journalist Agata Parizia Saccone.
More info: taomodaweek.com

July 21 (20.30h)
Villa Comunale Parco Trevelyan – Taormina
Un palco per tutti – a stage for all A series of events organized by the municipality of Taormina in the beautiful public garden. On the outdoor stage this time: Taormina the Beautiful – Carmen Toscano and band. Admission free

July 21 (21:00h tbc)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Nations Award Gala. The Nations Award, now in its 18th edition this year, will start on 19 July and will take place from 19 to 21 July in Taormina and will once again reward the great faces of cinema, including in the past Murray Abraham, Claudia Cardinale, Abel Ferrara, Jean Sorel, Nicola Piovani, Ferzan Ozpetek and many others. The Nations Award, under the high patronage of the European Parliament and the Sicilian Region, in addition to being an event created to reward Italian and international cinema, has always been characterized by an important and particularly current theme: the safeguarding and protection of environment. This year too, in fact, it will give ample space to all the environmental issues that have attracted the attention of public opinion in recent years: from the climate emergency to pollution and waste disposal, through sustainable tourism, the climate, ‚diet.
More info: nationsaward.com

July 24 (21:30h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Jimmy Sax & The Symphonic Dance Orchestra in concert, conducted by Vincenzo Sorrentino. Jimmy Sax, born in France as Jeremy Rolland, has achieved international fame as a saxophonist, captivating audiences around the world with his performances.
More Info and tickets: ticketone.it

July 26 (21:30h)
Teatro Antico and other locations – Taormina
Earth, Wind & Fire Experience by Al McKay. Al McKAy is one of the former members of Earth, Wind & Fire. McKay now performs with his band, The Al McKay Allstars, performing a show called The Earth, Wind & Fire Experience.
More Info and tickets: ticketone.it

July 28 (20.30h)
Villa Comunale Parco Trevelyan – Taormina
Un palco per tutti – a stage for all A series of events organized by the municipality of Taormina in the beautiful public garden. On the outdoor stage this time: Orchestra Mandolistica Gioviale di Taormina. Taormina’s Juvenile Mandol Orchestra. Admission free

July 28 (21:30h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Manon Lescaut. Opera composed by Giacomo Puccini.

July 28 (20.30h)
Villa Comunale Parco Trevelyan – Taormina
Un palco per tutti – a stage for all A series of events organized by the municipality of Taormina in the beautiful public garden. On the outdoor stage this time: Orchestra Mandolistica Gioviale di Taormina. Taormina’s Juvenile Mandol Orchestra. Admission free

July 29 (20.30h)
Villa Comunale Parco Trevelyan – Taormina
Un palco per tutti – a stage for all A series of events organized by the municipality of Taormina in the beautiful public garden. On the outdoor stage this time: Saggio di fine anno – end of course performance of the CV Dance Studio. Admission free

July 29 (21:30h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Giacomo Puccini Opera Gala

July 30 (21:30h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Manon Lescaut. Opera composed by Giacomo Puccini.

July 31 (20.30h)
Villa Comunale Parco Trevelyan – Taormina
Un palco per tutti – a stage for all A series of events organized by the municipality of Taormina in the beautiful public garden. On the outdoor stage this time: Circuit Sonori – Cercando un’altra strada Live band. Admission free

 

AUGUST 2024

Exhibitions

until October 6
Pinacoteca Ex Monastero Santa Chiara – Via Castello Ursino 10, Catania
Caravaggio – La verità della Luce. Exhibition with works by Caravaggio titled The truth of light.
Tickets and info: ctbox.it

Events

every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (21:15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. An evening dedicated to the most beautiful duets and arias of Italian opera, not to be missed. Excellent singers, accompanied by piano, in a charming little theatre, an event that belongs to a stay in Taormina. Music by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini will be heard.
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

August 1, 2 and 3 (21:00)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Biagio Antonacci – on his Live 2024 Tour under the title: “Funziona solo se stiamo insieme” (it only works if we stay together). Born in Milan and raised in one of its suburbs, Biogio Antonacci is one of the most important and bestselling Italian singer-songwriters. „L’inizio“, his 16th studio album, released on 12 January 2024 includes 12 previously unreleased tracks.
Info: biagioantonacci.it Tickets:ticketone.it

August 4 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Opera Selection. Excerpts from the opera Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, an evocative interpretation of Pietro Mascagni’s timeless masterpiece, performed live and open air in the garden of the theatre by outstanding artists, accompanied by equally virtuos pianists. Set in a rustic Sicilian village, this opera tells a compelling story of love, betrayal and revenge, exploring the depths of human emotion against the backdrop of rural Italy. At the centre of the story is the overwhelming passion between Turiddu, a young soldier, and Lola, the wife of the carter Alfio. Their illicit affair triggers a series of events that lead to heartbreak and tragedy. Art director Silvia Di Falco.
More Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

August 4 (21:00)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
La libertà di essere folle – Dance theatre performance with the association „I Giovani del Pirandello“, written by Titti Mazza, directed by Fabio La Rosa. The association, founded in 2010 from an idea of Titti Mazza, aims to promote educational as well as artistic and cultural initiatives in a path of integration of able-bodied and differently abled individuals within the social fabric. The Association’s Theater Workshop, led by director Fabio La Rosa, is a project that realizes and carries out goals that are difficult to achieve in everyday situations; on stage, however, integration occurs naturally.

August 8 (21:00h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Il Potere della gentilezza (The Power of Kindness) by Gianrico Carofiglio. More info soon.

August 8 (21:00h)
Al Castello – Millazzo
Carmen Consoli in concert. Terra ca nun senti. Terra ca nun senti, the concert-event with which Carmen Consoli paid homage to the Sicilian musical tradition in 2023 at the Greek Theatre in Syracuse, now becomes a world tour that will also return to her native Sicily.
More info and tickets: teatro.it

August 9 (21:00h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Turandot – Opera by Giacomo Puccini. A production of the Festival Lirico dei Teatri di Pietra. More info soon.

August 10 (21:00h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Ennio Morricone Tribute – an evening with the works of one of the most famous composers of film music. More info soon.

August 12 to 16 (every evening from dawn to midnight)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
The Antique Theatre at night. The fascinating ancient theater of Taormina will be open to the public also in the evening, with special lighting and the magnificent view of the glittering bay of Naxos at night. (latest access at 23:00h)

August 16 (21:00h)
Teatro Della Nike – Archeological area, Giardini Naxos

Batti(a)to Spirituale Musical event in memory of the great Sicilian singer songwriter and poet Franco Battiato.
More info and tickets: ctbox.it

August 17 (21:00h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Carmen – Opera by Georges Bizet. More info soon.

August 17 (21:00h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Madame Butterfly – Opera by Giacomo Puccini. More info soon.

August 27 (21:00h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Il Lago dei Cigni (Swan Lake) Ballet composed by Pyotr Illiych Tchaikovsky. More info soon.

SEPTEMBER 2024

Exhibitions

until October 6
Pinacoteca Ex Monastero Santa Chiara – Via Castello Ursino 10, Catania
Caravaggio – La verità della Luce. Exhibition with works by Caravaggio titled The truth of light.
Tickets and info: ctbox.it

Events

every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (21:15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. An evening dedicated to the most beautiful duets and arias of Italian opera, not to be missed. Excellent singers, accompanied by piano, in a charming little theatre, an event that belongs to a stay in Taormina. Music by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini will be heard.
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

September 1 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Opera Selection. Excerpts from the opera Tosca by Giacomo Puccini. Stage version with piano accompaniment performed in the theatre’s garden by the theatre’s outstanding cast. Set in Rome during the Napoleonic era, the opera tells a gripping story of love, betrayal and political intrigue. At the centre of the story is the passionate and determined opera singer, Floria Tosca, who finds herself entangled in a web of deceit and manipulation orchestrated by the evil police chief, Baron Scarpia. As Tosca’s beloved, the artist Mario Cavaradossi, becomes embroiled in political turmoil and Scarpia’s deceptions, she must navigate treacherous waters to protect him while facing her own inner demons. Art director Silvia Di Falco.
More Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

August 7 (21:00h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Ricchi e Poveri the Italian pop band (Ricchi e Poveri means The Rich and The Poor) founded in 1967 in Genoa and still active with two of the founding members is one of the most popular italian bands, selling more than 20 million records. Recently they toured 2023 in Australia and competed in the San Remo Festival 2024 with the song „Ma non tutta la vita“.

September 12 (from dawn to midnight)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
The Antique Theatre at night. The fascinating ancient theater of Taormina will be open to the public also in the evening, with special lighting and the magnificent view of the glittering bay of Naxos at night. (latest access at 23:00h)

September 13 (21:00)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Queen Opera Legend More info soon.

September 14 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Mario Biondi – the Italian Soul, Jazz and contemporay R&B singer born in Catania in concert. His deep and warm voice recalls the great interpreters of soul and rythm and blues music. With his recent album „Crooning Undercover“, released in 2023, the Italian crooner par excellence dedicates an entire project to the style that has inspired his career with a mix of covers and unreleased tracks, characterized by warm, enveloping sounds and “noir” atmospheres. The album was recorded in Palermo with musicians from the local jazz scene, with strings recorded in Budapest by the Budapest Scoring Orchestra.
Tickets: ticketone.it

September 15 (21:00)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
La Traviata – Opera by Giuseppe Verdi. More info soon.

September 20 (21:00)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Bellini Opera Gala – Evening dedicated to the works of Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) the genious composer born in Catania. In his short life, he composed 10 operas alone, including such famous works as Norma and I Puritani, as well as numerous other works for orchestra, piano and voice.

September 22 (21:00)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Concert with students of the „Conservatorio Scarlatti“ Palermo. More info soon.

September 27 (21:00)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Puccini Opera Gala – Evening dedicated to the works of Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) the italian composer of famous operas such as Tosca, Turandot, Madame Butterfly, Manon Lescaut, La Bohème and others.

OCTOBER 2024

Exhibitions

until October 6
Pinacoteca Ex Monastero Santa Chiara – Via Castello Ursino 10, Catania
Caravaggio – La verità della Luce. Exhibition with works by Caravaggio titled The truth of light.
Tickets and info: ctbox.it

Events

every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (21:15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. An evening dedicated to the most beautiful duets and arias of Italian opera, not to be missed. Excellent singers, accompanied by piano, in a charming little theatre, an event that belongs to a stay in Taormina. Music by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini will be heard.
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

October 6 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Opera Selection. Excerpts from the opera Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi. Stage version with piano accompaniment performed in the theatre’s garden by the theatre’s outstanding cast. The opera takes you on a journey through a gripping story set in the sumptuous courts of Renaissance Italy. At the centre is the tragic figure of Rigoletto, a court jester consumed by a desire for revenge against the Duke of Mantua, whose actions have brought ruin to Rigoletto’s family. As the intricate plot unfolds, you will be drawn into a world of deception, passion and moral conflict, where the boundaries between justice and revenge blur. Art director Silvia Di Falco.
More Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

 

…..we will be back soon with more events