Events 2022 Taormina&Sicily

EVENTS 2022

Dear guests and friends of Hotel Villa Schuler. In previous years, we have always tried to help our guests and anyone who wanted to come to Taormina to plan their vacations by providing them with a comprehensive calendar of events.

In 2020 and partly also in 2021, virtually all events were canceled or postponed due to the pandemic, some of them to 2022. So we are happy to at least be able to alreadey announce some events for the 2022 season for Taormina and surroundings. Most of the events take place at open air locations, for examplge at the wonderful Teatro Antico of Taormina, one of the most beautiful open air locations of Italy, at the charming roman theatre Odeon of Taormina, at the Anfiteatro Falcone Borsellino of Zafferana Etnea and other beautiful locations in the region.

We will continue to look for new events and keep you updated here on our Hotel Villa Schuler events page. It’s worth checking back every once in a while to see if we’ve found something new.

 

APRIL 2022

April 9 (21.15 h)
Teatro Nazarena, Via Fontana Vecchia 3 – Taormina
Italian Opera. An evening with the soprano Carmen Salamone and the bariton Christian Gravina, accompanied by the pianist Antonio Gennaro. They perform arias and duetts from famous operas like The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini, Norma by Vincenzo Bellini, Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio by Giuseppe Verdi and more. The entrance fee includes a drink during the break.
Info and reservations: italianoperataormina.com reservations: info@italianoperataormina.com or mobile 00393406426230

April 16 (21.15 h)
Teatro Nazarena, Via Fontana Vecchia 3 – Taormina
Italian Opera. The most beautiful arias and duetts from famous operas like Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini, Norma by Vincenzo Bellini and more. The entrance fee includes a drink during the break. During April every Saturday.
Info and reservations: italianoperataormina.com reservations: info@italianoperataormina.com or mobile 00393406426230

April 23 (21.15 h)
Teatro Nazarena, Via Fontana Vecchia 3 – Taormina
Italian Opera. The most beautiful arias and duetts from famous operas like Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini, Norma by Vincenzo Bellini and more. The entrance fee includes a drink during the break. During April every Saturday.
Info and reservations: italianoperataormina.com reservations: info@italianoperataormina.com or mobile 00393406426230

April 30 (17 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
SOUND OF PEACE FOR UKRAINE Benefit concert for the Ukrainian people and victims of the war. On stage the great Ukrainian pianist Alexey Botvinov, the Lithuanian New Ideas Chamber Orchestra (NICO), conducted by the contemporary lithunian composer Gediminas Gelgotas, as well as one of the greatest violinists of our times, the Latvian Gidon Kremer and the Orchestra a Plettro Città di Taormina directed by Maestro Antonino Pellitteri. Admission to this extraordinary concert will be free and the spectators of the Ancient Theatre will be able to participate in the fundraising organized by the Italian Red Cross with a station inside the archaeological site. The concert, which was originally scheduled for April 14 n the Kiev Opera House, is organized by Sicily Lifestyle and Baltic Winds (a Lithuanian non-profit organization engaged in humanitarian projects) and realized with the support of the City of Vilnius and the patronage of the Municipality of Taormina. The event will be distributed on digital streaming platforms, which will make the Taormina concert a global event.
Info: botvinov.com.ua/en  gidonkremer.net  orchestraaplettro.com

April 30 (21.15 h)
Teatro Nazarena, Via Fontana Vecchia 3 – Taormina
Italian Opera. The most beautiful arias and duetts from famous operas like Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini, Norma by Vincenzo Bellini and more. The entrance fee includes a drink during the break. During April every Saturday.
Info and reservations: italianoperataormina.com reservations: info@italianoperataormina.com or mobile 00393406426230

 

MAY 2022

throughout the whole month of May: 
every Monday, Wednesdy, Friday and Saturday (21.15 h)
Teatro Nazarena, Via Fontana Vecchia 3 – Taormina
Italian Opera. The most beautiful arias and duetts from famous operas like Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini, Norma by Vincenzo Bellini and more. The entrance fee includes a drink during the break. During April every Saturday.
Info and reservations: italianoperataormina.com reservations: info@italianoperataormina.com or mobile 00393406426230

May 22 (9.00h)
Ponte di Gaggi lato Mitogio – Parco dell’Alcantara
La Camminata dei Tre Ponti – Trekking tour of the three bridges, easy 8 km tour alongside the two arms of the Alcantara river, partly on a road that was already used in the times of the ancient Greeks. To discover is a landscape thousands of years old, formed by volcanic activity and today a natural paradise with a great variety of plants. Migratory birds and those that nest here, such as  blackbirds, grey and white herons, will also be seen on the tour. The photographer Vincenzo Cardile will accompany the tour and show the participants how best to take nature photographs, with a camera or with e smartphone. Pre-registration required at: legambientetaormina@gmail.com

 

JUNE 2022

throughout the whole month of June: 
every Monday, Wednesdy, Friday and Saturday (21.15 h)
Teatro Nazarena, Via Fontana Vecchia 3 – Taormina
Italian Opera. The most beautiful arias and duetts from famous operas like Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini, Norma by Vincenzo Bellini and more. The entrance fee includes a drink during the break. During April every Saturday.
Info and reservations: italianoperataormina.com reservations: info@italianoperataormina.com or mobile 00393406426230

June 1 to 10 (21.00 – 24.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Visite serali del Teatro. Evening visits to the Ancient Theater. The Ancient Theater of Taormina develops a very special appeal in the evening. The lighting is reduced to a minimum, the ancient walls and columns effectively staged. The twinkling lights of the Bay of Naxos and of the hinterland add to the charm of such a visit. More visits during the summer season, occasionally even with the chance to attend rehearsals.

June 11 and 12 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Il Volo – the famous three young tenors in concert.
Info and tickets: ticketone.it

June 16 to 20
Teatro Antico and other loacations – Taormina
Taobuk 2022. The XII edition of the Taormina Book Festival will have the motto Verità = Truth! An interesting and good motto in times of excessive use of social media, conspiracy theories, lies and populism. We are looking forward to the programm, which still has to be published.
Info: tabuk.it

June 17
Stadio San Filippo – Messina
Vasco Live. Vasco Rossi, the Italian singer-songwriter and poet after 4 years returns to Sicily. He has published 30 albums and has written over 250 songs, as well as lyrics for other artists. Calling himself a «provocautore“ with more than 35 millions of copies sold, he is one of the best-selling Italian singers.
Info and tickets: vascorossi.net and ctbox.it

June 18
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Taobuk awards 2022. The taobuk awards 2022 will be given to Giorgio Parisi, Michel Houellebeque and Paul Auster.  Giorgio Parisi is an Italian theoretical physicist, focused on quantum field theory, statistival meanics and complex systems. Jointly with Klaus Hasselmann und Syukuro Manabe he was awarded the the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2021. Among others he worked on the collective motion of animals (such as swarms and flocks). He also introduced, together with other Italian physicists, the concept of stochastic resonance in the study of climate change. Michel Houellebeque, the french author, known by his complex and provocative novels such as Les Particules élémentaires (The Elementary Particles), Suomission (Submission), Sérotonine (Serotonin), is a highly controversial intellectual. Due to numerous passages in Houellebecq’s novels, he is regularly accused of being a racist, misogynist, reactionary or anti-religion (mostly Islamophobic). Houellebecq himself, who has been titled a «nouveau réactionnaire,» has partially confirmed these accusations in interviews through provocative statements. Meanwhile, he positions himself as neither «left» nor «right» and as an agnostic with regard to religion. Houellebecq described himself as the «writer of a nihilistic era and of the suffering that comes with nihilism“. Paul Auster is one of the most famous american authors. His notable works include The New York Trilogy, The Music of Chance, Leviathan, The Book of Illusions, The Brooklyn Follies, Invisible, Sunset Park, and 4 3 2 1. His books have been translated into more than forty languages. Auster has perfected a limpid, confessional style, used it to set disoriented heroes in a seemingly familiar world gradually suffused with mounting uneasiness, vague menace and possible hallucination. His plots keep readers turning the pages.
Info: taobuk.it

June 19 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Grater Twin Cities Young Symphonies – Symphony concert.
Info: taoarte.it

June 25 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Nastri D’Argento. The Silver Ribbons for the best authors, protagonists and technicians of Italian cinema have been awarded for 75 years on the basis of a selection made by the journalists of the National Syndicate of Italian film critics and decided by the vote of a Jury composed of more than 100 journalists who actively deal with Cinema, from the most known names of print media, radio and TV to web reporters.
Info: taoarte.it

June 26  to July 2
Teatro Antico, Palazzo Congressi and other locations – Taormina
68th Edition of the Taormina Filmfest The historic event dedicated to the seventh art will celebrate its 68th anniversary this year. The directors of the festival are Alessandra De Luca, Federico Pontiggia and Francesco Alò. The common thread of this year’s festival will be comedy, with the celebration of Vittorio Gassman and Ugo Tognazzi in the centenary year of their birth, in the presence of their children Paola Gassman and Gian Marco Tognazzi. A tribute to the Sicilian comedic actor Angelo Musco is also planned, with the screening of a film dedicated to him, after the restoration by the Cineteca Nazionale. One of the highlights of the Taormina Film Fest 2022 will be the screening at the Teatro Antico of the documentary «Ennio», which pays tribute to the legendary composer Ennio Morricone, retracing his life and works, with the skilful direction of the Oscar winner Giuseppe Tornatore, expected in Sicily for the occasion. In the next few weeks, the other guests and the films in competition at the Taormina Film Fest 2022 will be announced. The festival is organized by Videobank Spa, under the concession of the Fondazione Taormina Arte Sicilia and under the patronage of the Sicily Region’s Tourism, Sport and Entertainment Department, the Sicily Film Commission, the Municipality of Taormina, the MiC and in collaboration with the Naxos Taormina Archaeological Park.
Info and tickets: taorminafilmfest.it

 

JULY 2022

throughout the whole month of July: 
every Monday, Wednesdy, Friday and Saturday (21.15 h)
Teatro Nazarena, Via Fontana Vecchia 3 – Taormina
Italian Opera. The most beautiful arias and duetts from famous operas like Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini, Norma by Vincenzo Bellini and more. The entrance fee includes a drink during the break. During April every Saturday.
Info and reservations: italianoperataormina.com reservations: info@italianoperataormina.com or mobile 00393406426230

July 6 (21.00 – 24.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Visita serale del Teatro. Evening visit to the Ancient Theater. The Ancient Theater of Taormina develops a very special appeal in the evening. The lighting is reduced to a minimum, the ancient walls and columns effectively staged. The twinkling lights of the Bay of Naxos and of the hinterland add to the charm of such a visit. More visits during the summer season, occasionally even with the chance to attend rehearsals.

July 8 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo di Palermo performing the «Requiem» by Giuseppe Verdi.
Info: taoarte.it

July 10 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Orchestra del Teatro Bellini di Catania with an opera gala with the renowned soprano Pretty Yende from South Africa. She has performed leading roles at opera houses internationally, including La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera. She won lots of international opera awards, published two albums and in 2019  was invested a Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy.
Info: taoarte.it and prettyyende.com

July 11 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Jethro Tull in concert. The British rock band formed in Blackpool in 1967, led by vocalist/flautist/guitarist Ian Anderson, is one of the most known classic rock bands, on stage with Joe Parrish (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums and percussions), John O’Hara (keyboards) and David Goodier (bass and double bass)
Tickets and Info:  jethrotull.com and boxol.it

July 12 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Simple Minds – Jim Kerr and his wonderful Simple Minds, finally in concert again in Taormina on their 40 Years of Hits Tour.
Info and tickets: ticketone.it

July 13 (21.00 – 24.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Visita serale del Teatro. Evening visit to the Ancient Theater. The Ancient Theater of Taormina develops a very special appeal in the evening. The lighting is reduced to a minimum, the ancient walls and columns effectively staged. The twinkling lights of the Bay of Naxos and of the hinterland add to the charm of such a visit. More visits during the summer season, occasionally even with the chance to attend rehearsals.

July 14 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Achille Lauro, the rapper and singer songwriter from Rome in concert.
Info and tickets: ticketone.it

July 15 and 16 (21.00 h)
Teatro Greco – Siracusa
Claudio Baglioni, the pop singer songwriter, in concert. He is looking back on a more than 50 years lasting career. Some of his songs songs from the 70s are part of the Italian music culture such as “E tu come stai?” In the 80s he released the two best-selling albums ever in Italy “Strada facendo” and “La vita è adesso”. In 2006 he composed the anthem of the 2006 Winter Olympics of Turin.
Info and tickets: ctbox.it

July 18 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Mahmood in concert on his Ghettolimpo Summer Tour. The winner of the San Remo Music Festival 2019 and 2022 (alonsige with Blanco) and second of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 is one of the most successful and popular young Italian singer-songwriters. His father is from Egypt, his mother from Sardinia, and he has described his music as „Moroccan pop“, becase of the Middle Eastern sounds that emerge here and thers. He consigers himself as well being very much linked to Sardinia’s culture and folklore.
Info and tickets: mahmood.it  tickettando.it and ticketone.it

July 20 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
The Smile in concert. The English prog rock band formed by ‚Radiohead‘ members Thom  Yorke and Jonny Greenwood and ‚Sons of Kemet‘ drummer Tom Skinner. They made their surprise debut in a performance streamed by Glastonbury Festival in May 2021, and released two singles in January 2022. This is their first international tour.
Info and tickets: thesmiletheband.com and ticketone.it

July 27 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Paolo Nutini in concert. After seven years the Scottish singer-songwriter returns to Italy with a summer tour. Nutini has a passion for soul and vintage sounds: his distinctive and unmistakable feature is definitely his low and hoarse voice but full of passion and grit, a sound full of funk, blues and non-conformist songs, which often take unpredictable musical directions. Nutini became known for singing with his eyes closed during his entire performances. His father is a Scot of Italian descent from Tuscany, while his mother is Scottish.
Info and tickets:  facebook.com/PaoloNutini and ticketone.it

July 29 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Roberto Bolle and Friends an evening dedicated to dance. The famous Italian dancer Roberto Bolle performs together with some of his most estimated collegues.
Info and tickets: ticketone.it

 

AUGUST 2022

throughout the whole month of August: 
every Monday, Wednesdy, Friday and Saturday (21.15 h)
Teatro Nazarena, Via Fontana Vecchia 3 – Taormina
Italian Opera. The most beautiful arias and duetts from famous operas like Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini, Norma by Vincenzo Bellini and more. The entrance fee includes a drink during the break. During April every Saturday.
Info and reservations: italianoperataormina.com reservations: info@italianoperataormina.com or mobile 00393406426230

August 1 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited. Musician, songwriter, singer, and producer Steve Hackett gained prominence as the lead guitarist of the progressive rock band Genesis from 1971 to 1977      He contributed to six Genesis studio albums, three live albums, seven singles and one EP before he left to pursue a solo career. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.
Info and tickets: ticketone.it

August 4 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Brunori Sas in concert.
Info and tickets: ticketone.it

August 5 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Jimmy Sax and Symphonic Dance Orchestra in concert
Info and tickets: ticketone.it

August 6 (21.45 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals in concert
Info and tickets: ticketone.it

August 8 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Georgia in concert.
Info and tickets: ticketone.it

August 9 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Noche Gitana Fiesta Flamenca
Info:

August 10 to 18 (21.00 – 24.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Visite serali del Teatro. Evening visits to the Ancient Theater. The Ancient Theater of Taormina develops a very special appeal in the evening. The lighting is reduced to a minimum, the ancient walls and columns effectively staged. The twinkling lights of the Bay of Naxos and of the hinterland add to the charm of such a visit. More visits during the summer season, occasionally even with the chance to attend rehearsals.

August 19 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
La Traviata opera by Giuseppe Verdi, a production of the Sicilia Classica Festival, with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Sicilia and the Coro Lirico Mediterraneo.  Conducting:  Francesco di Mauro, direction: Salvo Dolce, coreography: Stefania Cotroneo. The solists cast is not published until now.
Info and tickets: siciliaclassicafestival.it  and  vivaticket.com

August 20 (21.00 h)
Teatro Lucio Dalla – Milo (CT)
Ditonellapiaga, the roman artist born Margherita Carducci in concert on her Camouflage Summer Tour 2022. One of the revelations of the last Sanremo Festival, the singer will perform live to present the songs contained in «Camouflage», her debut album. Between nu-soul and R’N’B, frenetic Latin rhythms and psychedelic turns, intoxicating pop songs and sophisticated electronic sounds, accompanied by Benjamin Ventura (piano and synth), Alessandro Casagni (drums) and Adriano Matcovich (bass and moog).
Info: facebook.com/Ditonellapiagaofficial

August 21 (21.15 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Aida opera by Giuseppe Verdi, a production of the Sicilia Classica Festival, with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Sicilia, the Coro Lirico Mediterraneo.  Conducting: Alessandra Pipitone, direction: Salvo Dolce, coreography: Stefania Cotroneo. The solists cast is not published until now.
Info and tickets: siciliaclassicafestival.it  and  vivaticket.com

August 26 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Tommaso Paradiso in concert
Info and tickets: ticketone.it

August 27 and 28 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Venditti & De Gregorie in concert. Antonello Venditti and Francesco De Gregori are probably the longest and best known singer songwriters in Italy.
Info and tickets: ctbox.it and ticketone.it

 

SEPTEMBER 2022

throughout the whole month of September: 
every Monday, Wednesdy, Friday and Saturday (21.15 h)
Teatro Nazarena, Via Fontana Vecchia 3 – Taormina
Italian Opera. The most beautiful arias and duetts from famous operas like Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini, Norma by Vincenzo Bellini and more. The entrance fee includes a drink during the break. During April every Saturday.
Info and reservations: italianoperataormina.com reservations: info@italianoperataormina.com or mobile 00393406426230

September 1 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Louis Tomlinson in concert
Info and tickets: ticketone.it

September 4 (21.30h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Carmen Consoli in concert on her tour titled Volevo fare il Rock Star (I wanted to be a rock star). The Sicilian singer songwriter with worldwide fame, about whome the New York Times wrote: “Her lyrics are imagistic and multileveled. Singin about the personal, the historical or mythic, Ms. Consoli is always vividly impassioned. Her voice can be smokey and sultry, wryly amused or way with rage”
Info and tickets: carmenconsoli.it  ticketone.it

September 5 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Elisa in concert
Info and tickets: ticketone.it

September 24 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Marco Masini in concert
Info and tickets: ticketone.it

OCTOBER 2022

throughout the whole month of October: 
every Monday, Wednesdy, Friday and Saturday (21.15 h)
Teatro Nazarena, Via Fontana Vecchia 3 – Taormina
Italian Opera. The most beautiful arias and duetts from famous operas like Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini, Norma by Vincenzo Bellini and more. The entrance fee includes a drink during the break. During April every Saturday.
Info and reservations: italianoperataormina.com reservations: info@italianoperataormina.com or mobile 00393406426230

Last Update: 29.04.2022