Events 2018 in Taormina & Sicily

This is OUR REGULARLY UPDATED LIST OF EVENTS FOR TAORMINA AND SURROUNDINGS

HOTEL V I L L A  S C H U L E R, TAORMINA – SICILY – ITALY

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EVENTS 2018

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

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

Regularly held markets: 

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

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

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

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

every Sunday
Quartiere del Porto – Viale Amerigo Vespucci, Catania
Mercatino dell Pulci Catania Fleemarket at Catania.

every third Sunday of the month (8.30 to 13.30 h)
Piazza Indirizzo – Acireale (CT)
BioDomenica market with organic food and products of the region, musics, dancing, animation for children.
More infos on facebook.com/pages/Circolo-AIAB-Catania

every Sunday (8.00-13.00 h)
Piazza Raffaello Sanzio – Catania
Mercato del Contadino – Farmer’s market. Tipical Sicilian and organic products, fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheeses, honeys, olive oils, wines, nuts and salamis.

every Sunday (8.00 to 13.00 h)
Piazza Immacolata – Giarre
OrteGiarre – Farmer’s market. Sicilian products from the Etna Region.

every Sunday  (8.00 to 13.00 h)
Scalo di Alaggio – Acitrezza
Mercato del Contatino – Farmer’s market with lots of products form the Etna region, such as cheese, salami, fruits, vegetables, wine, olive oil, honey etc. some organic, everything Sicilian.

Every Sunday (7.00 to 14.00 h)
Antico mercato – Via Trento, Ortigia Siracusa
Mercato del Contadino – Farmer’s market. Products from Sicily and the surroundings of Siracusa and the Monti Iblei.

EXHIBITIONS: 

until October 21
Palazzo Corvaja – Taormina
Modigliani Experience, Les Femmes, a multimedia exhibition on the female portraits of the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani  (1884-1920), The exhibition presents 50 works of Amedeo Modigliani, reproduced in HD digital with respect to the actual size and color of the originals. Photographs and documents, many unpublished, as well as videos, films and animations relative to the life of the great Italian artist historically enrich the exhibition.  A “technology-intensive” exhibition on the life and works of Amedeo Modigliani, with particular reference to the influence that women, mainly his mother, had on his art.
Opening hours: June 10 to July 15: 10.00 – 14.00/16.00 to 22.00; July 16 to September 16: 10.00 – 23.00; September 17 to Octover 21: 10.00 – 20.30
Info: modiexperience.com

until July 8
Palazzo Ciampoli – Taormina
Taobuk 2018 – Geografie Sentimentali. Exhibition about the story of Sicily and the Mediterranean told by historic maps. A selection of antique books and prints, curated by Maria Teresa Rodriguez (director of the Library of the Region of Messina) and Roberta Scorranese (Journalist of the Corriere della Sera). The Exhibition on June 24 (12.00 h) will be opened by Sebastiano Tusa (Regional Councilor for Cultural Heritage and Sicilian Identity) and Vera Greco, (Director of Archeological Park Naxos Taormina).
Info: taobuk.it

until December 31, 2019
Galleria Civica Montevergini – Via Santa Lucia alla Badia, 2 (Piazza Duomo) Siracusa
Archimede a Siracusa. Exhibition devoted to the greatest scientist of the ancient world, who lived in Siracusa (287 to 212 b.c.) and already in his times was a famous mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor and astronomer. The exhibition offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the life and achievements of one of the greatest geniuses in the history of mankind.  16 video projecters for a 360-degree multimedial vision take visitors on a journey back in time and “immerse” them in the city of Archimedes in the 3rd century BC. A spectacular yet painstakingly accurate reconstruction shows some of the iconic buildings (the Castle of Euryalus, the Greek Theater, the Temple of Athena) that made Syracuse one of the most important cities in the Mediterranean also in artistic and cultural terms. A series of animations to life the ancient Syracusans and the great scientist in their midst, thus highlighting the importance of the city. Based on historical and archaeological sources, an intriguing and atmospheric narrative available in four languages. Opening hours: until September 30, 2018: Tuesday to Sunday 10 to 22.00 h, October 1, 2108 to April 30, 2019: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 to 19.00 h. Closed on Mondays.
Info: mostraarchimede.it

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

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

EVENTS 2018:

Regular Opera performances at Teatro San Giorgo Taormina
March 31 to April 28: every Saturday (21.15 h)
May to October: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (21.15 h)
Italian Opera Taormina – music from operas such as Le Nozze di Figaro by W.A.Mozart, La Traviata by G.Verdi, Madame Butterfly, Tosca, and La Bohème by G.Puccini and Elisir d’Amore by G.Donizetti, interpreted by professional singers with piano accompaniment. The admission fee includes a drink in the break offered on the panoramic terrace of the theatre.
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

 

AUGUST 2018

August 1 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina – arias from legendary operas interpreted by professional singers with piano accompaniment (May to October: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

August 1 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Sting in concert!!!! One of the most wonderful singers and composers of modern pop and alternative rock, ex Police frontman Sting will return to Taormina with the classics of his long carreer. Latest news: the Jamaican-American rapper Shaggy will join Sting in this unmissable concert! They got together late last year, to jam and create music that reflects their mutual love of Jamaica, its music, people and culture. The duo will be accompanied by members of Sting’s band such as Dominic Miller (guitar), Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar) and by musicians of Shaggy’s band: Monique Musique (voice), Gene Noble (voice) and Kevon Webster (keyboards). (only few tickets left)
Info: sting.com and shaggyonline.com,  tickets: boxol.it and ticketone.it

August 2 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Francesco Gabbani the 35 year old singer represented Italy at last year’s Eurovision song contest in Kiev with his song Occidentali’s Karma.
Info: francescogabbani.com

August 2 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone e Borsellino – Via della Montagna, Zafferana Etnea
Pio a Amedeo “Tutto fa Broadway”. The comedians from Puglia, who had great success with their program “Emigratis” on RAI 1, on stage with their new program.
Info: pioeamedeo.it

August 3 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina – arias from legendary operas interpreted by professional singers with piano accompaniment (May to October: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

August 3 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone e Borsellino – Via della Montagna, Zafferana Etnea
Giovanni Sollima in “Folk Cello”, the composer and cellist from Palermo worked among others with Claudio Abbado, Giuseppe Sinopoli and Martha Argerich. Together with other composers he created and performed “Requiem per le vittime della mafia” in memory of the judge and prosecuting magistrate Giovanni Falcone, murdered by the mafia in 1992. The music of Sollima could be named postminimlistic and contains elements of rock, jazz and mediterranean folk.
Info: giovannisollima.it/

August 4 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Anfiteatro Sicilia 2018: Nicola Piovani the classical-light musician, pianist, theater and film score composer in concert. Among others he wrote the score for Roberto Begnini’s Oscar winning “La vita è bella” (Life is Beautiful) .
Info: nicolapiovani.com

August 4 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone e Borsellino – Via della Montagna, Zafferana Etnea
Massimo Ranieri in Sogno e Son desto 400 volte. The Italian singer, actor, TV presenter, showman and theatre director with his classic program.
Info: massimoranieri.it

August 5 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone e Borsellino – Via della Montagna, Zafferana Etnea
Lorenzo Fragola. The young singer songwriter from Catania presents his new album Bengala.
Info: facebook.com/lorenzostrawberry/

August 6 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone e Borsellino – Via della Montagna, Zafferana Etnea
Angelo Duro, the actor and comedian born in Palermo, known by his TV spots on the program “Le Iene”, on stage with his program “Perche’ Mi Stai Guardando”.
Info: angeloduro.it

August 6, 8 and 10 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina – arias from legendary operas interpreted by professional singers with piano accompaniment (May to October: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

August 8 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Liolà. Comedy by Luigi Pirandello. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Luigi Pirandello, this co-production of three sicilian Theatres – the Teatro Biondo (Palermo), the Teatro Garibaldi (Enna) and the Teatro Regina Margherita (Caltanissetta) – is an adaption of the comedy (first wirtten in Sicilian language, then translated into Italian) and transformation  to a musical comedy. Liolà is a vagabond father of 3 sons (each by a different mother), who seaks for harmony with the world and with nature.
Directed by Moni Ovadia and Mario Incudine, choreography by Dario La Ferla, with Paride Benassai, Rori Quattrocchi, Stefania Blandeburgo, Aurora Cimino, Graziana Lo Brutto, Chiara Seminara, Sabrina Sproviero, the Compagnia Teatro Ditirammu and the musicians Antonio Vasta, Antonio Putzu, Manfredi Tumminello.
More Infos on the production: teatrobiondo.it/events/liola/

August 8 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone e Borsellino – Via della Montagna, Zafferana Etnea
Gigi D’Alessio, singer songwriter and music producer from Naples, who has sold more than 20 million CDs.
Info: gigidalessio.com/

August 9 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Lucia Garsia & the Orchestra Jazz Siciliana, conducted by Domenico Riina. Tribute to Whitney Houston.  
Info: thebrassgroup.it

August 9 (21.30 h)
Porto Turistico Marina – Capo d’Orlando (ME)
Gigi d’Alessio the singer songwriter and music producer from Naples, who has sold more than 20 million CDs.
Info: gigidalessio.com/

August 9 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone e Borsellino – Via della Montagna, Zafferana Etnea
Piero Pelù & I Bandidos on stage, Giacomo Castellano (guitar), Luca Martelli (drums) and Ciccio Lucausi (bass).
The former and present frontman of Litfiba, who also started a solo carreer.
Info: litfiba.net

August 10
Teatro Antico – Taormina
The ancient Theatre open by night. A nightly visit of the ancient theatre, a special experience.

August 10 to 13 (from 22.00h to 3.00 h)
Any place with free view to the sky – Taormina
Nights of “Shooting Stars” – Night of St. Lawrence and more. Watching the Perseids. Every year near mid-August the starry sky prepares A GREAT SHOW FOR US EARTHLINGS – a rain of “shooting stars” which indeed are METEORS OF COMET 109P/SWIFT-TUTTLE, also called the PERSEIDS. They enter our atmosphere and vaporise, creating a streak of light. You can already see some in the nights of Aguust 10/11 and 11/12, but the densest part of the stream is reached on the night of August 12/13. In Italy the night of August 10 is called „La Notte di San Lorenzo“, dedicated to Saint Lawrence, who was martyred during the persecution of the Christians by the Roman Emperor Valerian. The Perseids are associated with the night in which the saint is celebrated, and they are also called Lacrime di San Lorenzo (Tears of Saint Lawrence). In fact, in the past, the peak of activity of this meteor shower occurred around August 10, but since the swarm was studied for the first time, the peak has slipped in time. This year the moon is very favorable for the Perseids, and that’ll make the Perseids probably the best meteor shower of 2018. Watching Perseid meteors couldn’t be simpler. The best advice is to use a sun-lounger or some other arrangement where you can lay back comfortably, wait and watch, preferrable in direction North-East. Good luck!!!

August 10 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone e Borsellino – Via della Montagna, Zafferana Etnea
Nino Frassica & Los Plaggers. A program that can be described as cabaret concert. Nino Frassica is a comedian and actor, born in Messina, and very popular in Italy for his character of the Carabiniere Antonio Cecchini in the TV series Don Matteo.
Info:  facebook.com/ninofrassica.it/

August 10 and 11 (9.30 h until nighttime)
Public beaches – Letojanni
Festival delle Laterne. Dancing, eating, feasting all day and in the evening: start of paperlanterns
Info and tickets: festivaldellelanterne.net

August 11 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Anfiteatro Sicilia 2018: Brian Wilson. One of the founders of the Beach Boys, the singer, keyborder and bassist Brian Wilson, now at the age of 76 and looking like an elder statesman, is still on stage.
Info: brianwilson.com

August 11 (22.30 h)
Public beaches – Letojanni
Festival delle lanterne – second evening of the event with the Sicilian Raggae band Shakalab in concert and start of hundreds of sky lanterns.
Info: facebook.com/festivaldellelanterne/ and festivaldellelanterne.net

August 12 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Anfiteatro Sicilia 2018: Antigone. Antique tragedy by Sophocles.
Info: anfiteatrosicilia.it

August 13 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Uccio de Santis the actor and commedian from Apulia with his current program (in Italian).
Info: uccio.tv

August 13, 15 and 17 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina – arias from legendary operas interpreted by professional singers with piano accompaniment (May to October: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

August 16 (21.30 h)
Tosca Opera by Giacomo Puccini, staging by Bruno Torrisi, set design Daniela Barbera. Orchestra and Choir of the Taormina Opera Stars conducted by Gianna Fratta. Cast: Carmela Apollonio (Tosca), Marcello Giordani (Cavaradossi), Pedro Carrillo (Scarpia), Haocheng Lei (Sagrestano), Shy Zong (Angelotti), Stefano Sorrentino (Spoletta), Alessandro Vargetto (Sciarrone/Carceriere), Pasquale Auricchio (Pastorello). A second performance on August 21 (21.30 h)
Info: taorminaoperastars.it

August 17 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Ermal Meta the singer-songwriter from Bari with Albanian roots, winner of the Sanremo Festival in 2018 (together with Fabrizio Moro). Ermal Meta, along with Fabrizio Moro, will represent Italy at the Euroviosion Song Contest 2018.
Info: it-it.facebook.com/ermalmetainfo/

August 18 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Gianna Nannini. T h e italian rock lady is a regular guest at the Antique Theatre of Taormina. The concert will be sold out as usually and you will hear her fans singing along with her throughout Taormina.
Info: giannanannini.com

August 18 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone e Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea
Swing sotto il vulcono – with the HJO Jazz Orchestra, 17 musicians conducted by Sebastiano Benvenuto Ramaci, playing musics by Glenn Miller, Duce Ellington and count Basile. Special guest: Giovanni Hoffer playing the Jazz horn
Info: facebook.com/events/2193775030911590/

August 19 (18.30 h /21.30 h)
Village of Castelmola
Festival Nazionale del Folklore. Folk Festival with three Folk Groups from Sicily: „La Madonnia“ (Messina), “Gruppo Folkloristico Taormina”, “I Molesi” (Castelmola). The festivals starts at 18.30 h with a parade through the streets and alleys of Castelmola, followed by a performance on stage on the main place of the village Piazza S. Antonio, starting at 21.30 h.
Info: facebook.com/events/2089220864628394/

August 19 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Negrita. The alternative rock band from Arezzo, Tuscany, is considered as one of the most inportant bands of Italy.
Info: negrita.com

August 19 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone e Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea
Nino Frassica & Los Plaggers Band Cabaret- concert with one of Italy’s most popular comic actors. Nino Frassica, born in Messina, is best known for his roll as the carabiniere Marshal Nino Cecchini alongside Terence Hill on the TV series “Don Matteo”.
Info: facebook.com/ninofrassica.it/

August 20 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
LE DIV4S. Unconventional Opera. The vocal ensemble was born from the meeting of four young sopranos, united by a passion for opera and the idea to ​​share the excellence of Italian music. LE DIV4S have sought to create an innovative language capable of inspiring a younger and wider audience, and not just fans of the classical genre. Their journey began with the reinterpretation of famous opera arias, and has evolved through the reworking of immensely popular pieces, both Italian and international in origin, where the combination of classical vocals and pop rhythms has become the focal point defining the identity of the group. They will be accompanied by the Orchestra of the Taormina Opera Stars.
Info: taorminaoperastars.it

August 20, 22 and 24 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina – arias from legendary operas interpreted by professional singers with piano accompaniment (May to October: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

August 21 (21.30 h)
Tosca Opera by Giacomo Puccini, staging by Bruno Torrisi, set design Daniela Barbera. Orchestra and Choir of the Taormina Opera Stars conducted by Gianna Fratta. Cast: Maria Tomassi (Tosca), Marcello Giordani (Cavaradossi), Pedro Carrillo (Scarpia), Haocheng Lei (Sagrestano), Graziano D’Urso (Angelotti), Riccardo Palazzo (Spoletta), Alessandro Vargetto (Sciarrone/Carceriere), Pasquale Auricchio (Pastorello).
Info: taorminaoperastars.it

August 22 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Cavalleria Rusticana Concert Gala. In memory of Giuseppe di Stefano, historic partner of Maria Callas, who died 10 years ago. An evening with some of the artists that received the International Giuseppe di Stefano Award, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Calabria and the Sicilian Opera Choir.
Info and tickets: ticketone.it

August 23 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Amara Satira Omnia a production of SBAM (Sicily Ballet Around Movement) with musics by W.A. Mozart and texts by Bertolt Brecht. A multi artistic study on ambiguity. Dancers: Chiara Arena, Benedetta Cannolo, Asia Scuderi e Fabio Gambuzza, Actor: Lorenzo Stazzone, Soprano: Miriam Žiarna, directed by Davide Garattini Raimondi, choreography by Melissa Zuccalà.
Info: centralpalc.com/2018/04/amara-satira-omnia/

August 24 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Aida. Opera by Giuseppe Verdi. A new staging for the Antique Theatre of Taormina, a production of the Mythos Opera Festival.
Info: mythosoperafestival.com

August 24 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone e Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea
Francesco De Gregori in concert on his Tour 2018. De Gregori will be accompanied by Guido Guglielminetti (double bass),  Paolo Giovenchi (guitar), Alessandro Valle (steel guitar) and Carlo Gaudiello (piano). They will perform the classics of De Gregori and also rarely played pieces.
Info and tickets: francescodegregori.net/ and  ticketone.it

August 25 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Max Gazzè the Italian singer-songwriter and musician from Rome, known for his high-pitched voice.
Info: maxgazze.it

August 25 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone e Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea
A night with Queen The story of the famous band, an evening with live music, theatre scenes, videos about one of the most famous bands of the 20th century.

August 26 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Renzo Arbore singer-songwriter, comedian, showman, composer, who in 1991 founded the Orchestra Italiana, a group of 15 artists with the aim to popularize Neapolitan music worldwide.
Info: arboristeria.it

August 26 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone e Borsellino – Via della Montagna, Zafferana Etnea
Giancarlo Giannini, the Oscar-nominated Italian actor, director and multilingual dubber who made an international reputation for his leading roles in Italian films (many by Lina Wertmüller) as well as for his mastery of a variety of languages and dialects. Giannini also made a reputation for dubbing international stars in films released on the Italian market, such as Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Michael Douglas, Dustin Hoffman, Gérard Depardieu and Ian McKellen, among others.

August 27
Teatro Antico – Taormina
The ancient Theatre open by night. A nightly visit of the ancient theatre, a special experience.

August 27, 29 and 31 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina – arias from legendary operas interpreted by professional singers with piano accompaniment (May to October: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

August 28 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
La Traviata. Opera by Giuseppe Verdi. A new innovative staging for Taormina. With the Philharmonic Orchestra of Calabria  conducted by Filippo Arlia, a production of the Mythos Opera Festival.
Info: mythosoperafestival.com

August 29 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Fabrizio Moro the singer-songwriter from Rome, known for his socio-critical texts and winner of the Sanremo Festival in 2018 (together with Ermal Meta).  Fabrizio Moro, along with Ermal Meta, will represent Italy at the Euroviosion Song Contest 2018.
Info: fabriziomoro.net

August 30
Teatro Antico – Taormina
The ancient Theatre open by night. A nightly visit of the ancient theatre, a special experience.

August 30 (21.00 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone e Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea
Regardez a piece for dancers and actors, written by Francesco Coppa, choreography by Valentina Cristaldi performed by the members of the company of the dancing school “Oltredanza” from Zafferana.
Info: facebook.com/scuolaoltredanza/

August 31 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Baustelle, another important indie rock band from Tuscany, with a wide range of modern sounds from electronica toindie rock and romantic sounds of British artists like Depeche Mode and the Smiths.
Info: baustelle.it

SEPTEMBER 2018

September 1 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Enrico Brignano the actor, playwright, comedian, presenter and writer from Rome with his solo program.
Info: enricobrignano.it

September 2 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Mario Biondi the soul, nu jazz and pop singer from Catania known for his deep and warm voice in concert.
Info: mariobiondi.com

September 3
Teatro Antico – Taormina
The ancient Theatre open by night. A nightly visit of the ancient theatre, a special experience.

September 3, 5 and 7 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina – arias from legendary operas interpreted by professional singers with piano accompaniment (May to October: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

September 6 and 7 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Il barbiere di Siviglia – The Barber of Seville. Opera buffa by Gioachino Rossini. A new staging by Enrico Castiglione. With the participation of the Choir and Orchestra of the Bellini Opera Festival.
Info and tickets: boxol.it and festivaleuromediterraneo.eu (special events)

September 8 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Brit Floyd, they call themselves: the World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Tribute Show. Musical director, guitar player and singer Damian Darlington listened to the original Pink Floyd since he was a boy of 13. During the history of Brit Floyd,  it happened that members of the real Pink Floyd joined Brit Floyd on stage…
Info: britfloyd.com

September 9
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Una Ragazza per il Cinema. (A girl for cinema) final of the contest. Open to all italian or foreign girls from the age of 15 to 25, inscriptions through: unaragazzaperilcinema.eu

September 10, 11 and 13
Teatro Antico – Taormina
The ancient Theatre open by night. A nightly visit of the ancient theatre, a special experience.

September 10, 12 and 14 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina – arias from legendary operas interpreted by professional singers with piano accompaniment (May to October: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

September 13 to 15
Santa Marina, Menfi and other locations – Island of Salina
Salina Doc Fest 2018. Filmfest foundet by Gionvanna Taviani and dedicated to the documentary genre. Documentary films from all over the world draw a colourful audience of locals and international film buffs to this glorious Aeolian island. Films are screened around the island, with gala events held outside in the pretty garden-piazza by the harbour.
Info: salinadocfest.it

September 15
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Gran Galà RGS (Radio Giornale di Sicilia). Gala, feasting the end of the musical summer season.
Info: rgs.gds.it

September 17, 19 and 21 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina – arias from legendary operas interpreted by professional singers with piano accompaniment (May to October: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

September 21to 30
Streets and places – San Vito lo Capo
Cous Cous Fest. Sicily’s most famous international food festival celebrated its 21th year in 2018, this year’s slogan: make cous cous not war! It takes place over more than a week in the seaside town of San Vito Lo Capo and extends well beyond its featured dish (which is the focus of a cook-off between international chefs from Africa and Italy) to act as a celebration of a shared Mediterranean heritage, with free concerts and DJ sets by acts from across the region. Program of the concerts within short.
Info: couscousfest.it

September 22 (17.00 and 21.00 h) and 23 (21.00 h)
various locations – Taormina
Taormina Burlesque Festival. First festival held in Taormina dedicated to burlesque, a show form including variety, musical cabaret and travesty. The first day. during the “Vintage Afternoon”, from 17.00 h everyone can participate (after advance registration until May 31), in a costume contest. Photographers will take pictures of the participants in vintage costumes, at the most beautiful places of Taormina. During the gala “Lady Burlesque Taormina”, starting at 21.00 h, the winner will be awarded and can appear on stage during the main Gala taking place the next evening. September 23 starts with a workshop on the “Burlesque” in the afternoon. In the evening (21.00 h) will be the main Gala Show with national and international stars of the genre.
Info: burlesquenews.it

September 24, 26 and 28 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina – arias from legendary operas interpreted by professional singers with piano accompaniment (May to October: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

OCTOBER  2018 

October 4 to 7
Old town – Ragusa Ibla
24th Ibla Buskers Festival Street musicians, performers and artists of all imaginable varieties flood to the historic Ibla district of Ragusa for four days of joyous noise and mayhem around the picturesque alleyways. Kids will love the jugglers and other wild circus acts. Certain concerts and performances are for free.
Info: iblabuskers.it

Last update: August 18, 2018

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