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

Although we always double-check our different information sources, we cannot guarantee for all informations on the events listed. If you need more detailed information about events in and around Taormina, stay in touch or email us via info@hotelvillaschuler.com

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

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

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

June 2018

June 1 (21.00 h)
Villa Bellini – Via Etnea 292, Catania (CT)
Carmen Consoli & Friends per Namasté benefit concert in favour of the Association Namasté, that runs a day-care center for mentally handicapped children and that needs a new place to be.
Info and tickets: ticketone.it and ctbox.it

June 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

June 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23 (19.00 h)
Teatro Greco – Siracusa
54th Festival del Teatro Greco di Siracusa. Herakles tragedy by Euripides, direction by Emma Dante. The story of Herakles who should to save the lifes of his father, wife and children, but – cursed by the godesses Iris and Madness – kills his wife and children instead in a frenzy..
Info: indafondazione.org

June 2, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20, 22, 24 (19.00 h)
Teatro Greco – Siracusa
54th Festival del Teatro Greco di Siracusa. Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles, direction by Yannis Kokkos. The play describes the end of Oedipus‘ tragic life.
Info: indafondazione.org

June 4, 6 and 8 (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

June 9 (19.30)
Giardino di Villa Trinità – Mascalucia (CT)
Dove fiorisce la Jacaranda – Where the Jacaranda tree blooms. Opening of the 6th edition of the garden and arts fest in one of the most beautiful gardens of Sicily. Exhibition of works by Dorota Koziara, Cosimo Allera and Gino Casavecchia.  Musics by Luca Madonia (acustic guitar). Sunday, June 10, from 9.00 to 20.00 h, program of  lecture, and degustations.
Info: etnabotanicgarden.com

June 10 (9.00 to 20.00 h)
Giardino di Villa Trinità – Mascalucia (CT)
Dove fiorisce la Jacaranda – Where the Jacaranda tree blooms. 6th edition of the garden and arts fest in one of the most beautiful gardens of Sicily. Exhibition of works by the polish designer and sculptor Dorota Koziara, the italian sculptor Cosimo Allera and the artist and designer Gino Casavecchia.  Musics by Luca Madonia (acustic guitar), degustations with Flavia Pantaleo (16.00h, author of the book „La cucina de pasticci e die Timballi“ (the kitchen of pies and casseroles) and  the sommelier Dalila Salonia (17.30h, author oft he book „Vincanto“ that presents famous wines and suggests their connetction to works of musics and arts) and a lecture on the Italian Botanical Heritage by the journalist Margherita Lombardi (17.00 h). All day long: a “guided tour” to the traditional scents of Sicily with Francesca Giuffrida (Ciurì).
Info: etnabotanicgarden.com

June 11, 13 and 15 (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

June 15 to 17
Piazza IV Novembre – Maletto
33° Sagra della Fragola Maletto 2018. Culinary feast dedicated to the most important agricultuaral product of the comunity of Maletto (Mt. Etna north), the famous strawberries from Maletto. There are two types: the small wood strawberries and the bigger ones with white fruit flesh inside, both extremely delicious. A cheerful event with stands, degustations, guided visits to the historic city, the churches and the castle of Maletto, live music, DJ contest, parades with the Maletto brass band, and the preparation of the biggest Strawberry Cake far and wide! This enormous cake will be presented in a parade on Sunday, June 17, at 17.00 h and after that distributed for free.
Full programm at: facebook.com/sagradellefragole/

June 16 (18.30 h)
Terrace of Hotel Isabella – Taormina
IL Cafè Letterario in Terrazza. With the Sicilian author Massimo Maugeri, known among others by his blog letteratitudine.it,  who presents his new book “Cetti Curfino”.  His main female character, Cetti, is a symbol of abuse and resistance, victim and executioner at the same time, around whose history Maugeri weaves and crosses strong themes such as youth unemployment, workplace deaths, politics without scruples, the difficulty of living in the abandoned suburbs of cities, sexual abuse, life in prison…The event will be held in italian language.

June 18 (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

June 19 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds the ex Oasis singer songwriter and guitarrist from Manchster and his band on their “Stranded on the Earth World Tour”.
Info: noelgallagher.com

June 20
Teatro Antico – Taormina
The ancient Theatre open by night. A nightly visit of the ancient theatre, a special experience.

June 20 (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

June 21 (21.00 h)
Stadio San Filippo – Messina
Vasco Rossi with more than 35 millions of copies sold one of the best-selling Italian singers.  He calls himself a “provoca(u)tore” as he has been regularly criticized over his lifestyle and and the lyrics in his songs.
Info: vascorossi.net, tickets: ticketone.it

June 22 (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

June 23 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Taobuk 2018. Opening Gala of the Taormina Book Fest 2018. Awarding ceremony of the Taobuk Awards for Literary excellence to Amos Oz, Elizabeth Strout, Sergio Castellitto and Stefano Bollani. With the participation of the actrices Anna Valle and Paola Cortellesi, the singer songwriter Carmen Consoli, the soprano Donata D’Annunzio Lombardi and the directors Ulisse Lendaro and Riccardo Milani. Admission free. The event will be braodcasted on RAI 2 on July 3, 23.00h
More info: tabuk.it

June 23 to 27
Teatro Antico, Archivio Storico and other locations – Taormina
Taobuk 2018 Taormina Book Festival. 8th edition under the headline “Rivoluzioni – Revolutions” Here you can find the full programm: Taobuk_Programma2018
Info: taobuk.it

June 23 and 24
Harbour  –  Marzamemi (Province of Siracusa)
4° Festival del Pesce Azzuro. The small pittoresque village of Marzamemi invites to the festival of the “pesce azzuro”. A culinary feast dedicated to sardine, anchovy, herring, mackarel and their relatives, a feast with good food, musics, arts and the magical atmosphere of this smal maritime village.
More Info: facebook.com/prolocomarzamemi/

June 25, 26, 27 and 28
Teatro Antico – Taormina
The ancient Theatre open by night. A visit of the ancient theatre by night, a special experience.

June 25, 27 and 29 (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

June 29 and 30 (20.30 h)
Teatro Greco – Siracusa
54th Festival del Teatro Greco di Siracusa. I Cavalieri – The Knights by Aristophanes, direction by Giampiero Solari The play is a satire on the social and political life of classical Athens during the Peleponnesian War.
Info: indafondazione.org

June 30 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Nastri D’Argento 2017Silver Ribbon Awards 2017 Gala. The reknowned and historic film award given by the SNGCI, the union of the Italian cinema journalists.
Info: www.taormina-arte.com and www.cinegiornalisti.com

July 2018

July 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (20.30 h)
Teatro Greco – Siracusa
54th Festival del Teatro Greco di Siracusa. I Cavalieri – The Knights by Aristophanes, direction by Giampiero Solari The play is a satire on the social and political life of classical Athens during the Peleponnesian War.
Info: indafondazione.org

July 2, 4 and 6 (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

July 8 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Simona Molinari and Friends. The Jazz and swing artist from Naples in concert.
Info and tickets: simonamolinari.it  and  ticketone.it

July 8 (21.15 h)
Stadio San Filippo – Messina
Negramaro the popular band from Puglia, whose name stems from a wine produced in their native region, Salento.
Info: negramaro.com , tickets: ticketone.it

July 9, 11 and 13 (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

July 11 (21.15 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Rigoletto, Opera by Giuseppe Verdi.  Staging by Bruno Torrisi, conducted by Angelo Gabrielli. Cast: Rigoletto Giovanni Meoni. Desirèe Rancatore (Gilda),  Davide Giusti (Duca di Mantova), Dario Russo (Sparafucile)
Info: sestosensooperafestival.it

July 11 to 14
Santa Marina and Malfa – Island of Salina (Aeolian Islands)
MareFestival Salina 2018. Cinema, music, arts, cultur and fashion events to feast the Island, that was one oft he main filming locations of the movie „Il postino“ (The Postman) directed by Michael Radford. To the occasion of the MareFestival will be awarded the “Premio Troisi”, which is given to already affirmed but also young actors in memory of the actor Massinmo Troisi, who became famous for his role as Mario Ruopplol in the film The Postman and who died, aged 41, of a heart attack only 12 hours after the end of the main filmings.
Info: marefestivalsalina.it

July 12 (21.15 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Ron Lucio and the orchestra MediSonus, conducted by Peppe Vessicchiogio. Ron (Rosalino Cellamare) is one of the most popular Italian singer songwriters.
Info: sestosensooperafestival.it and ticketone.it

July 13 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Premio Cinematografico delle Nazioni international film award.
Info: more info about the event as soon as available.

July 14 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Anfiteatro Sicilia 2018: Vinicio Capossela in concert. The singer and polyinstrumentalist with a style highly influenced by Tom Waits and Italian folk music, is known for his original lyrics.
Info: viniciocapossela.it

July 14 to 21
diverse locations – Taormina
Taomoda fashion week with a series of events, exhibitions and catwalks dedicated to fashion Made in Italy
Info: taorminamoda.it

July 15 (21.15 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Rigoletto, Opera by Giuseppe Verdi.  Staging by Bruno Torrisi, conducted by Angelo Gabrielli. Cast: Rigoletto Giovanni Meoni. Desirèe Rancatore (Gilda),  Davide Giusti (Duca di Mantova), Dario Russo (Sparafucile)
Info: sestosensooperafestival.it

July 15 (21.30 h)
Anfiteatro Falcone e Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea
Damien Rice the indie rock and folk singer from Ireland in concert on his Wood Water Wind Tour 2018.
Info and tickets: damienrice.com and ctbox.it

July 15, 16, 17 and 20
Teatro Antico and other locations – Taormina
Taormina Film Fest 64th edition. Another attempt to revitalize the once famous Taormina Film Fest, with mostly itlian films and stars, as it was in 2017.
Info: taorminafilmfest.it

July 16, 18 and 20 (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

July 18 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Gianni Morandi. Gianni Morandi and his band of young musicians from the Emilia Romagna:  Alberto Paderni (drums), Mattia Bigi (bass), Lele Leonari and Elia Garutti (guitars), Alessandro Magri (keyboard), Simone D’Eusanio (violin), Francesco Montisano (sax), Lisa Manara and Augusta Trebeschi (voice).
Info: morandimania.it

July 19 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Riki. the young Italian singer-songwriter,  Riccardo Macuzzo, best kown as Riki, discovered during the talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi.
Info: it-it.facebook.com/AboutRiki/

July 21
Teatro Antico  – Taormina
Taomoda closing gala of the fashion week.
Info: taorminamoda.it

July 22 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Fiorella Mannoia the Italian pop singer on her 2018 tour
Info: fiorellamannoia.it

July 23 and 25 (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

July 24 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Benji and Fede. The two from Modena started their carrier on Youtube and meanwhile published their 3rd album.
Info: still best on youtube

July 25
Teatro Antico – Taormina
The ancient Theatre open by night. A nightly visit of the ancient theatre, a special experience.

July 27 (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

July 27 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Anfiteatro Sicilia 2018: Teresa Valèry by and with the entertainer and comedian Teresa Mannino and the orchstra of the Teatro Massimo Palermo. Teresa Mannino tells the story of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Traviata. A diverting and passionate relecture of Verdis opera, with the participation of three opera singers, interpreting the most famous arias of the Traviata .
Info: teresamannino.com

July 28 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico –Taormina
Il Volo. The 3 young and popular tenors return to Taormina.  Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble neede only one year to conquer the public with their repertoire of Italian, Neapolitan and International popular songs and the most beautiful opera areas.
Info: ilvolomusic.com

July 29 (21.15 h)
Teatro Antico –Taormina
The great voices of the Sesto Senso Opera Festival Taormina in concert, Marcello Giordani (tenor), Desirèe Rancatore (soprano), Nicola Alaimo (bariton), Daniela Schillaci (soprano) and the MediSonus Orchestra, conducted by Antonino Manuli, performing arias and duets of the great operas by Verdi, Puccini, Bellini, Donizetti, Gounod and others.
Info: sestosensooperafestival.it

July 30 (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

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

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 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)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Anfiteatro Sicilia 2018: Noa & Orchestra the famous israeli singer with the beautiful voice has recorded songs in seven laguages, Arab, English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish and Yemenite. Her style is influenced by folk, jazz and world music.
Info: noasmusic.com

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 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 7
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Carmen. Opera by Georges Bizet
Info: more info about production and staff as soon as available.

August 8
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Liolà. Comedy by Luigi Pirandello written in Sicilian language.
Info: more info about production and staff as soon as available.

August 9 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Anfiteatro Sicilia 2018: Play the Music of Burt Bacharach 
Info: more info about production and staff as soon as available.

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

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 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 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 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 (21.00 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: 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 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 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 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 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: June 11, 2018

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