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 May 2018
Museo Civico di Castello Ursino – Piazza Federico di Svevia, Catania
Da Giotto a De Chirico. I Tesori nascosti.
Hidden treasures of Italian art from the middle ages to the 20th century. A selection of more than 150 rarely exhibited pieces of art, that belong to bank houses, institutions and private collections. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.00 to 19.00 h, Saturdy and Sunday, 9.00 to 21.00 h.
Info: Tel. 095 345830 and biglietteria@itesorinascosti.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

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April 1 (16.45 h)
Cinema Olimpia – Via Giardinazzo  17, Taormina
Peter Rabbit – the Film. Comedy Directed by Will Gluck. Australia, USA, Great Britain 2018, 93 min.

April 1 (18.30 h and 21.00 h)
Cinema Olimpia – Via Giardinazzo  17, Taormina
Maria Magdalena. Film drama directed by Garth Davis, with among others Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix and Chiwetel Ejiofer. Great Britain, USA, Australia 2018, 120 min.

April 1
Adrano (CT)
I Diavulazzi di Pasqua or La Diavolata. In the morning the statues of Christ, of the Madonna and of the Angel will be brought to the Piazza Umberto where the “Diavolata”, the struggle between the evil and the good takes place, ending up with the victory of peace. This tradition goes back to a text called “La Resurrezione” written by Don Anselmo Laudani in 1752.
Info: www.comune.adrano.ct-egov.it

April 1
Gangi (PA)
Easter celebrations in Gangi involve various rituals and processions throughout the Holy Week, though the most interesting event happens on Easter Sunday, when an unusual rivalry between saints takes place. Devotees of the Madonna compete against those who venerate Jesus. The peaceful competition consists of creating the best decorations in the streets in the centre of town, near the cathedral. They assume the shape of arches, bizarrely constructed of bread, vegetables and other foodstuff.
Info: www.aapit.pa.it

April 2 (16.45 h)
Cinema Olimpia – Via Giardinazzo  17, Taormina
Peter Rabbit – the Film. Comedy Directed by Will Gluck. Australia, USA, Great Britain 2018, 93 min.

April 2 (18.30 h and 21.00 h)
Cinema Olimpia – Via Giardinazzo  17, Taormina
Maria Magdalena. Film drama directed by Garth Davis, with among others Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix and Chiwetel Ejiofer. Great Britain, USA, Australia 2018, 120 min.

April 2
Forza D’Agrò (ME)
Traditional “Festa dell’Alloro” and the Procession of the “Sacri Oli”. The young people of the village create banners made from laurel leaves in honour of the SS. Trinità. After the awarding of the most beautiful example all banners will be carried in a procession alongside the Via SS. Annunziata to the Chiesa della Triade. On this “Monday of the Angels” the people of the village present to everyone the “collure”, tipical sicilian easter sweets (in memory to Abraham in the desert and the three angels).
Info: www.comune.forzadagro.me.it

April 5 (21.00 h)
MA – Via Vela, 6/8, Catania
James Taylor Quartet, the British Jazz Funk band, formed in 1987 by Hammond organ player James Taylor. James Taylor (Hammond organ), Chris Montague (guitar), Andrew McKinney (bass) and Adam Betts (drums), the band usually features a horn section comprising John Willmott (tenor sax, flute) and Nick Smart (trumpet), and vocalist Yvonne Yanney.
Info: jamestaylorquartet.co.uk , tickets: ctbox.it

April 6, 7 and 8
Old town center – Taormina
Food&Flower Weekend organized by „Taormine“, the new association of  traders and entrepreneurs of Taormina.
A weekend dedicated to the flavors and tastes of springtime. The city of Taormina will be embellished by flowers and plants, arranged by the most important florists and nurseries of the region. There will be a contest dedicated to the most beautiful planted balcony and to the most beautifully trimmed shop window, and of course, some of the most important chefs in town will dedicate their menues to the topic of this weekend. There will be also guided tours to gardens in Taormina, also to our Hotel Villa Schuler garden. See also the detailed programm here on our website.
Infos and registration to the contests: info@taormineact.com , Tel. 095 7463355

April 7 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
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

April 12 (21.30 h)
Teatro Metropolitan – Via Sant’ Euplio, 21, Catania
Mannarino – L’Impero Crollerà. The singer songwriter from Rome, whose song “Scendi giù” won the Amnesty Award 2015 for the best lyrics on human rights published in Italy during the year 2014.
Info: alessandromannarino.it , tickets: ctbox.it

April 14 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
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

April 18 (21.15 h)
Cine Teatro Odeon – via Filippo Corridoni, 19, Catania
Trilok Gurtu and the Arkè String Quartet, special guest: Enrico Rava (trumpet).
The Bombay born Jazz percussionist Trilok Gurtu together with the Italian trumpettist Enrico Rava and the avant-garde ensemble Arkè String Quartet. A spectacular crossover of Orient and Occident
Info: trilokgurtu.net , valentinocorvino.it and enricorava.com , tickets: ctbox.it

April 20 (21.30 h)
Teatro Metropolitan – Via Sant’ Euplio, 21, Catania
Giovanni Allevi best-known Italian Pop and Jazz pianist and composer in concert.
Info: giovanniallevi.com , tickets: ctbox.it

April 21 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
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

April 21 (21.00 h)
Pal’Art Hotel – Località Tupparello, Acireale
Gianna Nannini – Fenomenale il Tour. She is t h e Italian female rock personality born in 1954 in Siena. With her powerful presence on stage, she attracts thousands of fans to her concerts.
Info: giannanannini.com , tickets: ticketone.it

April 27 (17.30 h), 28 and 29
Old town center – Acireale
Opening of the Festa dei Fiori 2018 – Flower Festival and Spring Carnival of Acireale. Three days with carnival parades with groups in carnival costumes and wagons decorated with flowers, handicraft, art, flower and plant markets, exhibitions, historic palazzi decorated with flowers, street artists and live music performances. The event lasts until April 29.
See the full program: vivasicilia.com/eventi-ed-appuntamenti-in-sicilia/eventi-ed-appuntamenti-aprile-sicilia/festa-dei-fiori-acireale.html

April 28 and 29
Palazzo Congressi and other locations – Taormina
3rd International Musical Bands Festival – competition and fest for musical bands and wind orchestras.
Info: it-it.facebook.com/Taormina-Musical-Bands-Festival-562111057302628/ and euroartproduction.it/sicily-festival.html

April 28 (21.15 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
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

April 30 (all day long)
Diverse locations – Taormina
Le festa del Jazz – Jazz Fest on the occasion of  the International Jazz Day 2018, that will be celebrated worldwide on this very day,  Taormina will see a variety of concerts in collaboration with the Conservatory of Messina and the local associations dedicated to Jazz. An event organized by ACT (Associazione Commercianti Taormina).
Info: taormineact.com and  jazzday.com

May 2018

May 2 (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

May 2 (21.00 h)
Pal’Art Hotel – Località Tupparello, Acireale
Biagio Antonacci – dediche e manie Tour 2018. The  Italien pop singer songwriter from Milan
Info: biagioantonacci.it , tickets: ctbox.it

May 2 (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

May 5 (21.30 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Omaggio a Verdi – homage to Verdi music from operas by G.Verdi, interpreted by Graziano D’Urso (bariton) and Elisabetta Zizzo (soprano), with piano accompaniment.
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

May 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

May 8 and 9 (21.00 h)
Pal’Art Hotel – Località Tupparello, Acireale
Jovanotti – Lorenzo nei Palazzi dello Sport 2018. The 2018 tour of the best-known Italian pop and rap artist.
Info: soleluna.com and jova.tv , tickets: ctbox.it

May 9 (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

May 10, 12, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 30 (18.45 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

May 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31 (18.45 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

May 11 (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

May 12 (21.30 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
I Tre Tenori – The Three Tenors a programm of classical music and opera arias interpreted by Marco Antonio Pastorelli, Federico Parisi and Andrea Casablanca, with piano accompaniment.
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

May 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

May 16 (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

May 17
Pal’Art Hotel – Località Tuparello, Acireale
Elio e Le Storie Tese. The Band from Milan, founded by Stefano Belisari in 1980. They announced that they would disband end of 2017, now they are on their Farewell Tour.
Info: elioelestoiretese.it  tickets: ticketone.it

May 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

May 18 to 20
Centro Storico – Noto
Infiorata di Noto. Italy’s best-known flower festival sees one of the Baroque town’s main streets, Via Nicolaci, carpeted with a series of flower-petal tapestries designed by local and international artists. To watch them at work, come on the Friday. If you have kids, bring them back on the morning of May 20, when they can join local children in scattering the petals by running up and down the street.
Info: infioratadinoto.it

May 19 (21.30 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Le Donne di Puccini – The women of Puccini legendary women roles and famous arias from operas by Puccini, interpreted by Silvia Di Falco (soprano) and Maria La Malfa (soprano), with piano accompaniment.
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

May 19 (21.30 h)
Teatro San Giorgio – Taormina
Italian Film Songs interpreted by Carmen Salamone (soprano) and Davide Benigno (tenor), with piano accompaniment.
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

May 20 (17.00 h)
Piazza Centrale – Zafferana Etnea
Opening of the  7th edition of the culinary fest Cibo Nostrumorganized by the Italian Cooks Federation. Three days dedicated to the flavors and tastes of Italian and Sicilian cuisine. A weekend full of tastings, workshops, cooking contests and lots of new taste sensations to be discovered. Until May 22.
Infos: cibonostrum.eu

May 21 (19.00 h)
Corso Umberto – Taormina
Taormina Cooking Fest – Cibo Nostrum 7th edition. Culinary event, organized by the Italian Cooks Federation in collaboration with „Taormine“, the new association of  traders and entrepreneurs of Taormina. More than 160 cooks from all over Italy and Sicily and more than 30 Italian and Sicilian wine producers will crowd the Corso Umberto with their stands and delicious offers. The city of Taormina will be embellished by white chef’s hats of 160 chefs and their helpers. A delightful event with tastings, cooking shows and lots of new taste sensations to be discovered.
Infos: cibonostrum.eu and  info@taormineact.com , Tel. 095 7463355

May 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

May 22 (13.00 h)
Il Faro – Capo Mulini (Acireale)
Festa Mediterranea – Cibo Nostrum 7th edition, Mediterranean feast with the  Chefs con la Coppola (Simone Strano, Giuseppe Raciti, Giovanni Grasso e Giuseppe Torrisi).
Infos: cibonostrum.eu

May 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

May 25, 26 ans 27 (10.00 – 00.00 h)
Piazza Duomo – Acireale (CT)
Nivarata – International festival of the Granita Siciliana. The famous Sicilian fruit sorbet specialità, called Granita will play the prinicpal role of this food festival. Three days with degustation for the visitors, shows of the preparation of the Granita, demonstrations of antique methods of preparation, food shows of the best ice-cream makers, pastry cooks and chefs. Life music and performances. Children’s animation.
Info: nivarata.it

May 26
Pal’Art Hotel – Località Tuparello, Acireale
Emma. Emma Marrone on her “Essere Qui” 2018 tour. The Italian Pop singer from Florence, who represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Denmark.
Info: emmamarrone.net  tickets: ticketone.it

May 26 and 27
Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars) is an Italy-wide initiative which sees wine makers throw open their doors for the last weekend of May. Sicilian producers take the whole thing very seriously, offering a vast programme of visits, tastings and events across the whole island. Click on the ‘Cantine Aperte’ and ‘Sicilia’ links on the website provided below.
Info: movimentoturismovino.it/en/home/

May 28 and 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

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 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 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 to 27
Teatro Antico, Archivio Storico and other locations – Taormina
Taobuk Taormina Book Festival. 8th edition under the headline “Rivoluzioni – Revolutions”
Info: taobuk.it

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
Anfiteatro Sicilia 2018: Tony Hadley, the pop, soul and swing singer and ex frontman of Spandau Ballet from London.
Info: tonyhadley.com

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, 10, 11 and 12
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Rigoletto. Opera by Giusepe Verdi
Info: more info about production and staff as soon as available.

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 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 (21.30 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 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Ultimo the young Italian singer who won the San Remo Music Festival in the “new proposal” category. Ultimo was born as Niccolò Moriconi in Rome in 1996 and he has studied piano since he was eight and has started writing songs since he was fourteen.
Info: it-it.facebook.com/ultimopeterpan/

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
Ornella Vanoni. the Italian singer, born in 1934, is one of the most credited Italian singers, known for her sophisticated pop style.
Info: ornellavanoni.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 and 21
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Tosca. Opera by Giacomo Puccini. Taormina Opera Stars.
Info: more info about production and staff as soon as available.

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
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Taormina concert Gala
Info: more info about production and staff as soon as available.

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 22
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Premio Giuseppe Di Stefano. Final of the contest named after the famous tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano (1921-2008) who originated from Sicily.
Info: more info about production and staff as soon as available.

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
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Gran Gala Omaggio Di Stefano. Concert Gala dedicated to the famous tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano (1921-2008) who originated from Sicily.
Info: more info about production and staff as soon as available.

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
Teatro Antico – Taormina
La Traviata. Opera by Giuseppe Verdi.
Info: more info about production and staff as soon as available.

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
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Il Barberie di Siviglia. The Barber of Seville. Opera buffa by Gioachino Rossini.
Info: more info about production and staff as soon as available.

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 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

Last update: April 11, 2018

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