Events 2022 Taormina&Sicily

EVENTS 2022

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

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

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

 

APRIL 2022

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

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

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

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

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

 

MAY 2022

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

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

 

JUNE 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 21 (all day)
Various locations – Taormina
Festa della Musica 2022 – Italian Music Day 2022. A day dedicated to the music, celebrated all over Italy. This year’s edition has the motto “Recovery (green) sound” and features a great number of concerts with artists who are sharing the value of music as a means to promote values of sustainability and thoughtfulness about nature’s worthiness of protection.
The Italian Music Day was created as a festival to spread the values of music free of charge so, normally, local artists play free of charge, while ‘evolved’ national or international artists usually charge reduced rates, expressly for the Italian Music Day. 633 villages, small and big cities in all 20 Italian regions get involved in this important national music day, in Sicily alone 50 municipalities.
And this is the program for Taormina for June 21:
9.30 h
Parco Trevelyan — Taormina
Planting campaign for gardening enthusiasts
11.00 h
Chiesa di Santa Caterina — Taormina
Classical concert with the Ensembles of the Conservatory A. Corelli Messina
17.30 h
Parco Trevelyan — Taormina
La musica della Natura. The Music of Nature. Nature Therapy Event
18.00 h
Corso Umberto — Taormina
Parade of the Vincenzo Bellini City of Taormina Mazzeo Band
18.00 h
Hotel Villa Schuler — Taormina
Concert with the guitarist Riccardo Buzzurro and the solists of the Istituto Comprensivo 1 Taormina
19.00 h
Parco Trevelyan — Taormina
Concert with the Orchestra Mandolinistica Gioviale Taormina and the Sunrise Duet (voice and guitar)
19.00 h
Hotel Excelsior Palace — Taormina
Concert with Mariel and Saro (voice and guitar) and 4More (voice and accompaniment)
20.00 h
Piazza Carmine — Taormina
Concert with the Quartetto Klostes (harp, voice and percussions), C.C.O. & Deborah (Rap, Pop and Reggae), the Bandacircular Percussion and
Andorno Pincha

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

June 26 (20.45 h)
Teatro Antico — Taormina
68th Taormina Filmfest —  Opening Gala Legendary U.S. director, screenwriter and producer Francis Ford Coppola will open the 68th Taormina Film Fest with «The Godfather». The great director will present the restored version of his film, which was released worldwide this year by Paramount Pictures to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Info and tickets: taorminafilmfest.it

Download the full program of the Taormina Filmfest here: 

June 26  to July 2
Teatro Antico, Palazzo Congressi and other locations — Taormina
68th Edition of the Taormina Filmfest The historic event dedicated to the seventh art will celebrate its 68th anniversary this year. The directors of the festival are Alessandra De Luca, Federico Pontiggia and Francesco Alò. The common thread of this year’s festival will be comedy, with the celebration of Vittorio Gassman and Ugo Tognazzi in the centenary year of their birth, in the presence of their children Paola Gassman and Gian Marco Tognazzi. A tribute to the Sicilian comedic actor Angelo Musco is also planned, with the screening of a film dedicated to him, after the restoration by the Cineteca Nazionale. One of the highlights of the Taormina Film Fest 2022 will be the screening at the Teatro Antico of the documentary «Ennio», which pays tribute to the legendary composer Ennio Morricone, retracing his life and works, with the skilful direction of the Oscar winner Giuseppe Tornatore, expected in Sicily for the occasion. Singer Noemi, screenwriter Marco Borromei, actor Massimiliano Gallo, and director and screenwriter Aleem Khan will be the members of the jury of the International Competition of the 68th edition of the Taormina Film Fest, chaired by Cristina Comencini, director, writer, screenwriter, playwright, who was nominated for an Oscar in 2006 for «The Beast in the Heart.»
Info and tickets: taorminafilmfest.it

June 27 (20.45)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
68th Taormina Filmfest  Screening of La mia ombra è tua film by Eugenio Cappuccio, after the homonymous novel by Edoardo Nesi. This is a love story, which began forty years ago and never ended. It is also the story of a journey through Italy undertaken by a strange couple aboard an old jeep: Emiliano, a 25-year-old who has just graduated with honors degrees in Ancient Literature, and Vittorio Vezzosi, a gruff 60-year-old writer who has been leading a hermit’s life for years after the publication of his only book, a planetary success. They head for a the fair of Milan, where the writer will hold his first speech after 20 years of silence. Here they meet Milena, the writer’s lost love, and a crowd
eager to hear Vezzosi.
Info and tickets: taorminafilmfest.it

June 28 (20.45)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
68th Taormina Filmfest — Screening of Tell it Like a Women a film by women for women for everyone. A feature film comprised of 7 short stories whose common denominator is the representation of female protagonists. Each of these very different women face a particular challenge in their life with extreme determination and courage that makes them stronger and more self-aware. Some of these inspirational and empowering stories, which take place all over the world, are inspired by true events while others are narrative fiction.
Info and tickets: taorminafilmfest.it

June 29 (20.45)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
68th Taormina Filmfest — Screening of Italia 1982 – Una storia azzurra. Directed by Coralla Ciccolini. Forty years after the historic 82 World Cup final, «Italy 1982, a history azzurra» encompasses the testimonies of the protagonists of the Azzurri national team and the
journalists of the time and retraces those moments that remain etched in the collective memory
collective of our country.
Info and tickets: taorminafilmfest.it

June 30 (20.45 h)
Teatro Antico — Taormina
68th Taormina Filmfest. Screening of Minions 2, co-directed by Kyle Balda and Brad Ableson. Minions 2 is the sequel to the animated film starring the funny yellow characters from Cattivissmo Me. The film explores the origins of Felonius Gru (original voice of Steve Carell, Italian voice of Max Giusti) and how he became villainous, setting the story in the heart of the 1970s.
Info and tickets: taorminafilmfest.it

JULY 2022

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

July 1 (20.45)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
68th Taormina Filmfest — Screening of Zita Sempri short film in memory of Franco Battiato. Grey’s Anatomy star Stefania Spampinato makes her directorial debut with Zita Sempri. Through letters between mother and daughter, the female experience is taken apart across generations. La Voce del Patrone, documentary about the life of Franco Battiato by Marco Spagnoli. Maestro Franco Battiato is celebrated with elegance and empathy in this documentary featuring Marco Castoldi aka Morgan, Mara Maionchi, Nanni Moretti, Paolo Buonvino, Carmen Consoli, Eugenio Finardi, Stefano Senardi and Vincenzo Mollica.
Info and tickets: taorminafilmfest.it

July 1 and 2 (all day)
Community of St. Alfio – Etna
12th Edition of the Sagra della Ciliegia dell’Etna. The Etna Cherry: one of the top products of Catanese agriculture with a DOP label. The fruit, which comes to reproduce from the coast up to 1,600 meters above sea level, is produced in most of the municipalities surrounding the volcano. Bearing the DOP trademark are the Napoleon, Maiolina and Mastrantoni varieties

July 2 (20.45 h)
Teatro Antico — Taormina
68th Taormina Filmfest — Closing Gala with among others the screening of the documentary Ennio by Giuseppe Tornatore, a documentary focusing on the great maestro Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer, who passed away on July 6, 2020. He was most known by his compositions for cinema, from spaghetti westerns to colossal films as, «Once Upon a Time in America (1984)». The film chronicles  the proponent of more than 500 soundtracks — including some of Tornatore’s own films — and honored in 2007 with a lifetime achievement Oscar. Outlining the portrait are several personalities of cinema, who had the pleasure of working with him, such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Vittorio Taviani, Nicola Piovani and Carlo Verdone, to overseas colleagues, such as Clint Eastwood, Hans Zimmer, Oliver Stone, Quentin Tarantino and Bruce Springsteen.
Info and tickets: taorminafilmfest.it

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

July 8 (21.30)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Concert with the Orchestra of the Teatro Massimo of Palermo, conducted by maestro Lorenzo Viotti performing musics by Schoenberg and Tchaikovsky
Info: taoarte.it, tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

July 9 (11.00 to 20.00)
Casa del Cinema – Taormina
40th Anniversary of Taormina Arte celebration and meeting of the national association of Italian Festivals of music, theater, dance and performing arts, ItaliaFestival.
Info: taoarte.it, tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

July 10 (21.30)
Teatro Antico – Taormina  Unfortunately this special event has been cancelled shortly
Gala Belliniano with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Massimo «Vincenzo Bellini» of Catania, the magic of music by Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini and an exceptional cast: PrettyYende (soprano), Francesco Demuro (tenor), Fabrizio Maria Carminati (conductor). The renowned soprano Pretty Yende from South Africa has performed leading roles at international opera houses, including La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera. She won lots of opera awards, published two albums and in 2019  was invested a Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy.
Info: taoarte.it and prettyyende.com, tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

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

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

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

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

July 15 (until September 30, 2022)
Casa del Cinema – Taormina
Opening of the exhibition “Forms” – sculptures by Giuseppe Cuccio. Until September 30, Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 10 to 16.30 h, admission free.
Info: taoarte.it

July 15 (21.30)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Concert with the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, conducted by the great South Korean maestro Myung-Whun Chung. Music by L. van Beethoven will be featured with Symphony No. 6 «Pastoral» and Symphony No. 7 in A major Op. 92.
Info: taoarte.it, tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

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

July 16 (21.30)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
La Grande Opera in Jazz, with the Jazz pianist Danilo Rea a tribute and memory of the greatest opera stars of the past Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti, Mario Del Monaco, Beniamino Gigli, G. Lauri Volpi.
Info: taoarte.it, tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

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

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

July 20 to 24 (21.00)
Anfiteatro Falcone/Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea
Zafferana Jazz Festival 2022. 3rd edition of the Jazz festival under the motto “Il respiro del vulcano” (The breath of the volcano) The program of the first evening will be with the Carmelo Venuto Quartet and the Joyce Moreno Band. Ticket per evening: 15 Euro. Abonnement of 40 Euros. Reductions for under 30 and over 65 years old spectators (12 Euro for the single evening/30 Euro for the abonnement of all evenings).
Info and tickets: cataniajazz.com and ctbox.it

July 21 (21.00)
Anfiteatro Falcone/Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea
Zafferana Jazz Festival 2022. 3rd edition of the Jazz festival under the motto “Il respiro del vulcano” (The breath of the volcano) with the Emanuele Primavera Quintett and the Alfredo Rodriguez Trio
Info and tickets: cataniajazz.com and ctbox.it

July 22 (21.00)
Anfiteatro Falcone/Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea
Zafferana Jazz Festival 2022. 3rd edition of the Jazz festival under the motto “Il respiro del vulcano” (The breath of the volcano) with the Cristiano Giardini Moodin’ Blue Quintet and the Roberto Gatto Xoverseas
Info and tickets: cataniajazz.com and ctbox.it

July 22 (10.00 — 13.00 and 16.00 to 23.00 h)
Ex Chiesa del Carmine – Taormina
Taormina in Miniature. Exhibition with an extraordinary «three-dimension painting» miniature recontruction of the Piazza IX Aprile by the artist Gino Castorina. Gino Castorina, born 1966 in Taormina, specialized in miniatures. For this work he invested 10.000 working hours, he reconstructed not only the buildings showing to the main place of Taormina but also 200 chatacters of local people and visitors. The work will be illuminated in the evening with 700 led and micro lamps. Admission free.

July 23 (21.00)
Anfiteatro Falcone/Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea
Zafferana Jazz Festival 2022. 3rd edition of the Jazz festival under the motto “Il respiro del vulcano” (The breath of the volcano) with the Jacques Morelenbaum Cello Samba Trio feat. Paula Morelenbaum
Info and tickets: cataniajazz.com and ctbox.it

July 24 (21.00)
Anfiteatro Falcone/Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea
Zafferana Jazz Festival 2022. 3rd edition of the Jazz festival under the motto “Il respiro del vulcano” (The breath of the volcano) with the Josho Stephan Trio and the Riccardo Del Fra “Moving People” Quintet feat. Kurt Rosenwinkel
Info and tickets: cataniajazz.com and ctbox.it

July 24 (21.30)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Gazzelle the Italian indee pop singer songwriter in concert on his 2022 tour
Info and tickets: ticketone.it

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

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

 

AUGUST 2022

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

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

August 3 (21.30)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
The legend of 1980s music will be revived at the Teatro Antico for Taormina Arte — Musica with The Queen — Barcelona Opera Rock, on the passionate and vibrant notes of the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra, the soprano Desirée Rancatore and the singer Johan Boding, conducted by Roberto Molinelli.
Info: taormina-arte.com, tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

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

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

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

August 7 (21.00)
Anfiteatro Falcone/Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea
Sotto il Vulcano Festival 2022 with La Rappresentante di Lista in concert. After the overwhelming success at San Remo with «CIAO CIAO,» the project founded in 2011 by singer Veronica Lucchesi and multi-instrumentalist Dario Mangiaracina returns to the stages of the most important summer festivals and shows.
Info and tickets: lrdl.it and ctbox.it

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

August 9 (21.00)
Anfiteatro Falcone/Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea
Roberto Vecchioni in concert on his Infinite Summer 2022 Tour. Five years after his last recording, «L’infinito,» Roberto Vecchioni’s new album, is released. It contains 12 unreleased tracks and the exceptional return to the music scene of Francesco Guccini who, for the first time, in one of the tracks duets with Roberto Vecchioni. Two fathers of songwriting address the new generations.
Info and tickets: vecchioni.org and ctbox.it

August 9 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico — Taormina
Noche Gitana Fiesta Flamenca

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

August 12 (21.00)
Anfiteatro Falcone/Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea
Madman on his MM4 Summer Tour 2022. His latest album MM VOL 4 for the first time live, the fourth installment of the cult mixtape saga. MM4 is an introspective work, child of the pandemic and the long months of lockdown and disorientation.
Info and tickets: facebook.com/orangemadman and ctbox.it

August 17 (21.00)
Anfiteatro Falcone/Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea
Emal Meta on his Summer Tour 2022. After canceling his winter tour in Italian clubs and arenas due to Covid positivity, Ermal Meta is finally back in concert! The artist will take to the stages bringing his must-have songs and his latest album «Tribù Urbana.»
Info and tickets: facebook.com/ermalmetainfo and ctbox.it

August 19 (21.00)
Anfiteatro Falcone/Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea
Sotto il Vulcano Festival 2022 with Tananai in concert. After taking his last place at Sanremo 2022 philosophically, lightly and ironically, Tananai managed to climb the streaming charts with his «Occasional Sex,» surpassing 2 million streams in just a few days and ranking among the ten most listened to songs on Spotify Italy. A success that will now take him to club and festival stages throughout Italy with a tour full of dates.
Info and tickets: friendsandpartners.it/in-tour-it/tananai-live-2022#

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

August 20 (21.00)
Anfiteatro Falcone/Borsellino – Zafferana Etnea
Fabrizio Moro in concert on his My Voice Tour 2022. Fabrizio Moro will perform the songs from his latest record «La mia voce», which contains the Sanremo song «Sei tu,» winner of the Sergio Bardotti Award for best lyrics. Fabrizio Moro will be accompanied by: Claudio Junior Bielli (piano), Danilo Molinari and Roberto Maccaroni (guitars), Luca Amendola (bass) and Alessandro Inolti (drums).
Info and tickets: fabriziomoro.it and ticketone.it

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

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

August 23 (21.30)
Teatro Antico — Taormina
COB Compagnia Opus Ballet, with a choreography by Aurelie Mounier based on the music of Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons. With the dancers Aura Calorca, Emiliano Candiago, Sofia Galvan, Stefania Menestrina, Gaia Mondini, Giulia Orlando, Riccardo Papa and Frederic Zoungla. Maître de ballet Christophe Ferrari.
Info: taormina-arte.com, tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

August 25 and 26 (21.30)
Palazzo dei Congressi — Taormina
Amore. Theatre play in italian language by Spiro Scimone. With Spiro Scimone, Francesco Sframeli, Gianluca Cesale and Giulia Weber, directed by Francesco Sframeli.
Info: taormina-arte.com, tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

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

August 27 (21.30)
Palazzo dei Congressi — Taormina
Anima Mundi. An evening with the Compagnia NEON and texts by Piero Ristagno, under the direction of Monica Felloni.
Info: taormina-arte.com, tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

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

 

SEPTEMBER 2022

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

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

September 2 (21.30)
Teatro Antico — Taormina
Absolutely – Ennio Morricone. Works by the most famous Italian film music composer Ennio Morricone, performed by Luca Puncini (violoncello) and Gilda Buttà (piano).
Info: taormina-arte.com, tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

September 3 (21.15)
Teatro Nazarena, Via Fontana Vecchia 3 – Taormina
Italian Opera. Opera Gala. Lifetime Achievement Award for bass baritone Gaetano Tirotta.
Info and reservations: italianoperataormina.com reservations: info@italianoperataormina.com or mobile 00393406426230

September 3 (21.30)
Teatro Antico — Taormina
La suite dei Templi. The Symphonic and Jazz Orchestra of the Conservatory Arturo Toscanini of Ribera performing musics by Sciarratta, Maniaci, Piraino, Tantillo Collura and Calì, conducted by Alberto Maniace.
Info: taormina-arte.com, tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

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

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

September 5 (21.30)
Palazzo dei Congressi – Taormina
Space for dance — the Marvan Dance Group with «Scatola«(national premiere), choreographed by Mariangela Bonanno, Alice Rella and Giorgia di Giovanni; the voice of soprano Martina La Malfa, Elio Crifò reciting voice, directed by Valerio Vella, music performed by the Box Rock Band.
Info: taormina-arte.com, tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

September 6 (21.30)
Teatro Antico — Taormina
La Misteriosa Fiamma Della Regina Loana. Theatreplay in italian language by Umberto Eco. With Ninni Bruschetta and Viola Graziosi, directed by Giuseppe Di Pasquale, musics by Giorgio Conte. National premiere in co-production with the Teatro Stabile d’Abruzzo.
Info: taormina-arte.com, tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

September 7 (21.30)
Palazzo dei Congressi – Taormina
I miei occhi cambieranno, theater reading in Italian language based on the diary of the Italian actrice Celeste Brancato, who died in 2009 from cancer. Directed by Gianpiero Cicciò, with Federica De Cola.
Info: festivaltaorminarte.it, tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

September 8 (21.30)
Palazzo dei Congressi – Taormina
The Palermo Classica Symphony Orchestra with the award winning and internationally known pianist Yekwon Sunwoo, conducted by Roberto Beltràn-Zavala, performing Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, in E minor, Op. 95 «From the New World» and Sergey Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor Op. 30.
Info: festivaltaorminarte.it , tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

September 9 (21.30)
Palazzo dei Congressi – Taormina
Sicilitudine — a literary musical evening with Vito Giordano (trumpet) and Elio Crifò (reciting voice) and the Orchestra a Plettro Città di Taormina, the historic Taormina ensemble, conducted by maestro Antonino Pellitteri, that over the years has become an international reality, known and appreciated for the skill of its orchestral lineup. Musics by Pietro Mascagni, Ennio Morricone, Gaetano Emanuel Calì, Nino Rota and Franco Battiato. Texts by Vitaliano Brancati, Ignazio Buttita and Luigi Pirandello.
National premiere, produced by the TaoArte Foundation.
Info: festivaltaorminarte.it, tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

September 10 (19.30)
Parco Trevelyan – Taormina
Nella Magia delle Fiabe (In the magic of fairytales), an evening inside the public gardens of Toarmina written and directed by Marco Savatteri, who returns to Taormina after last years’ magical experience in which he staged the evocative sunrise event at the Teatro Antico. With the artistic participation of the Cultural Association «Casa del Musical».
Info: taormina-arte.com, tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

September 10 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Angelo Pintus There are many Italian comedians, but few are as beloved as Angelo Pintus, the Triest born impersonator, stand-up comedian, and showman is most known for his imitations of famous people, which are incredibly identical to the original.
Info: festivaltaorminarte.it, tickets: ticketone.it

September 10 (21.15)
Teatro Nazarena, Via Fontana Vecchia 3 – Taormina
Italian Opera. Opera Melodies. Musics by Puccini, Verdi and Donizetti, performed by Ilaria Iaquinta (soprano) and Giacomo Serra (pinao).
Info and reservations: italianoperataormina.com reservations: info@italianoperataormina.com or mobile 00393406426230

September 10 (21.30)
Teatro della Nike — Parco archeologico Naxos, Giardini Naxos
PerSéFone by Ghiannis Ritsos, based on texts by Homer, Cicero, Diodorus Siculus, Ovid, Claudian. With the actress Elisa Di Dio, and the dancer Cristina Di Mattia (voice and motion), directed by Filippa Ilardo. On stage two strong performers, an actress and a dancer, who will revive the myth of the girl who was violently torn away from her mother, the goddess Demeter, by Hades, lord of the underworld, and through deception became the bride of the god. Numerous ancient and contemporary authors have sung about this story and transformed it into immortal works of art. In collaboration with Garage Art Platform and Latitudine network of Contemporanean Dramaturgy.
Info and reservations: +393483813841 +393936025554 +393402939860
tickets: liveticket.it/latitudinirete

September 11 (21.30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Una ragazza per il cinema. Final round of the competition National Award for Beauty and Talent. Una Ragazza Per il Cinema(…)» says patron Antonio Lo Presti, «(…) does not aim at the exclusive search for female beauty, but tends to identify through the numerous selections, new elements endowed with talent, personality and with precise professional characteristics to be proposed in the World of Entertainment, Fashion, Cinema, Advertising and Television.
Info: unaragazzaperilcinema.eu

September 16 (21.30)
Palazzo dei Congressi — Taormina
Concerto per L’Etna – Concert for Mt. Etna with Luciano Troja (piano), Antonino Cicero (bassoon) and Giampiero Cicciò (reciting voice) performing musics by Luciano Troja.
Info: taormina-arte.com, tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

September 17 (21.15)
Teatro Nazarena, Via Fontana Vecchia 3 – Taormina
Italian Opera. Piano Recital. Musics by Chopin, Liszt and Mozart, performed by Giuseppe Lo Cicero.
Info and reservations: italianoperataormina.com reservations: info@italianoperataormina.com or mobile 00393406426230

September 17 (21.30)
Palazzo dei Congressi — Taormina
Il Fantasma dell’Opera – The Phantom of the Opera. The 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra about the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he loves a star. With live music accompaniment. Fabio Lannino (guitar and double bass), Diego Spitaleri (piano), Antonino Saladino (violoncello) and Francesco Jr Foresta (marimba and percussions).
Info: taormina-arte.com, tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

September 18 (19.30)
Parco Trevelyan – Taormina
Il Mondo è una Unità – si voglia o non si voglia. (The world is a unity, whether we like it or not) Play in Italian language by Claudio Ascoli, performed by the theatre company Chille De La Balanza from Florence. We are in an ideal apartment building, where “fellow travelers” for the year of 2022 appear: at the top Antonio Gramsci, Franco Basaglia, Robert Walser, Antonin Artaud and Colette Thomas; at the bottom Molière, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Dino Campana, Venturino Venturi and Idana Pescioli.
Info: taormina-arte.com, tickets: ticketone.it, ticketmaster.it and ctbox.it

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

September 24 (21.15)
Teatro Nazarena, Via Fontana Vecchia 3 – Taormina
Italian Opera. The Fascination of Opera and Operetta.The Duo Metro-Foti performs musics by Rossini, Strauss and Bizet.
Info and reservations: italianoperataormina.com reservations: info@italianoperataormina.com or mobile 00393406426230

 

OCTOBER 2022

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

October 1 (21.15)
Teatro Nazarena, Via Fontana Vecchia 3 – Taormina
Italian Opera. La Belle Epoque. Musics by Franck, Genin and Bizet, performed by Stefan Maffizzoni (flute) and Chianchetta Gloria (piano).
Info and reservations: italianoperataormina.com reservations: info@italianoperataormina.com or mobile 00393406426230

October 2 (18.30)
Hotel Villa Diodoro – Taormina
Opera Concert — for UNICEF performed by the tenor Alessandro Russo, the soprano Deborah Intilisano and the pianist Ida Villari
Info and reservations: Tel. +39 339 6642246

October 8 (21.15)
Teatro Nazarena, Via Fontana Vecchia 3 – Taormina
Italian Opera. Viaggio Musicale. The Duo Salvador (violin and viola), the soprano Marianna Ceppellani and the pianist Antonio Gennaro perform musics by Mozart, Bach, Verdi and Puccini.
Info and reservations: italianoperataormina.com reservations: info@italianoperataormina.com or mobile 00393406426230

October 15 (21.15)
Teatro Nazarena, Via Fontana Vecchia 3 – Taormina
Italian Opera. The great female characters in Opera. Musics by Donizetti, Verdi, Bellini and Gounod, performed by Silvia Martinelli (soprano) and Andrea Trovato (piano).
Info and reservations: italianoperataormina.com reservations: info@italianoperataormina.com or mobile 00393406426230

October 22 (21.15)
Teatro Nazarena, Via Fontana Vecchia 3 – Taormina
Italian Opera. Baroque Concert. Musics by Scarlatto, Pergolesi and Paisiello, performed by Linda Hedlung (violin), Silvia Di Falco (soprano) and Antonio Gennaro (piano).
Info and reservations: italianoperataormina.com reservations: info@italianoperataormina.com or mobile 00393406426230

October 29 (21.15)
Teatro Nazarena, Via Fontana Vecchia 3 – Taormina
Italian Opera. Musical Surprises. Musics by Strauss, Tosti, Bellini, Cilea and Puccini, performed by Silvia Di Falco (soprano) and Andrea Boscutti (piano).
Info and reservations: italianoperataormina.com reservations: info@italianoperataormina.com or mobile 00393406426230

Last Update: 15.09.2022