Events 2024 Taormina&Sicily

Dear friends of Hotel Villa Schuler,

If you have ever attended an event at our wonderful Teatro Antico you will never forget this! The Greeks, who created this marvellous place around the 3rd century BC, knew a lot about acoustics and they knew exactly where to place their venues to create the greatest impact in interaction with the surrounding nature. And the Romans, who remodelled the ancient theatre 500 years later, also had a good feel for the drama of a place.

Experiencing an event in this theatre with its great accustics and its views to the see and Mt. Etna is unique. But Taormina also has other very charming places and opportunities to experience a cultural evening. There is for example the small and refined Nazarena Theater, which hosts the much-loved performances of the Italian Opera, or the ancient roman Odeon, which is the setting for selected chamber concerts during the summer period, or the lovely baroque Church Santa Caterina, where the “Taormina Classics” concerts enrich the autumn in Taormina, and many other beautiful venues, so that you can enrich your stay in Taormina experiencing unforgettable cultural events.

This is why we are constantly looking for the best events that Taormina and near places in Sicily have to offer, which is still a little difficult at the beginning of the year. Many events of the season 2024 are not yet firmly planned or have yet to be confirmed. However, we will keep you up to date and will publish all interesting events on this page.

February 2024

during the month of February
Friday, Saturday and Sunday (10 to 12.30 and 16 to 19.30 h)
Ex Chiesa di S. Agostino – Piazza IX Aprile, Taormina
Exhibition of local art and handicraft. With works of 36 local artists.
Admission free.

February 4 to 17
Carnival at Taormina
Lots of events for adults and children, with the main event which is the parade of floats along Corso Umberto in Taormina on February 11 from 3pm to 10pm. On Shrove Tuesday, 13 February, there will be a repeat performance in Taormina with the parade from 10.30 pm, music and partying in Piazza Duomo.

February 25 (10 to 18 h)
Magazzini di Palazzo Previtera – Via D: Alighieri 3, Linguglossa
Solo Uva – Feast of natural wines. Solo Uva presents 15 producers of natural wines from France, Spain and Italy, and of course Sicily. Discover natural wine and its different characteristics in a unique and informal setting. Enjoy this journey into the world of natural wine from Catalonia to Normandy to Sicily. The feast is made to celebrate and enhance the Etna region in a cosmopolitan context.
Info and tickets: info@solo-uva.com

APRIL 2024

In April every Wednesday and Friday (21:15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. An evening dedicated to the most beautiful duets and arias of Italian opera, not to be missed. Excellent singers, accompanied by piano, in a charming little theatre, an event that belongs to a stay in Taormina. Music by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini will be heard.
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

The beautiful Teatro Nazarena during a performance of Italian Opera Taormina

April 7 (11:30 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Concerto di primavera – Springtime concert with the “Orchestra a plettro Città di Taormina” directed by Antonino Pellitteri and the “Orchestra mandolinistica di Lugano” directed by Nicola Bühler. The two plectrum and mandolin orchestras will perform musics by Mascagni, Bizet, Rodrigo, Morricone and Piazzolla. Event on the occasion of the “Sunday at the Museum” initiative. Admission free

MAY 2024

From May to October: every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (21:15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. An evening dedicated to the most beautiful duets and arias of Italian opera, not to be missed. Excellent singers, accompanied by piano, in a charming little theatre, an event that belongs to a stay in Taormina. Music by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini will be heard.
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

May 5 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Opera Selection. Excerpts from the opera La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini, performed live and open air in the garden of the theatre by outstanding artists who appear on national and international stages, accompanied by equally virtuos pianists. During the performance, the actors appear in elaborate costumes that offer a visual spectacle against the backdrop of the theater’s garden. The use of set design, lighting and costumes helps to create a unique and captivating atmosphere. Art director Silvia Di Falco.
More Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

JUNE 2024

every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (21:15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. An evening dedicated to the most beautiful duets and arias of Italian opera, not to be missed. Excellent singers, accompanied by piano, in a charming little theatre, an event that belongs to a stay in Taormina. Music by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini will be heard.
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

June 1 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Taormina International Music Festival – Amore e Musica. Love and Music. Giacomo Serra (piano) and Ilaria Iaquinta (soprano)  perform works by Rossini, Tosti and Offenbach.
Info and tickets: italianoperataromina.com

June 2 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Opera Selection. Excerpts from the opera La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, performed live and open air in the garden of the theatre by outstanding artists, accompanied by equally virtuos pianists. An operatic experience, presenting an evocative interpretation of Giuseppe Verdi‘s timeless masterpiece. Lose yourself in the tragic love story of Violetta and Alfredo as the cast brings this beloved melodrama to the stage. Art director Silvia Di Falco.
More Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

June 8 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Taormina International Music Festival – Romanticismo e Impressionismo. Romanticism and Impressionism. Giuseppe Lo Cicero (piano) performs works by Chopin, Debussy and Ravel.
Info and tickets: italianoperataromina.com

June 15 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Taormina International Music Festival – Ricordi…Memories…surprise programm
Info and tickets: italianoperataromina.com

June 20 to 24
Teatro Antico and other places in Taormina
Identity is this year’s motto and challenge of Taobuk 2024 the festival, which for years has been dedicated to the rich world of books, philosophy, science and art.
The 2024 Taobuk Award for Literary Excellence, during the gala evening at the Ancient Theatre on 22 June, will be given to Nobel Prize for Literature 2023 winner Jon Fosse, to US writer Jonathan Safran Foer and to the French storyteller, playwright and film scriptwriter Yasmina Reza. The Taobuk Award for Visual Arts will instead go to the Serbian artist and performer Marina Abramovic.
More Info: see also here

June 22 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Taormina International Music Festival – Movie Music, Swing and Jazz. Duo Mistral, Antonio Puglia (clarinet) and Mariano Meloni (piano) perform musics by Morricone and Gershwin.
Info and tickets: italianoperataromina.com

June 23 (21.00 h)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Alessandro Baricco – Tucidide. Atene contro Melo. The italian writer Alessandro Baricco bacame famous among others for his novel Seta (Silk) and Oceano mare (Ocean Sea) and the adaption of his theatrical monologue Novecento into the movie The Legend of 1900, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. As part of the Taobuk literature festival, he will be presenting his new theatre play. With Giovanni Sollima, Enrico Melozzi, 100 Cellos and with Stefania Rocca and Valeria Solarino.
Tickets: ticketone.it

June 29 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Taormina International Music Festival – Romanticismo Lirico. Pierre-Laurent Boucharlat (piano) and Carmen Salamone (soprano) perform musics by Beethoven, Puccini and Verdi.
Info and tickets: italianoperataromina.com

June 30 (21:00h)
Stadio San Filippo – Messina
Zucchero in concert. Great music and strong emotions. After three concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, the Overdose D’Amore Tour will continue in Europe and America via Italy. Accompanying him on stage is his faithful international super band composed of Polo Jones (musical director, bass), Kat Dyson (guitars, bvs), Peter Vettese (hammond, piano and synth), Mario Schilirò (guitars), Adriano Molinari (drums), Nicola Peruch (keyboards), Monica Mz Carter (drums, percussions), James Thompson (horns, bvs), Lazaro Amauri Oviedo Dilout (horns), Carlos Minoso (horns) and Oma Jali (backing vocals).
More info and tickets: ticketone.it

JULY 2024

every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (21:15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. An evening dedicated to the most beautiful duets and arias of Italian opera, not to be missed. Excellent singers, accompanied by piano, in a charming little theatre, an event that belongs to a stay in Taormina. Music by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini will be heard.
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

July 3 (21:00h)
Stadio San Filippo – Messina
Negramaro in concert. After two decades of success and musical triumphs, Negramaro are ready to write another chapter in their history, with new unmissable live events in stadiums in 2024 that will virtually unite the South and the North of Italy, and their eagerly awaited participation in the next Sanremo Festival.
More info and tickets: ticketone.it

July 7 (21:00h)
Anfiteatro – Zafferana Etnea
Federico Buffa – La Milonga del Fútbol. Three left-feeted players who made football history. Federico Buffa, the journalist who reinvented sports storytelling, brings to the stage La Milonga del futbol, a journey between Omar Sivori, Diego Armando Maradona and Lionel Messi. Three champions born a quarter of a century apart, linked by a red thread that is not only football-related, but also poetic and social: Sivori enchanted Argentina in the 1950s, at the height of the economic boom; Maradona, El pibe de oro, the greatest ever, became the idol of a people emerging from the recession and General Videla’s dictatorship in the 1980s; and finally Messi, the enfant prodige of contemporary football, the national hero of an Argentina that has reached the roof of the world since the default. by and with Federico Buffa, Alessandro Nidi (piano) and Mascia Foschi (singer).
Info and tickets: teatro.it

July 7 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Opera Selection. Excerpts from the opera Elisir D’Amore by Gaetano Donizetti, the romantic story of Nemorino, a simple peasant, who falls madly in love with Adina, a wealthy landowner, performed live and open air in the garden of the theatre by outstanding artists accompanied by equally virtuos pianists.  As Nemorino tries to win Adina’s heart, he buys a love potion from the travelling salesman, Dulcamara, believing it will make her fall in love with him. However, the effects of the magic potion unfold in a strange way, leading to a delightful and humorous exploration of love, jealousy and, ultimately, true affection. Art director Silvia Di Falco.
More Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

July 11 (21:00h)
Parco Villa Bellini – Catania
Il Volo – Tutti per uno. The famous trio – formed by Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble – decided to celebrate their 15-year career and long friendship with the Italian public, bringing to the stage the new songs from their first record of unreleased songs, the greatest hits of the Italian musical tradition and those from their own repertoire, showing the many facets of the artistic evolution of its individual members.
More info and tickets: ticketone.it

July 12 to 19
Teatro Antico and other locations – Taormina
Taormina Film Fest 2024 70th edition. The Taormina Film Festival is one of Italy’s most important film festivals. In 2024, it will take place from July 12 to 19 and will feature films from all over the world. The Taormina festival is an unmissable event for film enthusiasts.

AUGUST 2024

every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (21:15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. An evening dedicated to the most beautiful duets and arias of Italian opera, not to be missed. Excellent singers, accompanied by piano, in a charming little theatre, an event that belongs to a stay in Taormina. Music by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini will be heard.
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

August 1, 2 and 3 (21:00)
Teatro Antico – Taormina
Biagio Antonacci – on his Live 2024 Tour under the title: “Funziona solo se stiamo insieme” (it only works if we stay together) born in Milan and raised in one of its suburbs, Biogio Antonacci is one of the most important and bestselling Italian singer-songwriters. L’inizio, his 16th studio album, released on 12 January 2024 includes 12 previously unreleased tracks.
Info: biagioantonacci.it Tickets:ticketone.it

August 4 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Opera Selection. Excerpts from the opera Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, an evocative interpretation of Pietro Mascagni’s timeless masterpiece, performed live and open air in the garden of the theatre by outstanding artists, accompanied by equally virtuos pianists. Set in a rustic Sicilian village, this opera tells a compelling story of love, betrayal and revenge, exploring the depths of human emotion against the backdrop of rural Italy. At the centre of the story is the overwhelming passion between Turiddu, a young soldier, and Lola, the wife of the carter Alfio. Their illicit affair triggers a series of events that lead to heartbreak and tragedy. Art director Silvia Di Falco.
More Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

August 8 (21:00h)
Al Castello – Millazzo
Carmen Consoli in concert. Terra ca nun senti. Terra ca nun senti, the concert-event with which Carmen Consoli paid homage to the Sicilian musical tradition in 2023 at the Greek Theatre in Syracuse, now becomes a world tour that will also return to her native Sicily.
More info and tickets: teatro.it

SEPTEMBER 2024

every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (21:15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. An evening dedicated to the most beautiful duets and arias of Italian opera, not to be missed. Excellent singers, accompanied by piano, in a charming little theatre, an event that belongs to a stay in Taormina. Music by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini will be heard.
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

September 1 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Opera Selection. Excerpts from the opera Tosca by Giacomo Puccini. Stage version with piano accompaniment performed in the theatre’s garden by the theatre’s outstanding cast. Set in Rome during the Napoleonic era, the opera tells a gripping story of love, betrayal and political intrigue. At the centre of the story is the passionate and determined opera singer, Floria Tosca, who finds herself entangled in a web of deceit and manipulation orchestrated by the evil police chief, Baron Scarpia. As Tosca’s beloved, the artist Mario Cavaradossi, becomes embroiled in political turmoil and Scarpia’s deceptions, she must navigate treacherous waters to protect him while facing her own inner demons. Art director Silvia Di Falco.
More Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

OCTOBER 2024

every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (21:15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Italian Opera Taormina. An evening dedicated to the most beautiful duets and arias of Italian opera, not to be missed. Excellent singers, accompanied by piano, in a charming little theatre, an event that belongs to a stay in Taormina. Music by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini and Puccini will be heard.
Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

October 6 (21.15h)
Teatro Nazarena – Via Fontana Vecchia, 3, Taormina
Opera Selection. Excerpts from the opera Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi. Stage version with piano accompaniment performed in the theatre’s garden by the theatre’s outstanding cast. The opera takes you on a journey through a gripping story set in the sumptuous courts of Renaissance Italy. At the centre is the tragic figure of Rigoletto, a court jester consumed by a desire for revenge against the Duke of Mantua, whose actions have brought ruin to Rigoletto’s family. As the intricate plot unfolds, you will be drawn into a world of deception, passion and moral conflict, where the boundaries between justice and revenge blur. Art director Silvia Di Falco.
More Info and tickets: italianoperataormina.com

 

…..we will be back soon with more events