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Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Announces Collaboration with Damiano Michieletto for Caracalla Festival 2025


(Credit: Fabrizio Sansoni) The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has announced that Damiano Michieletto will program the Caracalla Festival 2025, the year of the jubilee. The idea for the project was conceived in the last months with Michiletto who has worked with the opera house on productions of “Rigoletto” and “Giulio Cesare in Egitto.” In a statement, Superintendent Francesco Giambrone said, {…}


Damiano Michieletto Headlines Théâtre des Champs-Elysées’ Production of Händel’s ‘Giulio Cesare in Egitto’


Damiano Michieletto is set to make his debut at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées with a new production of Händel’s “Giulio Cesare in Egitto.” The opera will star Gaëlle Arquez in the title role, Sabine Devieilhe as Cleopatra, Franco Fagioli playing Sesto, and Carlo Vistoli playing Tolomeo. Philippe Jaroussky will conduct Händel’s work, leading the baroque ensemble Artaserse. In a statement, {…}

Artist of the Week, Special Features

Artist of the Week: Damiano Michieletto


Damiano Michieletto is well known for his operatic productions throughout Europe. He has directed almost every major work in the repertoire and has collaborated with every major theater in the world including the Royal Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Salzburg Festival, Rossini Opera Festival, Wiener Staatsoper. This week Michieletto returns to his home city of Venice for the world premiere of {…}


Carlo Vistoli & Nadja Mchantaf Lead Damiano Michieletto’s Production of ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ at Komische Oper Berlin


(Credits: Fabio Lovino / Daniele Ferroni / Semperoper Dresden official website) The Komische Oper Berlin will stage Damiano Michieletto’s production of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera “Orfeo ed Euridice.” It will be presented in the Italian version, which premiered in Vienna in 1762. Italian countertenor Carlo Vistoli and soprano Nadja Mchantaf will perform the title roles, and will be joined onstage {…}


Damiano Michieletto to Direct ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ at Lithuanian National Opera This Fall


(Credit: Stefano Guindani) Damiano Michieletto is set to direct a production of “Der Rosenkavalier” at the Lithuanian National Opera this fall. The production, which was initially scheduled for production in Spring of 2020 at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, will premiere on Sept. 3 and is programmed to run five performances until Sept. 11, 2021. The opera will {…}


Lisette Oropesa, Luca Salsi, Damiano Michieletto Headline In Art Academy’s Online Masterclasses


In Art Academy has announced a number of masterclasses with some of opera’s greatest stars. Starting on May 18, singers will get a chance to work with such artists as Damiano Michieletto, Paolo Fantin, Francesco Meli, Luca Salsi, Carmela Remigio, Alex Esposito, and Lisette Oropesa in both individual and group masterclasses. For singers, there will be a cap of five {…}

Behind the Scenes, Interviews

Q & A: Director Damiano Michieletto on Searching For Truth, Wagner, Janácek, & Putting Drugs into ‘L’Elisir D’Amore’


(Credit: Yasuko Kageyama) Damiano Michieletto is one of the most sought after directors today. Born in Venice, he graduated in modern literature at the Venice University and then went on to study theatre and opera production at the Paolo Grassi School of Dramatic Art in Milan. Success would follow him soon after when he debuted in 2003 at the Wexford {…}


Aigul Akhmetshina & Vasilisa Berzhanskaya Lead Royal Opera House’s New ‘Carmen’


The Royal Opera House is set to perform a new production of Bizet’s “Carmen” directed by Damiano Michieletto. The opera will be performed between April 5 and May 31, 2024 and will be broadcast on May 1, 2024 in the cinema theatres of over 50 countries. Micheieletto has directed three other productions at the Royal Opera House including “Guillaume Tell {…}


Opéra de Paris Announces Cast Change for Title Role of ‘Don Quichotte’


Opéra de Paris has announced a cast change for its production of “Don Quichotte.” The company announced that Ildebrando d’Arcangelo has withdrawn from the production. As a result, the role of Don Quichotte will be performed by Gábor Bretz for the performances on June 1, 5, 8, and 11, 2024. Bretz performs regularly with the Hungarian State Opera, the Wagner Festival, the {…}