Carmela Remigio, Roberta Mantegna & Luca Salsi Headline Teatro La Fenice’s 2019-20 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Teatro La Fenice has announced its 2019-20 season featuring a number of productions and concerts.


Alex Esposito, Piero Pretti, Julian Kim, and Maria Agresta star in Verdi’s “Don Carlo.” Myung-Whun Chung conducts a production by Robert Carsen.

Performance Dates: Nov. 24-Dec. 7, 2019

Enrico Calesso conducts a new production of Carlo Collodi’s “Pinocchio.” Gianmaria Aliverta directs the production in a new version with Silvia Frigato in the title role and Omar Montanari.

Performance Dates: Dec. 13, 2019-March 15, 2020

Stefano Ranzani conducts Robert Carsen’s famous production of “La Traviata.” Cast to be announced.

Performance Dates: Jan. 4-29, 2020

Menotti’s “A Hand of Bridge” and Bartok’s “Bluebeard’s Castle” get a new production by Fabio Ceresa. Bartok’s work stars Gidon Saks and Ausrine Stundyte with Manuela Custer starring the Menotti.

Performance Dates: Jan. 17-25, 2020

Pergolesi’s “La Serva Padrona” will be the Opera Giovani of the season with the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello.

Performance Dates: Feb. 13-15, 2020

Celso Albelo, Damiana Mizzi, Marco Filippo Romano, and Julian Kim star in Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore.” Jader Bignamini conducts.

Performance Dates: Feb. 18-25, 2020

Varduhi Abrahamyan and Marina Comparato sing the title role of Bizet’s “Carmen” with Francesco Meli and Azer Zada sharing the role of Don Jose and Alessandro Luongo and Luca Micheletti alternating as Escamillo. Myung-Whun Chung conducts Calixto Bieito’s production.

Performance Dates: March 24-April 5, 2020

Albinoni’s “Engelberta” will be presented as the Opera Giovani with the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello.

Performance Dates: March 26-28, 2020

Luca Salsi takes on the title role in Verdi’s “Rigoletto” with Ivan Ayon Rivas as the Duke and Claudia Pavone as Gilda. Daniele Callegari conducts.

Performance Dates: April 23-May 31, 2020

Christopge Gayral directs a new production of Vivaldi’s “Farnace.” The opera stars Carlo Vistoli, Sonia Prina, Lucia Cirillo, Rosa Bove, and Valentino Buzza. Diego Fasolis conducts.

Performance Dates: April 30-May 9, 2020

Antonio Poli stars in the title role of Gounod’s “Faust” in a new production by Anton Rechi. Alex Esposito, Antonio Noguera, and Carmela Remigio also star with Frédéric Chaslin conducting.

Performance Dates: May 22-30, 2020

Teresa Iervolino, Leonardo Cortellazzi, Carmela Remigio, and Andrea Patucelli stars in Handel’s “Rinaldo” with Andrea Marcon conducting.

Performance Dates: June 19-July 3, 2020

Riccardo Frizza conducts Donizetti’s “Roberto Devereux” with Roberta Mantegna, Alessandro Luongo, and Enea Scala.

Performance Dates: June 26-July 4, 2020

Roberta Mantegna sings the title role in Verdi’s “Aida.” Pierro Pretti, Mattia Denti, and Silvia Beltrami star with Francesco Ivan Ciampa conducting.

Performance Dates: August 23-Sept. 13, 2020

Claudia Pavone, René Barbera, and Alessandro Luongo star in the fall revival of Verdi’s “La Traviata” with Stefano Ranzani condcucting.

Performance Dates: August 27-Oct. 2, 2020

Piero Pretti sings the title role of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” with Luca Micheletti and Roberta Mantegna. Daniele Callegari conducts.

Performance Dates: Sept. 25-Oct. 13, 2020

Antonio Siragusa, Omar Montanari, and Josè Maria Lo Monaco star in Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” with  Federico Maria Sardelli conducting teh revival.

Performance Dates: Oct. 3-27, 2020

Salieri’s “Prima la musica e poi le parole” is set to star Herz Rocio Perez and Valentino Buzza with conductor Federico Maria Sardelli. Italo Nunziata directs the new production.

Performance Dates: Oct. 9-20, 2020

Rossini’s “La cambiale di matrimonio” is set to be conducted by Alvise Casellati and directed by legendary singer Enzo Dara. 

Performance Dates: Oct. 10-20, 2020


Alpesh Chauhan conducts an all-Beethoven concert with the Choral Fantasy and Symphony No. 3 at the heart of the program.

Performance Dates: Oct. 12 & 13, 2019

Harmut Haenchen conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with a cast that includes Laura Aikin, Anke Vondung, Brenden Gunnell, and Thomas Johannes Mayer.

Performance Date: Feb 29-March 3, 2020

Claudio Marino Moretti conducts Bach’s “Jesu, meine Freude” and Schnittke’s Requiem.

Performance Date: May 10, 2020