Carmen Giannattasio, Nino Machaidze & Jessica Pratt Headline Teatro Di San Carlo’s 2019-20’s SeasonBy Francisco Salazar
The Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli has announced its 2019-20 season featuring an array of international stars and a number of concerts.
The season opens with a production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades” in a production by Willy Decker. Juraj Valčuha conducts the production, which is set to star Misha Didyk and Oleg Dolgov as Herman, Tómas Tómasson as Tomsky, Maksim Aniskin as Yeletsky, Anna Nechaeva as Liza, Aigul Akhmetchina as Polina, and Julia Gertseva as the Countess.
Performance Dates: Dec. 11-15, 2019
Carmen Giannattasio and Monica Zanettin star in the title role of Puccini’s “Tosca” with Fabio Sartori and Migran Agadzhanyan as Cavaradossi, and Enkhbat Amartuvshin as Scarpia. Donato Renzetti conducts a new production by Edoardo De Angelis.
Performance Dates: June 22-29, 2020
Two casts highlight Bellini’s “Norma.” Maria Josè Siri, Annalisa Stroppa, Fabio Sartori, and Fabrizio Beggi highlight the first cast, while Angela Meade sings her signature interpretation alongside Sonia Ganassi, Mikheil Sheshaberidze, and Ildo Song. Francesco Ivan Ciampa conducts both casts.
Performance Dates: Feb. 12-20, 2020
Ludovico Einaudi’s “Winter Journey” makes its Napoli premiere in a production by Roberto Andò with Carlo Tenan conducting.
Performance Dates: March 10 & 11, 2020
Asher Fisch and Maurizio Agostini conducts Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” with a cast that includes Goran Jurić, Ramaz Chikviladze, Antonio Poli, Mert Süngü, Mariangela Sicilia, Valentina Mastrangelo, Daniela Cappiello, Tetiana Zhuravel, Roberto De Candia, and Vincenzo Nizzardo.
Performance Dates: March 27-April 5, 2020
Prokofiev’s “L’Amour Des Trois Oranges” returns to the stage with a cast that includes Goran Jurić, Bogdan Volkov, Fabio Capitanucci, and Julia Gertseva. Juraj Valčuha conducts the rarely performed work.
Performance Dates: May 3-8, 2020
Filippo Morace, Rossella Locatelli, and Ernesto Lama star in Paisello’s “La Serva Padrona” with Carmine Pinto conducting Mariano Bauduin’s production.
Performance Dates: May 14-17, 2020
Jessica Pratt and Maria Grazia Schiavo star in the lead role of Bellini’s “I Puritani” with Francesco Demuro and Francesco Castoro as Arturo, Davide Luciano and Seung-Gi Jung as Riccardo and Abramo Rosalen as Giorgio. Gabriele Ferro conducts.
Performance Dates: May 24-29, 2020
Marco Filippo Romano, Antonella Morea, Roberta Mameli, Aramando Arangione, and Edo Puccini star in Cimarosa’s “Il Maestro di Capella.”
Performance Dates: June 5-7, 2020
Hui He, Carmen Giannattasio, and Rachele Stanisci share the title role in Verdi’s “Aida” in the production from the Teatro la Fenice. Jordi Bernàcer conducts a cast that also includes Jorge de León and Antonello Palombi as Radamès, Anna Maria Chiuri and Nino Surguladze as Amneris, Claudio Sgura as Amonasro, and Giorgio Giuseppini and Cristian Saitta as Ramfis.
Performance Dates: June 19-28, 2020
Dinara Alieva, Ruth Iniesta, Marco Ciaponi, Celso Albelo, and Giovanni Meoni star in Puccini’s “La Rondine.” Juraj Valčuha conducts a new production by Lorenzo Mariani.
Performance Dates: July 12-24, 2020
Clémentine Margaine and Carmen Topciu sing the title role of Bizet’s “Carmen” with Saimir Pirgu and Luciano Ganci as Don José, Samuel Youn and Alessandro Luongo as Escamillo, and Karen Gardeazabal as Micaëla. Emmanuel Villaume conducts the new production by Michele Sorrentino Mangini.
Performance Dates: July 18-26, 2020
Nino Machaidze and Paulo Szot sing the lead roles in Lehár’s “The Merry Widow” with Nick Davies conducting Damiano Michieletto’s production. Franz Hawlata, Adriana Ferfecka, Marina Monzò, Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, and Giovanni Sala round out the cast.
Performance Dates: Sept 17-27, 2020
Juan Francisco Gatell, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, Teresa Iervolino, Enrico Iviglia, Mirco Palazzi, and David Ferri Durà star in Rossini’s “Maometto II” with Diego Fasolis conducting.
Performance Dates: Oct. 2- 4, 2020
Albina Shagimuratova, Nino Machaidze, and Maria Grazia Schiavo share the title role in Verdi’s “La Traviata” with Stefano Ranzani conducting. Francesco Demuro and Ivan Magrì alternate as Alfredo and Amartuvshin Enkhbat and Giovanni Meoni share the role of Germont.
Performance Dates: Oct. 25-31, 2020
Juraj Valčuha conducts Daniela Sindram and Eric Cutler in a concert that includes Ligeti’s Lontano and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde.
Performance Dates: Oct. 12 & 13, 2019
Daniele Gatti conducts the Orchestra and Coro del Teatro di San Carlo in Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem.
Performance Dates: Feb 2 & 3, 2020
Anna Prohaska, Benno Schachtner, Sebastian Kohlhepp, Patrick Grahl, and Konstantin Krimmel perform Bach’s “St. Matthew’s Passion” with Justin Doyle conducting the Akademie Für Alte Musik and Rias Kammerchor.
Performance Dates: April 6, 2020
James Feddeck conducts baritone Roberto Abbondanza in Carlo Galante’s Convitato delle ultime feste, melologo per voce recitante baritono e orchestra su testo di Stefano Valanzuolo and Franck’s Symphony in D Minor
Performance Dates: May 10, 2020
Maxim Emelyanchev and Joyce DiDonato perform with Il Pomo d’Oro in a concert entitled “My Favourite Things.” The concert will include arias from Monteverdi, Gluck, Händel, and Henry Purcell.
Performance Date: June 14, 2020
Juraj Valčuha conducts Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Orchestra and Coro del Teatro di San Carlo.
Performance Dates: Oct. 17 & 18, 2020