Chiara Dello Iacovo Leads World Premiere of ‘Raffa in the Sky’

By Francisco Salazar

The Donizetti Theatre Foundation has announced the cast for its upcoming performances of “Raffa in the Sky.”

The cast will be led by Chiara Dello Iacovo who sings the title role alongside Carmela Remigio, Gaia Petrone, Dave Monaco, Haris Andrianos, and Roberto Lorenzi. Carlo Boccadoro will conduct the production by Francesco Micheli.

“Raffa in the Sky” is an opera inspired by the iconic figure of Raffaella Carrà, the first great protagonist of Italian television, but also an internationally renowned celebrity. It will not be a music biography, but the story of an artistic career that has accompanied, and sometimes prompted, the evolution of Italian society over the last 50 years.

Lamberto Curtoni conducted the opera with a libretto by Renata Ciaravino and Alberto Mattioli from an idea by Francesco Micheli.

The work will open on Sept. 29 and be performed four times through Oct. 8, 2023.