Gregory Kunde, Carmela Remigio, Ernesto Petti Lead Teatro Comunale Pavarotti-Freni’s 2023-24 SeasonBy Francisco Salazar
Modena’s Teatro Comunale Pavarotti-Freni has announced its 2023-24 season.
The season opens with Giordano’s “Fedora” in a new production by Pier Luigi Pizzi. Aldo Sisillo conducts a cast that includes Teresa Romano, Yuliya Tkachenko, Luciano Ganci, and Simone Piazzola.
Performance Dates: Oct. 13 & 15, 2023
Verdi’s “Don Carlo” will be performed in four acts in a production by Joseph Franconi-Lee. Jordi Benacer conducts a cast that includes Michele Pertusi, Piero Pretti, Anna Pirozzi, Ramaz Chikviladze, and Teresa Romano
Performance Dates: Nov. 3 & 5, 2023
Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” will be directed by Stefano Monti. The cast will include Ernesto Petti, Chiara Isotton, Anna Maria Chiuri, and Angelo Villari. Matteo Beltrami conducts.
Performance Dates: Dec. 1 & 3, 2023
“I salvatori della mezzanotte” will make its world premiere. The commission by the Teatro Comunale di Modena is dedicated to Christmas and is composed by Daniele Furlati. Francesca Mercuriali, Vincenzo Tremante, and Tony Contartese star.
Performance Date: Dec. 17, 2023
Verdi’s “Otello” will get a new production by Leonardo Sini. Gregory Kunde sings the title role alongside Francesca Dotto and Luca Micheletti.
Performance Dates: Jan. 11 & 14, 2024
Cristian Carrara and Sandro Cappelletto’s “Voci da Hebron” will be performed by Roberto Scandiuzzi, Shaked Bar, and David Tricou.
Performance Dates: Feb. 16 & 18, 2024
Carmela Remigio, Arianna Vendittelli, Ruzil Gatin, Simone Alberghini, and Paola Gardina lead Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena” with Diego Fasolis conducting a production by Carmelo Rifici.
Performance Dates: Feb. 23 & 25, 2024
Puccini’s “Turandot” will be performed by Leah Gordon, Giacomo Prestia, Angelo Villari, and Vittoria Yeo. Marco Guidarini conducts.
Performance Dates: March 15 & 17, 2024
Vivaldi’s “Orlando Furioso” concludes the season with Federico Maria Sardelli conducting. Yuriy Mynenko, Sonia Prina, Arianna Vendittelli, Loriana Castellano, Filippo Mineccia, Chiara Brunello, and Mauro Borgioni star.
Performance Dates: August 12 & 14, 2024
Anna Caterina Antonacci joins George Petrou in music by Benda and Schumann.
Performance Date: Feb. 9, 2024