Ivan Ayon Rivas, Carmela Remigio, Angela Meade, Maria José Siri, Alessio Ardiuni Headline Teatro La Fenice’s 2023-24 SeasonBy David Salazar
The Teatro La Fenice has announced its 2023-24 season.
Here is a breakdown of what’s on offer.
First up is “Les Contes d’Hoffmann.” Ivan Ayon Rivas stars in the title role alongside Alex Esposito as the three villains and Rocio Pérez, Veronique Gens, and Carmela Remigio as the three heroines. Finally, Giuseppina Bridelli sings the Muse. Antonello Manacorda conducts a production by Damiano Michieletto.
Performance Dates: Nov. 24 – 30, 2023
Marco Paladin conducts “Pinocchio” in a production by Gianmaria Aliverta. The opera stars Michela Antenucci in the title role and Matteo Ferrara as Geppetto. Other cast members include Christian Collia, Rocco Cavalluzzi, Rosa Bove, and Lara Lagni, among others.
Performance Dates: Jan. 18 – 24, 2024
Ruzil Gatin, Omar Montanari, Marina Comparato, Alessandro Luongo, and Francesco Milanese headline “Il Barbiere di Siviglia.” Renata Palumbo conducts a production by Bepi Morassi.
Performance Dates: Jan. 26 – Feb. 13, 2024
Celso Albelo and Claudia Pavone headline “La Bohème” alongside Mariam Battistelli, Alessio Arduini, Armando Gabba, and Adolfo Corrado. Stefano Ranzani conducts a production by Francesco Micheli.
Performance Dates: Feb. 2 – 10, 2024
Respighi’s “Maria Egiziaca” will star Francesco Dotto and Vincenzo Costanzo. Manlio Benzi conducts and Pier Luigi Pizzi directs.
Performance Dates: March 8 -16, 2024
Boito’s “Mefistofele” stars Alex Esposito, Piero Pretti, and Maria Agresta. Nicola Luisotti conducts a production Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier.
Performance Dates: April 12 – 23, 2024
“Marco Polo” will be conducted by Luisa Russo and directed by Emanuele Gamba.
Performance Dates: April 18 – 21, 2024
Markus Werba and Alessio Ardiuni split the title role of “Don Giovanni.” Werba’s cast also stars Zuzana Markova, Francesca Dotto, Francesco Demuro, and Alex Esposito, while Ardiuni will be paired with Desirée Rancatore, Carmela Remigio, Leonardo Cortellazzi, and Omar Montanari. Robert Treviño conducts and Damiano Michieletto directs.
Performance Dates: May 16 – 25, 2024
“Tamerlano” will be conducted by Diego Fasolis and directed by Fabio Ceresa.
Performance Dates: June 7 – 15, 2024
Sara Jakubiak, John Matthew Meyers, Olga Paduva, and Markus Werba headlines “Ariadne auf Naxos.” Markus Stenz conducts and Paul Curran directs.
Performance Dates: June 21 – 30, 2024
Maria José Siri, Michele Pertusi, Fabio Sartori, and Selene Zanetti lead “Turandot.” Francesco Ivan Ciampa conducts a production by Cecilia Ligorio.
Performance Dates: August 30 – Sept. 18, 2024
The company will present a double bill of “La Fabbrica Illuminata” and “Erwartung.” Valentin Corò leads the Nono work while Angela Meade stars in the Schönberg piece. Jéreemie Rhorer conducts a production by Daniele Abbado.
Performance Dates: Sept. 13 – 22, 2024
Leonardo Cortellazzi and Veronica Simeoni star in “La Vita è sogno.”
Performance Dates: Oct. 31 – Nov. 9, 2024
Robert Treviño conducts Mahler’s third symphony with Sara Mingardo as the soloist.
Performance Dates: Dec. 9 & 10, 2023
Marco Gemmani leads the Cappella Marciana a performance of Monteverdi’s “Selva Morale e Spirituale: Vespro di Natale.”
Performance Dates: Dec. 19 & 20, 2023
Ivor Bolton leads the Mozart Requiem in a program that also features music by Haydn and Cherubini.
Performance Dates: March 1 & 3, 2024
Myung-Whun Chung leads performances of Verdi’s Requiem with Angela Meade, Annalisa Stroppa, Fabio Sartori, and Riccardo Zanellato.
Performance Dates: March 28 & 29, 2024
Daniele Rustioni leads performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor.
Performance Dates: May 31 – June 2, 2024
Markus Stenz leads an all-Wagner program.
Performance Dates: July 6 & 7, 2024
Alfonso Caiani conducts “Carmina Burana.”
Performance Dates: Sept. 28 & 29, 2024