John Osborn, Tamara Wilson, Francesca Dotto, & Carmela Remigio Lead Teatro La Fenice’s 2021-22 SeasonBy Francisco Salazar
Italy’s Teatro La Fenice has announced its 2021-22 season featuring 11 operatic productions and several vocal concerts.
Here is a look.
Sesto Quatrini conducts Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” which is set to star Monica Zanettin in the title role, Manuela Custer as Suzuki, Vincenzo Costanzo as Pinkerton, and Alberto Mastromarino as Sharpless.
Performance Dates: Sept. 10-22, 2021
Antonio Poli sings the title role in Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” alongside George Petean as Conte di Luna, Francesca Dotto as Leonora, and Carmen Topciu as Azucena. Francesco Ivan Ciampa conducts the revival.
Performance Dates: Sept. 11- 23, 2021
Cecilia Ligorio directs a new production of Mozart’s “Apollo et Hyacintus” in collaboration with the Accademia di Belle Arti. Giancarlo Andretta conducts.
Performance Dates: Oct. 7-15, 2021
Barbe&Doucet direct a new production of Donizetti’s “La Fille du Regiment” with John Osborn, Maria Grazia Schiavo, Lionel Peintre, and Marisa Laurito. Stefano Ranzani conducts the production.
Performance Dates: Oct. 14-22, 2021
Ian Koziara and Tamara Wilson lead Beethoven’s “Fidelio” with Tilmann Rönnebeck, Leonardo Cortellazzi, Bongani Justice Kubheka, and Oliver Zwarg. Myung-Whun Chung conducts.
Performance Dates: Nov. 20-30, 2021
Enrico Calesso conducts a new production of Battistelli’s “Le Baruffe” with Damiano Michieletto directing. The cast includes Alessandro Luongo, Silvia Frigato, Valeria Girardello, Francesca Sorteni, Enrico Casari, Marcello Nardis, Rocco Cavalluzzi, Loriana Castellano, Lombardi Mazzulli, Pietro Di Bianco, Leonardo Cortellazzi, and Federico Longhi.
Performance Dates: Feb. 22-March 4, 2022
Antonio Corianò, Michele Pertusi, Roberta Mantegna, Antonio Poli star in Verdi’s “I Lombardi” in a new production by Valentino Villa with Sebastiano Rolli conducting.
Performance Dates: April 1-9, 2022
Performance Dates: April 22-30, 2022
Diego Fasolis conducts Vivaldi’s “La Griselda” in a new production by Gianluca Falaschi.
Performance Dates: April 29-May 8, 2022
Francesco Erle conducts Caldara’s “Scipione nelle Spagne” in a new production by Francesco Bellotto.
Performance Dates: May 26-28, 2022
Paul Curran directs a new production of Britten’s “Peter Grimes” with Brenden Gunnell in the title role and Mark Doss as Captain Balstrode. Juraj Valčuha conducts.
Performance Dates: June 24-July 5, 2022
Myung-Whun Chung conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with soloists Maida Hundeling, Anke Vondung, Vincent Wolfsteiner, and Thoms Johannes Mayer.
Performance Dates: Dec. 4 & 5, 2021
Myung-Whun Chung conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. Soloists to be announced.
Performance Dates: Nov. 5 & 6, 2021
Markus Stenz and Peter Seiffert team up for a Wanger concert.
Performance Dates: May 21 & 22, 2022
Fabio Luisi conducts Orff’s Carmina Burana.
Performance Dates: July 8 & 9, 2022