Maria Teresa Leva, Martina Serafin, Roberto Frontali, Ekaterina Bakanova & Tiziana Caruso Headline Teatro Lirico di Cagliari’s 2022 SeasonBy Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Teatro Lirico di Cagliari official website)
The Teatro Lirico di Cagliari has announced its 2022 season, featuring five operas. Here is a full slate.
Martina Serafin, Marta Mari, Elena Schirru, Antonello Palombi, Mickael Spadaccini, Roberto Frontali, Leon Kim, Giuseppina Piunti, Alessandro Spina, Christian Collia, and Patrizio La Placa star in the Leo Muscato’s production of Licinio Refice’s “Cecilia.” Giuseppe Grazioli conducts.
Performance dates: Jan. 28 – Feb. 5, 2022
Next up is Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore.” The opera features Ekaterina Bakanova and Martina Gresia as Adina, David Astorga and Matteo Mezzaro as Nemorino, Leon Kim and Bruno Taddia as Belcore, and Giulio Mastrototaro and Vincenzo Taormina as Dulcamara. Roberto Gianola conducts a production by Michele Mirabella.
Performance dates: March 4 – 15, 2022
Verdi’s “Ernani” spotlights Devid Cecconi, Badral Chuluunbaatar, Andrea Silvestrelli, Dongho Kim, Tiziana Caruso, Sandra Buongrazio, and Marco Berti and Ragaa Eldin in the title role. Giuseppe Finzi conducts a production by Davide Garattini Raimondi.
Performance dates: April 9 – 16, 2022
Gilda Fiume and Maria Aleida portray Amina; Antonino Siragusa and Patrick Kabongo interpret Elvino; and Guido Loconsolo and Francesco Leone perform Il conte Rodolfo in the Bepi Morassi’s production of Bellini’s “La sonnambula.” Diego Ceretta conducts.
Performance dates: May 13 – 24, 2022
Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” stars Leonardo Caimi and Angelo Villari as Renato Des Grieux; Darìo Solari and Filippo Polinelli as Lescaut; and Maria Teresa Leva and Tiziana Caruso in the title role. Rico Saccani conducts a production by Aldo Tarabella.
Performance dates: Oct. 7 – 15, 2022
Finally, famed Bernstein’s musical “West Side Story” will be performed. Francesca Zambello is the director.
Performance dates: Dec. 15 – 23, 2022
Soprano Valentina Farcas, mezzo-soprano Christina Daletska, tenor Patrick Grahl, and bass Klaus Häger perform Mozart’s Krönung-Messe alongside conductor Hansjörg Albrecht and Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari.
Performance date: Jan. 8, 2022
Jaume Santonja conducts Orchestra and Coro del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari performing music by Johannes Brahms, Anton Bruckner, and Ludwig van Beethoven.
Performance dates: Feb. 11 – 12, 2022
Donato Renzetti conducts Orchestra and Coro del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari presenting music by Prokofiev and Mussorgsky.
Performance dates: June 3 – 4, 2022
John Axelrod conducts Orchestra and Coro del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari presenting music by Giuseppe Verdi.
Performance dates: Oct. 28 – 29, 2022
Tianyi Lu conducts Orchestra and Coro del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari performing music by Tutino, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Tchaikovsky. Pavel Berman plays violin.
Performance dates: Nov. 25 – 26, 2022