Oksana Dyka, Carmela Remigio & Alessio Arduini To Feature In Teatro La Fenice’s 2018-19 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Teatro la Fence has announced its 2018-19 season and will present a number of repertoire staples and rare gems. The season will also include a divide itself between the Teatro Malibran and Teatro La Fenice. Here is a look at the productions and concerts that will be held during the season.


Verdi’s “Macbeth” opens the season in a new production by Damiano Michieletto. Luca Salsi takes on the title role alongside Simon Lim and Stefano Secco. Myung-Whun Chung conducts.

Performance Dates: Nov. 23-Dec. 1 2018

Francesca Sassu stars in the title role of Verdi’s “La Traviata” with Matteo Lippi and Luca Grassi rounding out the cast.  Sesto Quatrini conducts. The production returns with Francesca Dotto and Ivan Ayon Rivas in the Spring and Claudia Pavone singing the title role in the autumn.

Performance Dates: Jan. 4-Feb. 3, 2019 & March 27-April 6, 2019 & Oct. 24-Nov. 3, 2019

Piero Pretti and Sonia Ganassi sing the lead roles in Massenet’s “Werther” with Guillaume Tourniaire conducting the production from the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

Performance Dates: Jan. 25-Feb. 2, 2019

Federico Maria Sardelli conducts Mozart’s  “Il Sogno di Scipione” in a new production by Elena Barbalich and Dominique Pitoiset.

Performance Dates: Feb. 8-16, 2019

Federico Maria Sardelli also conducts Mozart’s “Il Re Pastore” in a new production by Alessio Pizzech.

Performance Dates: Feb. 15-27, 2019

Omar Montanari stars in Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Algeri” in a new production Bepi Morassi. Giancarlo Andretta  condcuts.

Performance Dates: Feb. 24-March, 2019

Albinoni’s “La Statira” makes a rare appearance in a new production with the Progetto Opera Giovani.

Performance Dates: March 7-9, 2019

A second Albinoni work gets a new production with the Progetto Opera Giovani. This time it will be “Pimpinone.” As cast will be announced a later point. 

Performance Dates: March 21-23, 2019

Marco Berti and Carmela Remigio headline a revival of Verdi’s “Otello” with Myung-Whun Chung conducting. 

Performance Dates: March 22-April 7, 2019

Lucia Cirillo sings the title role in Vivaldi’s “Dorilla in Tempe” with Diego Fasolis conducting a new production by Fabio Ceresa.

Performance Dates: April 23-May 5, 2019

Oksana Dyka sings the title role in Puccini’s “Turandot” with Andrea Carè and Walter Fraccaro alternating the role of Calaf. Carmela Remigio is Liù. Daniele Callegari conducts the new production, which is set to be a part of the Biennale Arte 2019.

Performance Dates: May 10-29, 2019

Roberta Mantegna sings the title role of Verdi’s “Aida” with Francesco Meli and Walter Fraccaro alternating Radamès. Veronica Simeoni is Amneris and Roberto Frontali is Amonasro. Riccardo Frizza conducts.
Performance Dates: May 18-June 1, 2019
Chiara Isotton, Azer Zada, and Sebastian Catana lead Puccini’s “Tosca” with Daniele Rustioni conducting the revival.
Performance Dates: June 12-Sept. 6, 2019
Alessio Arduini stars as Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” with Francesca Dotto, Juan Francisco Gatell, Carmela Remigio, and Omar Montanari also starring. Jonathan Webb conducts.

Performance Dates: June 18-June 30, 2019 

Omar Montanari stars in Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” with Francesco Ivan Ciampa conducting.
Performance Dates: August 24-Oct. 9, 2019
Daniele Callegari conducts Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.” A cast will be announced at a later date.
Performance Dates: August 31-Oct. 5, 2019
Sciarrino’s “Luci mire Traditrici” gets a new production with Valentino Villa directing. Tito Ceccherini conducts with Wioletta Hebrowska and Otto Katzameie conducting.
Performance Dates: Sept. 13-24, 2019

Alvise Casellati conducts a revival of Rossini’s “La Scala di Seta.”

Performance Dates: Sept. 20-Oct.8, 2019


Myung-Whun Chung leads Verdi’s “Messa di Requiem” with a cast not yet announced, while Alex Esposito sings an evening with music by Verdi, Boito, and Ponchielli. Chung also conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and Diego Fasolis conducts Mozart’s Requiem.  Claudio Marino Moretti conducts “Carmina Burana.”