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Francesca Dotto Leads ‘Maria Egiziaca’ at the Teatro La Fenice


The Teatro Mailbran is set to present Respighi’s “Maria Egiziaca.” The opera, which is presented as part of the Teatro La Fenice’s 2023-24 season will open on March 8 and run through March 16, 2024. The production will be by Pier Luigi Pizzi and will be conducted by Manlio Benzi. Francesca Dotto leads a cast that includes Vincenzo Costanzo, Simone {…}

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Teatro La Fenice 2024 Review: Mozart’s ‘Requiem’


Each music-lover has their “Requiem” of choice. The Heroic will want to be mourned under Verdi’s; tender souls feel represented by the ethereal melodies of Brahms or Fauré. But, it is safe to say that nine of ten music-lovers prefer Mozart’s unfinished “Requiem.” More than a masterpiece, it is arguably the most gracious sacred work in the classical repertoire. However, {…}


Daniel Harding to Conduct Teatro La Fenice’s 2024-25 New Year’s Concert


The Teatro La Fenice has announced the conductor for its 2024-2025 New Year’s Eve concert. The company noted that Daniel Harding will conduct the prestigious concert which will celebrate its 22nd anniversary. This will mark the fifth time that Harding conducts the concert. He previously led it in  2011, 2015, 2021, and 2023. Harding is a British conductor who was {…}


Fabio Sartori & Eleonora Buratto Headline Teatro La Fenice’s New Years Concert


The Teatro La Fenice is set to broadcast its 2024 New Year’s concert on Rai 1. Fabio Luisi will lead the concert with soloists Eleonora Buratto and Fabio Sartori and will include music by Johannes Brahms, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, and Amilcare Ponchielli. The concert will be performed four times on Dec. 29, 30, 31, 2023, and Jan. 1, 2024. The New Year’s {…}

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Teatro La Fenice 2022-23 Review: I Due Foscari


(Credit: Michele Crosera) After 1,100 years as an independent state, Napoleon’s invasion of Venice in 1797 brought the Venetian Republic to an end. Once the Queen of the Adriatic, with an empire extending throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, it has since been reduced to a small city in the north-east of Italy, with a declining population and overrun by tourists. Unfortunately, {…}


Teatro La Fenice Pays Tribute to Victims of Deadly Venice Accident


On Oct. 5, the Teatro La Fenice honored the victims of the bus crash in Venice during the performance of “La Traviata.” Before the performance, Superintendant Fortunato Ortombina came out on stage and asked all members of the audience for a minute of silence in honor of the victims of the terrible accident which saw at least 21 people killed {…}


Ivan Ayon Rivas, Carmela Remigio, Angela Meade, Maria José Siri, Alessio Ardiuni Headline Teatro La Fenice’s 2023-24 Season


The Teatro La Fenice has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a breakdown of what’s on offer. Operas 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 {…}

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Teatro La Fenice 2022-23 Review: Der Fliegende Holländer


(Credit: © Michele Crosera) On June 22, the Teatro La Fenice opened a new production of “Die Fliegende Holländer” in a very unconventional way that succeeded musically despite not quite reaching those same heights theatrically. Regie Confusion As he walked onstage to receive his applause, Marcin Lakomicki was received by some boos from the audience. One would imagine that a {…}

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Teatro La Fenice 2022-23 Review: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno


Photo: Michele Crosera In 1707, Händel arrived in Rome and soon made the acquaintance of important members of the papacy, including Cardinal Benedetto Pamphilj, from whom he received his first major libretto, “Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno.” Because public performances of operas in Rome had been forbidden by papal ban in 1703, Handel made this an oratorio. Although {…}