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Interviews, Stage Spotlight

Q & A: Giuseppina Bridelli On Her Role Debut As Piacere In ‘Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno’ At La Fenice


At the age of 21, mezzo-soprano Giuseppina Bridelli made her professional debut in the role of Despina under the baton of Diego Fasolis, since which time she has been on what appears to be a never-ending upward trajectory. Now firmly established as one of the leading interpreters of the baroque repertoire, she is an artist constantly in demand, performing at {…}


Teatro La Fenice to Present ‘Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno’


The Teatro La Fenice is set to present Händel’s “Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno” at the Teatro Malibran. The oratorio, which will be performed for the first time on the Venice stage, will be directed by Saburo Teshigawara and conducted by Andrea Marcon. Rihoko Sato will choreograph the production. Giuseppina Bridelli leads the cast alongside Valeria Girardelo, Krystian {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

Teatro La Fenice 2022-23 Review: Il Matrimonio Segreto


(Photo: Michele Crosera) Premiered in Vienna in 1792, Domenico Cimarosa’s “Il Matrimonio Segreto” proved to be one of the century’s most successful operas, quickly establishing itself across Europe with performances in Milan, London, Barcelona, and Lisbon. In fact, such was its initial success, that not even Mozart, with whom Cimarosa is often compared, was able to create an opera that {…}


Elenora Buratto & Fabio Sartori to Lead Teatro La Fenice’s 2023 New Year’s Eve Concert


The Teatro La Fenice has announced the soloists for its 2023 New Year’s Eve concert. Following the success of the 2022 concert, the company announced that Fabio Luisi will lead the concert with soloists Eleonora Buratto and Fabio Sartori. Tickets for the concert will be on sale on Feb. 15, 2023. The news comes as the 2022 televised concert saw {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

Teatro La Fenice 2021-22 Review: Apollo et Hyacinthus


(Photo: Michele Crosera) On May 13th 1767, the students of the Salzburg University Gymnasium premiered the three-act intermezzo “Apollo et Hyacinthus.” The significance of the event was that it was the first performance of an opera composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was 11 years old at the time. Although its music certainly has much to commend it, dramatically it {…}


Sesto Quatrini Leads Teatro La Fenice’s ‘Madama Butterfly’


Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” is set to open at the Teatro La Fenice. The opera will be conducted by Sesto Quatrini, who has performed the Puccini opus on several occasions. “I love ‘Madama Butterfly’ so much. It’s probably the opera that I’ve seen and heard live the most often. When I was working at the Metropolitan, for two whole seasons I {…}


Francesco Meli, Luca Salsi, Anastasia Bartoli & Rosa Feola Lead Teatro La Fenice’s 2022-23 Season


The Teatro La Fenice has announced its 2022-23 season. Opera Nicola Alaimo leads Verdi’s “Falstaff” alongside Vladimir Stoyanov, René Barbera, Selene Zanetti, Caterina Sala, Sara Mingardo, and Veronica Simeoni. Myung-Whun Chung conducts the production by Adrian Noble. Performance Dates: Nov. 18-26, 2022 Bruno Maderna’s “Satyricon” will star Francesca Gerbasi, Matteo Ferrara, Manuela Custer, Christopher Lemmings, William Corrò, and Marcello Nardis. Alessandro {…}