Roberta Mantegna, Monica Zanettin & Giovanni Sala Lead Teatro Alighieri’s 2021-22 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Teatro Alighieri di Ravenna in Itay has announced its 2021-22 season featuring Dance and Opera.

For the purposes of this article, we will focus solely on the operatic performances.

The season opens with Haydn’s “L’isola disabitata” with Ensemble Dolce Concento, led by Nicola Valentini with Jacopo Raffaele at the fortepiano performing. The cast will include Giuseppina Bridelli, Anna Maria Sarra, Kristian Adam and Christian Senn.

Performance Dates: Oct. 23 & 24, 2021

The Teatro Alighieri takes part, together with the Teatro Galli in Rimini, in a special tribute to Federico Fellini. From a screenplay that was never made into a film, Matteo D’Amico has adapted and set to music the libretto of “Il
viaggio di G. Mastorna.” The production will be directed by Valter Malosti, who also plays the role of a narrator Fellini. The Orchestra Arcangelo Corelli will be conducted by Jacopo Rivani with Luca Grassi starring as Giuseppe Mastorna.

Performance Date: Nov. 4, 2021

Monteverdi’s “Orfeo” will star Giovanni Sala as the title role, Eleonora Pace as Eurydice and Delphine Galou as Proserpina. The Accademia Bizantina will be conducted by Ottavio Dantone. Legendary director Pier Luigi Pizzi leads the production.

Performance Dates: Nov. 6 & 7, 2022

Verdi’s “Aroldo” will be presented in a production that premiered at the Teatro Galli in Rimini. The production will star Luciano Ganci in the title role, Roberta Mantegna as Mina, Vladimir Stoyanov as Egberto, Adriano Gramigni as Brianio, and Riccardo Rados as Godvino, and Lorenzo Sivelli as Enrico. Manlio Benzi conducts the work.

Performance Dates: Jan. 14 & 16, 2022

Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” will star Monica Zanettin in the title role. The production will also star Dario Di Vietri and Paolo Lardizzone as Des Greiux, Saverio Pugliese as Edmondo, Marcello Rosiello as Lescaut and Alberto Mastriano as Geronte. Aldo Tarabella directs the production which will be conducted by Marco Guidarini.

Performance Dates: Feb. 18 & 20, 2022

The season concludes with “Pinocchio” in a co-production with the Teatro del Giglio in Luca and the Teatro Sociale in Rovigo. Leonora Tess stars as Pinocchio alongside Clemente Antonio Dalioti, Giulio Boschetti, Giampaolo Franconi, Sara Rocchi, Consuelo Gilardoni and Silvia Lee. Jacopo Rivani conducts the Orchestra Corelli.

Performance Dates: March 26 & 27, 2022