Teatro la Fenice Announces August, September & October Schedule

By Francisco Salazar

The Teatro la Fenice has announced programming for August, September, and October following the COVID-19 regulations.

The new program will open on August 22 and run through October.

On August 22, the theater will open with Tito Ceccherini leading the Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice performing Mozart’s Symphony No. 20and Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella.” The concert will also include music by Pergolesi and soloists Valeria Girardello, Leonardo Cortellazzi, and Matteo Ferrara.

On August 23, the theater’s chorus will sing some of Verdi’s greatest choral passages. The concert will include music from “La Traviata,” “Nabucco,” “I Lombardi,” and “Macbeth.”  The concert will also feature Sabrina Mazzamuto, Mariateresa Bonera, Safa Korkmaz, and Antonio Casagrande.

On August 26 and 29, the Teatro Malibran will showcase Stravinsky’s “Histoire du soldat” in an Italian translation directed by Francesco Bortolozzo. Alessandro Cappelletto conducts the production.

On August 28, Antonello Manacorda conducts a concert dedicated to Beethoven.

In September Purcell’s “Dido and Æneas” will be directed by Giovanni Di Cicco and Massimo Checchetto. The production will star Giuseppina Bridelli and Antonio Poli. Performances are slated for Sept. 4, 5, and 6.

Riccardo Frizza will lead Donizetti’s “Roberto Devereux” in a semi-staged version on Sept. 15, 17, and 19.

“Gondellieder ossia Goethe” will be shown on Sept. 18.

Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” will return to the stage on Oct. 2 and 4 with Lorenzo Mariani directing and Daniele Callegari conducting.

Verdi’s “La Traviata” will be performed on Sept. 25 and 27 with Christophe Gayral directing and Stefano Ranzani conducting. The two Verdi works will be performed in semi-staged versions.

On Oct. 9, 11, 15, 17, and 20 “Der Schauspieldirektordi Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart” will be performed and Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” will be performed on Oct. 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25, 2020.

In November the 2020-21 season will open with Bizet’s “Carmen.”