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From Puccini to Verdi, from Morricone Etoile Abbagnato: street summer dell'Opera di Roma

It started the summer season 2013 Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in the picturesque setting of the Baths of Caracalla. Many musical events not to be missed. After the success of Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell, chamber opera inspired by the tragic love story sung by Virgil in the Aeneid, the evenings are still in the sign of great music.

A double Sicily, the popular Verga and the aristocratic happening of the Leopard 2 to 7 July. It starts with the Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni (work somehow because Roman was staged premiered at the Teatro Costanzi 17 May 1890) conducted by Gaetano d’Espinosa directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi. On the same evening, “Heaven and Earth” with the wonderful music of Nino Rota The Leopard that come to life with choreography director of the corps de ballet of the Opera Micha van Hoecke.


From monologue to Gigi Proietti evening Rolan Petit. By popular demand, after the success of last season, returns for a dual meet on 6 and 7 July Gigi Proietti. The actor will tell his Rome in a mix of musical and theatrical genres. Fans of the ballet will be able to attend, however, between 12 and 19 July at five evenings dedicated to the French choreographer Roland Petit, who died recently, with the étoile of the Paris Opera Eleanor Abbagnato: plans to Arlésienne and Carmen music by Georges Bizet directed by the master Andriy Yurkevich. From July 16 to 18 will be held piéce “Carlos Kleiber – the Titan insecure” by Valerio Hats and Mario Sesti played by Remo Girone and Anita Bartolucci directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi. On the stage of the Baths of Caracalla there will be Roberto Bolle that will stop in Rome on 21 and 22 July with his tour entitled “Roberto Bolle and Friends from the American Ballet Theatre” and the dancers who will be performing with the Metropolitan York.

The legend of the soundtracks and the evening dedicated to women of Verdi On July 25, with a single evening, the master Ennio Morricone will conduct the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in some of his famous soundtracks. On 27 July at 19.30 will perform the Youth Orchestra of the Opera House under the direction of Nicola Paszkowski offering songs Stravinsky, Rossini, Beethoven and Ravel. Do not miss the long-awaited return of Puccini’s Tosca, conducted by Renato Palumbo appointment for six evenings August 1 to 6. And to mark the bicentenary of the birth of one of the greatest composers in the history, the summer season 2013 will close with a tribute to Giuseppe Verdi: 9 and Aug. 10 at 21, Michele Placido and Isabella Ferrari will be the actors of ” A kiss on the heart – women in the life and music of Verdi “, a text written by Michele Placido and Giulia Calenda which tells of the composer relationships with the women in his life often idealized in the female characters of his works.

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