La Traviata

teatromassimo - La Traviata

Wednesday, March 15 2017, 06:00 pm
United Nations Room
Presentazione La Traviata 2595 – Gallery Teatro Massimo
Conferenza di presentazione dell’opera La Traviata di Giuseppe Verdi (dal 19 marzo al 1 aprile) organizzata dagli Amici del Teatro Massimo, con Paolo Gallarati.

La Traviata

Paolo Gallarati è professore ordinario di Istituzioni di Storia della musica e di Drammaturgia musicale nell’Università di Torino. Ha fondato il dottorato di ricerca in «Storia e critica delle culture e dei beni musicali» e il «Centro Regionale Universitario per la Musica “Massimo Mila”» della Università di Torino di cui è stato direttore sino al 2009.
È codirettore della rivista musicologica «Il Saggiatore musicale» e fa parte del Comitato d’onore della edizione critica delle «Opere di Gioachino Rossini» edita da Bärenreiter (Kassel-Basel-London-New York-Praha). Svolge attività di critico musicale sulle colonne de «La Stampa» e sulla rivista «Amadeus». Nel 1996 per il volume La forza delle parole. Mozart drammaturgo (Torino, Einaudi, 1993), gli è stato assegnato il secondo «Premio internazionale Massimo Mila per la saggistica musicale». Il suo volume più recente è Verdi ritrovato. Rigoletto, Trovatore, Traviata, (Il Saggiatore, 2016).
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La traviata è un’opera in tre atti di Giuseppe Verdi su libretto di Francesco Maria Piave. È basata su La signora delle camelie, opera teatrale di Alexandre Dumas (figlio), che lo stesso autore trasse dal suo precedente omonimo romanzo.

Viene considerata parte di una cosiddetta “trilogia popolare” di Verdi, assieme a Il trovatore e a Rigoletto.

Fu in parte composta nella villa degli editori Ricordi a Cadenabbia, sul lago di Como. La prima rappresentazione avvenne al Teatro La Fenice il 6 marzo 1853 ma, a causa forse di interpreti carenti e – probabilmente – per il soggetto allora considerato scabroso, non si rivelò il successo che il suo autore si attendeva[1]; fu ripresa il 6 maggio dell’anno successivo a Venezia al Teatro San Benedetto in una versione rielaborata e con interpreti più validi, come Maria Spezia Aldighieri e finalmente, diretta dal compositore, riscosse il meritato successo.

A causa della critica alla società borghese, l’opera, nei teatri di Firenze, Bologna, Parma (10 gennaio 1855 nel Teatro Regio di Parma come Violetta), Napoli e Roma, fu rimaneggiata dalla censura e messa in scena con alcuni pezzi totalmente stravolti. Sempre per sfuggire alla censura, l’opera dovette essere spostata come ambientazione cronologica dal XIX al XVIII secolo.

Secondo i dati pubblicati da Operabase nel 2013 è l’opera più rappresentata al mondo nelle ultime cinque stagioni, con 629 recite.

The New Music

la Stagione Lirica 2014

Il caffè delle meraviglie

The New Music International Weeks (Settimane internazionali di nuova musica), took place in the 1960s and brought Palermo to worldwide attention in the musical and cultural debate, thanks to the enthusiasm of a group of young intellectuals including Antonino Titone, Francesco Agnello, Paolo Emilio Carapezza, Roberto Pagano and Eliodoro Sollima.
As we treasure the memory of such exciting times in the field of New Music, we think it is also time to approach this theme again, putting the experience into perspective and questioning the state of the art today.

The Teatro Massimo has decided to establish a Festival in 2014, Nuove Musiche, that will offer the general public, both local and international, a glimpse into contemporary music as well as 20th century historic and avant-garde music.
The truly interdisciplinary spirit of the Settimane will be kept alive thanks to many collateral activities and in-depth analysis debates.
With Nuove Musiche the Teatro Massimo strengthens its bond with the University of Palermo and with Palermo Conservatory of Music “V. Bellini” (whom is also going to participate to the Festival with initiatives that are being planned and will complement Teatro Massimo programme) and hopes that this festival will be an opportunity for dialogue with the city’s other institutions.

Tickets
• Concerts staged in the Teatro Massimo Sala ONU and Foyer – € 5.

• September 28 Concert (8:30pm) – € 5.

• October 3 Concert (8:30pm) – from € 10 to € 30.

• Concerts staged at the Steri and the Conservatory of Music, October 5 walking concert, conferences, video festival: free entrance.

Norma – Teatro Massimo di Palermo

Norma Tragedia lirica in due atti

Norma Tragedia lirica in due atti

Norma
Tragedia lirica in due atti

Calendario

  • martedì 17 giugno 2014, Turno Prime – ore 20:30
  • mercoledì 18 giugno 2014, Turno S1 – ore 18:30
  • venerdì 20 giugno 2014, Turno B – ore 18:30
  • sabato 21 giugno 2014, Turno F – ore 20:30
  • domenica 22 giugno 2014, Turno D – ore 17:30
  • mercoledì 25 giugno 2014, Turno C – ore 18:30

Tragedia lirica in due atti

Direttore Will Humburg
Regia Jossi Wieler, Sergio Morabito
Scene e costumi Anna Viebrock
Luci Mario Fleck

Cast
Pollione     Aquiles Machado
Rubens Pelizzari
Oroveso     Marco Spotti
Dario Russo
Norma     Csilla Boross
Katia Pellegrino
Adalgisa     Annalisa Stroppa
Eufemia Tufano
Flavio     Francesco Parrino
Clotilde     Patrizia Gentile
Carmen Ghegghi

Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo
Maestro del coro     Piero Monti

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Season 2014 Teatro Massimo – Palermo

Season 2014 Teatro Massimo - PalermoThe 2014 season, which will open in January with a tribute to Richard Strauss on the 150th anniversary of the birth: “Feuersnot” (“The Night of St. John”) directing the care of the Sicilian Emma Dante, who will make his debut as at the Teatro Massimo. On the podium back another famous musician from Palermo, Gabriele Ferro, which Strauss has dedicated many important stages of his career. 2014 will therefore pursue their own path through famous operatic repertoire titles of the most beloved (Otello, Don Giovanni, Norma, Tosca and La fille du regiment) not to mention a further rarity, ¿vanda, dudák Jaromír Weinberger. Finally, two events with dancing, Carmen and Romeo and Juliet in March to December.

Verdi at the Massimo, Palermo

The exhibition “Verdi at the Massimo” is part of the celebrations for Giuseppe Verdi’s bicentenary. It will be open to the public from March 22nd to September 29th 2013.

Verdi at the Massimo, PalermoUt pictura musica

In the era of technical reproducibility it might be thought that the memory of a performance can be entrusted to recording alone, visual and sound, overlooking the fact that such documentation, though important, would in any case be reductive in relation to the event represented and experienced by the public in the theatre or opera house.
Opera performance, which is the fruit of the sum of the technical-artistic potentialities of an opera house, must instead be documented, to respect its historical position, through the greatest possible number of elements. This is a way to arrive at a faithful reconstruction both of the effort made by the productive components and of the process of conception of the director, choreographer, stage designer and costume designer.
Sketches, figurines, models and properties are therefore essential to providing a better defined historical dimension of a musical performance, in order to penetrate the sensibilities of those artists that in the course of time have interpreted the intentions of the composer and librettist.
Moreover, in the course of time the scenic aspect has taken on a role equal or even superior to the musical one, the same one as it had at the beginning of melodrama with the scenic phantasmagorias of the Baroque age, with the new factor that the opera scene today is approached by contemporary directors and stage designers with aesthetics and expressive modalities that are very distant from the author of the original text.
In particular, the arrival of electric lighting gave an impulse to the renewal of theatrical technical scenes, previously illuminated by gas or candles, and substantially painted. Scenography, according to the Vitruvian canon, until then was to be considered the perspective place par excellence, a deceptive representation, exquisitely painterly, in which the idea of space was filtered by the image that painting technique was able to furnish. Besides, the theatre itself was considered as the negation of real space, an illusive space, built ad hoc, in which the rite of representation takes place. The proscenium, which inside it contains the representation, was reinvented and dilated, through painterly artifices, to give the spectators a space that each time changes, becomes larger, is transformed. Rejection of painterly pretence slowly penetrated into opera stagings, which gradually reduced the decorative elements to give emphasis – through the three-dimensionally constructed scene, in which volumes and lines have great importance – to technology and the most disparate materials.
v The exhibition “Verdi at the Massimo”, which follows the recent one to dedicated Wagner, allows one, through the popularity of this great composer, to observe this transformation close-up, comparing stagings of the same operas done at different times and therefore according to different tastes and aesthetic currents. The shrewd analysis by the person handling the exhibition, Sergio Troisi, this time too guides us through a critical reading of the sketches and figurines on display, knowledge of which is also enriched by the words and direct experience of Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi, one of the shrewdest and most refined musicologists and music critics of our time. The sensitive and affectionate testimony of Gaia Maschi Verdi, a descendent of Antonio Barezzi, who was the first supporter of the young composer from Busseto, further strengthens the bond between Verdi and the Teatro Massimo that was inaugurated in 1897 with his last masterpiece, Falstaff, and several times has chosen his works to celebrate particularly significant moments, not least of which its reopening in 1998 with Aida. The exhibition, prepared by Roberto Lo Sciuto and coordinated by Marida Cassarà, involves many sectors of the Teatro, including the properties workshops and the library, and it is significantly inserted in the big programme laid on by the Massimo to celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi: in it, some of the “classics” like Nabucco, Aida and Rigoletto are set side by side in the 2013 concerts and ballets on music by Verdi, performances for schools and guided visits for the youngest people animated by the presence of Filli Cusenza (a famous “fiber art artist”) and by collaboration with a new and important reality, the Young People’s Association for the Teatro Massimo, impassioned opera students that we hope can involve their contemporaries more and more in our activities.

Prefetto Fabio Carapezza Guttuso
Commissario straordinario del Teatro Massimo

Exhibition Opening

Friday, March 22 – 8pm
The External Commissioner, Prefect Fabio Carapezza Guttuso and Gaia Maschi Verdi, heir of Antonio Barezzi, the man who first supported young Verdi, will be present. The evening will continue with the Premiere performance of Nabucco, one of the most representative and well-known operas composed by Verdi in his first creative stage.

Opening Hours

Tuesday-Sunday from 9.30 am to 5 pm as a part of the guided tour, and during the evening performances for the opera and concert audience.
Tickets for the guided tour: euro 3 to 8, on sale at the Teatro Massimo Box-office (last tour starts at 4.20 pm).
Info and reservations for groups:
tel +39 091 605.32.67, fax +39 091 605.33.42 marketing@teatromassimo.it

Exhibition Catalogue

The Catalogue (348 colour pages, 28 €) is available. It contains quality prints of the iconographic materials of the exhibition, together with commentaries from the External Commissioner, Prefect Fabio Carapezza Guttuso, Gaia Maschi Verdi, the curator Sergio Troisi and musicologist Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi. A chronology of Verdi operas performed at the Teatro Massimo is also included.

Verdi as (also) a visual artist

Verdi, who is (also) a visual artist, thus intercepts so much of nineteenth-century imagery –repertories and techniques of assemblage – making in this direction a decisive contribution to the sensibility of the age. Hayez and historic painting (Diotti, Mancinelli), Iberian and oriental exoticism – from Ernani to Aida – and the imaginative seduction of romantic literature, its clamours, offences, deceptions and revenges, Eros succumbing and fulfilled in the embrace of Thanatos sought, Byron, Hugo Dumas, but also Guiterrez and Werner and not least of all Shakespeare, filtered and restored by the falling in love of the century: Verdi’s is a hypertrophic nineteenth century, a circular one, which on every staging imposes its highly stratified memory, its labyrinthine course and the continual game of mirrors and sliding (for Foscari Byron, Hayez and Verdi, for instance; for Vespri Verdi, again Hayez and Michele Amari, the author, on that event, of a seminal work of historiography in those years), sowing the ground with traps and snares at the very moment when he prepares a raft of promptings and quotations of historical sources, including those represented by the sometimes dense stage directions by the author.

This succession of inevitable cross-references, understood or made explicit, can be taken as a key to understanding stagings by the Teatro Massimo in a significantly broad catalogue and time span, from the fifties to today, allowing us to identify the gradual evolutions of opera scenography and the change of step occurring between the seventies and eighties, when the generally adopted practice of historical reconstruction gave way to freer interpretations, first of all regarding directing (to put it banally: the question so often raised of the tastes of the public, that is to say whether or not to bring the opera up to date).
Yet, even in these examples prevailing in present-day theatrical practices, in Verdi stagings the tenacious nineteenth-century cultural ghosts are rarely eluded, and indeed continually appear like ghosts never fully laid.

Sergio Troisi
Exhibition Curator

2013 Teatro Massimo Season: two of the Ring operas will be rescheduled

Teatro Massimo PalermoThe Fondazione Teatro Massimo is undergoing a severe deficit (over 3 million euros), as recent investigations into the budget have made clear. The 2013 Season, that was planned before the Foundation was brought into administration through an external commissioner, cannot possibly be staged as such this year, due to costs that clearly exceed the actual productive capacity of the Teatro Massimo and go beyond the economical prospects of the Foundation.
It becomes necessary to postpone to a time to be later arranged the two operas of the Wagnerian Ring Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, whose costs would weigh upon the budget for 1 million 300 thousand euros.
The two ballets scheduled in June have also been substituted as a part of this necessary amendment to the budget.
More cost reduction initiatives will take place, concerning every item of expenditure, including the employees, in accordance with the Theater trade unions representatives. This inevitable financial rigor policy is undertaken as a means of protection for the Foundation and its workers.
The Foundation will inform the public in the next weeks on the new 2013 schedule, while pleading with founder members, workers, subscribers, as well as with all members and representatives of the economic and cultural life in Sicily and elsewhere, to rally round the Teatro Massimo – cultural excellence of international capacity – supporting it in this difficult phase.

The External Commissioner

Prefect Fabio Carapezza Guttuso

Rinvio opere Ring al teatro Massimo di Palermo

teatro massimoLe gravi condizioni finanziarie in cui si è riscontrato versare la Fondazione Teatro Massimo (un disavanzo di oltre tre milioni di euro) rendono impossibile la realizzazione della stagione artistica 2013 così come approvata prima del commissariamento della Fondazione medesima, una stagione obiettivamente sopra dimensionata rispetto alle effettive capacità del Teatro e non in linea con le prospettive economiche della Fondazione.

L’intervento sulla produzione riguarderà il rinvio a data da destinarsi delle opere che completavano la tetralogia wagneriana, “Siegfried” (19-30 ottobre) e “Götterdämmerung” (23 novembre – 4 dicembre) – incidenti da sole per circa un milione e trecentomila euro – , cui si aggiungeranno altre iniziative tra le quali quanto già posto in essere per i prossimi spettacoli di danza in programma a giugno.

L’azione di risanamento e controllo dei costi riguarderà ogni voce di spesa del Teatro, ivi incluso quanto inerente il personale, previa intesa con le rappresentanze sindacali.
Questa inevitabile politica di rigore viene adottata a tutela della Fondazione e dei lavoratori.

La Fondazione comunicherà nelle prossime settimane la nuova modulazione del secondo semestre di attività 2013 con in dettaglio i titoli che andranno a sostituire quelli wagneriani; al contempo si appella ai i Soci fondatori, ai lavoratori e agli abbonati, nonché ad ogni soggetto e rappresentanza della vita economica e culturale siciliana e non, di stringersi intorno al Teatro Massimo – eccellenza culturale di levatura internazionale – supportandola nel difficile momento che attraversa.

Il Commissario straordinario
Prefetto Fabio Carapezza Guttuso

Ministro Ornaghi all’inaugurazione della mostra “Wagner al Massimo”

Il Ministro Ornaghi all’inaugurazione della mostra “Wagner al Massimo” e della Stagione 2013 con “Das Rheingold”

teatroMartedì 22 gennaio alle ore 20, presso la Sala Pompeiana del Teatro Massimo, il Ministro per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, prof. Lorenzo Ornaghi sarà presente all’inaugurazione della mostra “Wagner al Massimo” allestita in occasione dell’apertura della Stagione 2013 e dedicata al bicentenario della nascita del compositore tedesco.
Il Ministro Ornaghi, insieme al Direttore Generale per lo Spettacolo dal Vivo Salvatore Nastasi, assisterà quindi al debutto del prologo del Ring di Richard Wagner, Das Rheingold, nuova produzione firmata dal regista inglese Graham Vick, con la direzione di Pietari Inkinen, che apre la nuova Stagione del Massimo.
Alla serata inaugurale saranno presenti anche il Presidente della Regione Siciliana Rosario Crocetta, il Sindaco di Palermo Leoluca Orlando e l’Assessore alla Cultura della Città di Palermo Francesco Giambrone, oltre alle più alte cariche delle istituzioni civili e militari cittadine, nonchè numerosi esponenti della stampa nazionale e internazionale.
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Guided Tours in Teatro Massimo

teatroTake a guided tour of the Teatro Massimo and explore its stunning interiors!
Tours are scheduled Tue-Sun 9.30 am – 5 pm (last tour at 4.30 pm) starting at ’20 and ’40.

Tickets euro 8,00 (concession tickets euro 5,00, groups euro 6,00). Tours in English usually start at ’40, but the timetable may vary according to request. Tour also available for groups in French and Spanish.
Group reservations (at least 20 people) are welcome by email or phone (+39 091 6053267).

Wagner A Palermo

Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Teatro Massimo 2013
Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Libretto and music by Richard Wagner
New production

Conductor Pietari Inkinen
Director Graham Vick
Scene & costume Designs Richard Hudson
Mime movements Ron Howell
Lighting Designs Giuseppe Di Iorio

DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN

January 22, 24, 27, 29, 31, 2013
Das Rheingold
(The Rhine Gold)

MAIN CHARACTERS
Wotan Franz Hawlata
Fricka Anna Maria Chiuri
Freia Stephanie Corley
Donner Eric Greene
Froh Alex Wawiloff
Erda Ceri Williams
Loge Will Hartmann
Die Rheintöchter Hila Baggio, Christine Knorren, Evelyn Krahe
Fasolt Keel Watson
Fafner Christian Hübner
Alberich Sergei Leiferkus
Mime Robert Brubaker

February 21, 24, 27 febbraio, March 1 and 3, 2013
Die Walküre
(The Valkyrie)

MAIN CHARACTERS
Erda Ceri Williams
Siegfried Christian Voigt
Brünnhilde Lise Lindstrom
Fafner Christian Hübner
Alberich Sergei Leiferkus
Mime Robert Brubaker
Der Wanderer Samuel Youn
Stimme des Waldvogels Deborah Leonetti

October 19, 22, 24, 27, 30, 2013
Siegfried

MAIN CHARACTERS
Erda Ceri Williams
Siegfried Christian Voigt
Brünnhilde Lise Lindstrom
Fafner Christian Hübner
Alberich Sergei Leiferkus
Mime Robert Brubaker
Der Wanderer Samuel Youn
Stimme des Waldvogels Deborah Leonetti

November 23, 26, 29, December 1 and 4, 2013
Götterdämmerung
(Twilight of the Gods)

MAIN CHARACTERS
Gunther Eric Greene
Gutrune Ausrine Stundyte
Siegfried Christian Voigt
Hagen Mats Almgren
Brünnhilde Lise Lindstrom
Waltraute Viktoria Vizin
Die Rheintöchter Hila Baggio, Christine Knorren, Evelyn Krahe
Alberich Sergei Leiferkus

Teatro Massimo is inaugurating its 2013 season with a new, exciting project: in the celebratory bicentennial year of the birth of richard Wagner, the theatre will stage Der ring des Nibelungen. For the first time in its history, the Teatro Massimo is staging a new production of Wagner’s masterpiece entirely within the same season. This project, begun over two years ago, marks the fulfilment of the theatre management’s ambitious strategy of widening its artistic goals while increasing productive capacities.
The Ring will be staged by Graham Vick – one of the most important directors working in musical theater today and with a special rapport with Teatro Massimo – and designed by Richard Hudson. These two artists are intent on creating a production idea which finds its inspiration in the space, architecture and stage itself of the Teatro Massimo. Musically, the rich universe of Wagner’s masterpiece will finds its leader in young Finnish conductor Pietari Inkinen. And so Palermo, already a special place to many German artists, once again hosts the work of Wagner in this project devoted to the grandest of his musical and theatrical creations.
It is our hope that Teatro Massimo’s bicentennial Ring production, in view of its special context in the international panorama of the 2013 celebrations, can serve as a stimulus for all passionate Wagnerites to visit Palermo. And lastly, we invite all those who come – in those same months in which the composer himself visited and sojourned in the city – to nourish themselves of that magical energy one breathes in the land «where the lemons bloom».

Richard Wagner in Palermo
quoted from a text by Ignazio Ciotti
Teatro Massimo, 1939 Opera Season

On November 5th, 1881 Wagner landed in Palermo aboard the postal frigate “Simeto”, operating at that time between Palermo and Naples. On this journey he was accompanied by his second wife Cosima Liszt, their sons Siegfried, Eva and Isolde, his stepdaughters Blandine and Daniela von Bülow and his dear friend Paul von Joukowsky, the russian painter.
After taking up lodgings on the first floor of “Hotel des Palmes”, Richard Wagner swiftly set himself to work. However, as the task at hand required the utmost concentration, he soon chose to leave the hotel in favor an apartment distant from the city center accepting, after repeated offers, the Prince of Gangi’s invitation to stay at the family villa at Porrazzi.
In this hospitable residence, Wagner spent a period of calm and well being, coming into contact with the elite of the Palermo society.
At the time he also took to visiting the city, its surroundings and ancient monuments. Beholding the Duomo of Monreale, Wagner stopped and exclaimed: «What great minds of man could have designed such a marvel!». Wagner also admired the Palermo Cathedral and the Cappella Palatina which he defined «one of the most beautiful churches in the world». Wagner was often sighted, enveloped in his great cloak and donning his velvet cap, on long walks at the Foro Italico, where from time to time he would halt and gaze, in still rapture, at the blue immensity of the Mediterranean sea.