Get ready to be swept away on a captivating journey of music and dance as the Opera and Ballet Season unveils a mesmerizing lineup. An extraordinary experience awaits as the season raises its curtain, presenting a series of exceptional productions that span from opera to ballet, showcasing timeless classics and innovative creations that will capture the hearts and minds of the audience.
Magic and Intrigue: Les Contes d’Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach
The season kicks off with a grand spectacle: Jacques Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann.” Presented in an international co-production, this masterpiece will be skillfully directed by Damiano Michieletto, with the mesmerizing musical direction of Antonello Manacorda. Audiences will be transported into a world of magic, passion, and mystery, as this opera enchants and captivates.
Dance and Elegance: Les Saisons by Thierry Malandain
In January 2024, dance takes center stage with Thierry Malandain’s “Les Saisons.” This ballet, inspired by Vivaldi and Guido’s Four Seasons, transforms into a thrilling and engaging dance. The elegance of movement harmoniously intertwines with musical notes, creating a visually and musically captivating performance.
Hidden and Rare Treasures: Maria Egiziaca by Ottorino Respighi
A rare gem takes the spotlight with Ottorino Respighi’s “Maria Egiziaca.” With masterful direction by Pier Luigi Pizzi and musical direction by Manlio Benzi, this opera will take audiences on an emotional journey through a compelling and captivating story.
Between Good and Evil: Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito
Intrigue and human complexity intertwine in Arrigo Boito’s “Mefistofele.” With musical direction by Nicola Luisotti and direction by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier, this production highlights the inner conflicts of the human soul, between desires and temptations, creating a compelling and fascinating show.
Rediscovering the Baroque: Il Tamerlano by Antonio Vivaldi
The Baroque era comes to life with Antonio Vivaldi’s “Il Tamerlano,” skillfully directed by Diego Fasolis and brought to the stage by expert director Fabio Ceresa. Audiences will be transported back in time to an era of opulence and splendor, as this production celebrates the grandeur of the Baroque period.
Innovation and Tradition: Ariadne auf Naxos
Innovation meets tradition in Richard Strauss’s “Ariadne auf Naxos,” presented in a new co-production with the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. This production embodies the beauty and vitality of classical opera, reimagined for contemporary audiences to deliver an engaging and emotionally resonant performance.
Homages and New Perspectives: Luigi Nono, Arnold Schönberg, and Contemporary Music
The season pays tribute to the great composers Luigi Nono and Arnold Schönberg, presenting “La fabbrica illuminata” and “Erwartung” in a single evening. These works, directed by Daniele Abbado and Jérémie Rhorer respectively, offer a profound and emotionally charged view of contemporary musical expression.
Culture and Innovation: Pinocchio and Marco Polo
The Education programming is set to amaze with two contemporary music titles. The revival of Pierangelo Valtinoni’s “Pinocchio” and the original opera “Marco Polo,” created by students of the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello di Venezia, represent the fusion of artistic education and musical innovation, opening new creative horizons.
A Memorable Finale: Puccini’s Masterpieces
The season culminates with a triumphant tribute to Giacomo Puccini, the genius of Italian music. Through “La bohème” and “Turandot,” two timeless operas, audiences will be swept into a whirlwind of emotions, celebrating Puccini’s centenary in an unforgettable performance.
Prepare to be immersed in an extraordinary artistic and musical experience. The 2024-2025 Opera and Ballet Season promises to thrill, inspire, and enchant, taking the audience on an unforgettable journey through art and culture. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this celebration of talent and creativity that will leave you speechless.