Costanzi Theater. Piazza Beniamino Gigli, 1. Information: Tel. 064817003.
Performances scheduled this month:
- 1 March at 7 p.m., 3, 4, 5, 6 March at 8 p.m., 7 March at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., 8 March at 4.30 p.m.: “Il Corsaro”. Music by Riccardo Drigo, Cesare Pugni, Adolphe-Charles Adam, Léo Delibes. Ballet in two acts. Booklet by Vernoy De Saint Georges and Joseph Mazilier from the poem Il Corsaro by George G. Byron. Conductor Alexei Baklan. Choreography José Carlos Martínez. Scenes and Costumes Francesco Zito. Lights by Vinicio Cheli. Orchestra and Corps de Ballet of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Staging by Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.
- 25, 27, 31 March at 8 p.m., 28 March at 6 p.m. and 29 March at 4.30 p.m.: “Turandot”. Music by Giacomo Puccini. Lyrical drama in three acts and five settings. Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni. First performance in time, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, 25 April 1926. Conductor Alejo Pérez, direction, scenes, costumes, videos by Ai Weiwei. Chorus Master Roberto Gabbiani. Lights by Peter van Praet. Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. With the participation of the Scuola di Canto Corale del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. New staging of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. With Italian and English surtitles.
- 23 March at 8 p.m.: Opera Lesson about “Turandot”. Entrusted to Giovanni Bietti, one of the most appreciated Italian critics, a well-known speaker (he is one of the conductors of the Lezioni di Musica on Rai-RadioTre), the Opera Lessons examine the pieces scheduled in the programme of the Teatro dell’Opera: of every single work illustrates the context and the musical and dramatic contents so as to allow anyone, from the enthusiast to the neophyte, to enjoy the performance appreciating every nuance.