Teatro Massimo - 2010 Season
A brief introduction.


A new season, nine operas and two ballets, plus an interesting concert season and an intensive activity for students. Once again in 2010 the Teatro Massimo will offer to the public one of the richest opera playbills in Italy. Together with a number of classical melodramas some rare operas will also be staged, including an Italian premiere.


A new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco will open the 2010 Season on January 22 (performances until January 31). After that La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini will take place and in April the Massimo will host the Italian premiere of Die Gezeichneten, masterpiece of the Austrian composer Franz Schrecker.

At the end of May, for the first time at the Massimo, Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti.
From September 18 to 26 , the public-beloved Barbiere di Siviglia by Giacomo Rossini will be performed once again at the Massimo, while in October, for the first time in 42 years, a production of Don Quichotte by Jules Massenet will be staged.

On the 10th of December 1910, it was given the first performance of Fanciulla del West in New York and in order to celebrate this centenary a new staging made by a prestigious international co-production will take place (From December 10 to 18).

Two ballets will be at the Massimo in 2010: Coppelia by Léo Delibes (From March 17 to 21 March) and Franca Florio – Regina di Palermo.

In July 2010 a new edition the oper-air Teatro di Verdura will host the production of Giuseppe Verdi's Aida.


The season also comprises a cultural programme for students with many performances, including the production of Alice in Wonderland (Alice nel paese delle meraviglie) in November 2010, an absolute new creation inspired by Lewis Carroll's novel.Molte e interessanti novità anche nel calendario delle attività dedicate agli studenti, costante impegno della Fondazione nella divulgazione musicale, che ha dato risultati lusinghieri nelle precedenti stagioni. Nel novembre 2010, Alice nel paese delle meraviglie, una nuova creazione ispirata all’omonimo romanzo di Lewis Carroll.

As for the 2010 Concerts Season, many interesting events are scheduled, involving our Orchestra and Chorus, invited Orchestras and many world-renowed conductors. Just to name some of them very briefly, Yuri Temirkanov will be in Palermo on March 22 with the St Petersburg Philharmonic. Riccardo Muti and the London Symphony on March 28. Roberto Abbado will conduct Verdi's Requiem and Srboljub Dinic Orff's Carmina Burana. Rudolph Buchbinder will be with our Orchestra on February 5.

2010 Season Calendar

2010 OPERAS

January 22-31
Giuseppe Verdi
NABUCCO

February 24 - March 6
Giacomo Puccini

LA BOHÈME

March 18 - 23
Léo Delibes

COPPÉLIA

April 14 - 21
Franz Schreker

DIE GEZEICHNETEN

May 21 - 28

Gaetano Donizetti

MARIA STUARDA

June 11 - 18
Lorenzo Ferrero / Luciano Cannito
FRANCA FLORIO REGINA DI PALERMO

July - Teatro di Verdura (Teatro Massimo's summer oper-air venue)
Giuseppe Verdi
AIDA

September 18 - 26
Gioachino Rossini
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA

October 15 - 21
Jules Massenet
DON QUICHOTTE

November 16 - 19
ALICE IN WONDERLAND

December 10 - 18
Giacomo Puccini
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST

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2010 CONCERTS

January 28 2010
Daniela Dessì and Francesco Renga


February 5 2010
Sascha Goetzel and Rudolf Buchbinder


March 1 2010
Tribute to the sicilian composer Eliodoro Sollima


March 23 2010
Yuri Temirkanov and the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra


April 28 2010
Christiam Arming


May 6 2010
Roberto Abbado


June 3 2010
Günter Neuhold


June 25 2010 - Teatro di Verdura
Verdi Gala


October 26 2010
Stefan Anton Reck


October 30 2010
Srboljub Dinic


December 19 2010
John Eliot Gardiner, Viktoria Mullova and the London Symphony Orchestra

December 23 2010
Christmas Concert