coming soon on stage
In autumn, Rome Opera House continues the challenge with productions designed in anti-Covid mode, following Rigoletto and the ballet The Four Seasons in the summer season at the Circus Maximus: at Teatro Costanzi a new production of Mozart’s Zaide conducted by maestro Daniele Gatti and directed by Graham Vick. In September, The Four Seasons ballet is also scheduled to resume, while La Traviata is confirmed for November, directed by Sofia Coppola with costumes designed by Valentino.
On Sunday, October 18, Mozart’s Zaide debuts at the Teatro Costanzi in a new production by Graham Vick. On the podium of the Teatro dell’Opera’s Orchestra, its conductor, Daniele Gatti.
From Wednesday 4 November it will be possible to admire, La Traviata based on an idea of Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti and that marked Sofia Coppola’s debut as an opera director.
From Tuesday 22 September, still fresh from the sell-out performance at Rome’s Circo Massimo, The Four Seasons ballet will be staged at the Teatro Costanzi.
In this show Giuliano Peparini, choreographer, director and video, narrates the natural “seasons” of the couple: from their first modest glances (Rebecca Bianchi and Claudio Cocino: Spring) to the fires of passion (Marianna Suriano and Giacomo Castellana: Summer) and their progressive extinguishing (Susanna Salvi and Michele Satriano: Autumn) to the final frosting of their relationship (Sara Loro and Alessio Rezza: Winter). Alessandro Preziosi’s pre-recorded vocal performance will act as an interlude between one season and another. Onstage, the Ballet Corps of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. The celebrated Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi, on a recorded basis, are performed by the Orchestra of the Fondazione Capitolina with Vincenzo Bolognese, violin soloist. Among the recorded musical pieces there is also the Sonata in F minor K. 466 by Domenico Scarlatti, performed on the piano by Antonio Maria Pergolizzi.
Sets and costumes, characterized by an essential linearity, are designed by Andrea Miglio and Anna Biagiotti, respectively. Marco Vignanelli’s lighting plays a fundamental role, as do the videos of Edmondo Angelelli and Giuliano Peparini.
After the opening night (22 September at 8pm) five encore performances are in programme: Wednesday 23, Thursday 24, and Friday 25 (8pm), Saturday 26 (6pm) and Sunday 27 (4.30pm).
On Sunday 20, at 7pm, there will be a Youth Preview, reserved for spectators under 26 years of age.