Ferrara, a Turandot with a Korean cast opens Teatro Comunale’s season – Opera Connected

A few days left for the opening of the new Opera and Ballet season Ferrara Municipal Theatre. From Turandotwhich opens the review on November 24 (with a second performance on Sunday November 26), to Romany by Giacomo Puccini andOrlando is furious by Vivaldi (April 5 and 7), to Paul McCartney’s oratorio and Barcelona Rock Opera with music by Queen, the 2023/24 season presents twelve titles, including eight classical and modern operas, and four ballets ranging from the great classics with Sleeping Beauty (December 29 and 30) e Swan Lakeor the Song, both of Tchaikovsky’s masterpieces (March 23), to the attractive more modern works, such as Open by Daniel Ezralow (January 16 and 17) e Alice in Wonderland Reloaded based on Carroll’s novel with twenty-five dancers and acrobats from Elysium Circus in Kiev (March 6).

The opening of the Municipal Season of Opera and Ballet aims to become (or re-emerge) a moment that characterizes the life of the city of Ferrara. His word Marcello Corvino, artistic director of the “Claudio Abbado” Theatre. “The opening of the opera season is a tradition that comes from far away. Testimonies report what happened at the Bonacossi theater. in the eighteenth century it took place during the Carnival period – he explains – and it was a very important moment for the city, meeting, exchanging and celebrating. We want to bring to light this beautiful city and at the same time Italian tradition. Staging an opera is a complex undertaking, involving hundreds of people: from conception to design, direction, dress rehearsals and finally on stage. Opera is precisely one of the reasons why we are famous in the world – continues artistic director Corvino – just think that some of the Korean singers are now present in Ferrara for Turandot they know Italian, a language they learn through studying the works written by Puccini, Verdi, Rossini. It is no coincidence, then, that in Ferrara the city’s theater is central, in dialogue with the Castle: the latter is the symbol of the government, the other, opposite, is the intellectual and creative part of the community. Ferrara is historically capable of important opera seasons and in recent years, as Teatro Comunale, we have started producing again and are creating important collaborations in Italy and abroad. For this reason, the opening on 24 November aims to be a moment of celebration, fun and celebration of the cultural and creative potential of a city that has a very important history.”

The performance on November 24 starts at 8:00 p.m., while his second performance Turandot is Sunday 26, at 4 pm. The drama in three acts and five scenes with a libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni, with music Giacomo Puccini features a cast of Korean singers on stage: Turandot is Lila LeeCalàf is played by Yoon ByungkilLiu da Kim EunhyeTimur from Moon SeokhunPing from Leo AnPong da Choi YosubPang da Park SinhaeMandarin from Juhyeon Kim and Altoum da Kim Hyundaethe music is assigned to the Orchestra Città di Ferrara, under the direction Marcello Motandelli. Directed by Plamen Kartalof, also director of the National Opera and Ballet Theater in Sofia, Bulgaria. The co-production signed by Daegu Opera and Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Ferrara finally sees on stage the Colsper Choir – Parma and Emilia Romagna Symphony Opera Chorus (choir leader Andrea Bianchi) and the children’s choir of the Teatro Comunale of Bologna.

Further information: www.teatrocomunaleferrara.it

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