Manon Lescaut and Don Giovanni, desperate seductions and passions for the 2022 opera season of the Galli Theater

Published on: 11 January 2022

Manon Lescaut and Don Giovanni are the titles of the 2022 Opera Season of the Galli Theater. From Giacomo Puccini to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a journey into the world of melodrama in the name of seduction and the most desperate passion.

Manon Lescaut marked a turning point in Giacomo Puccini's career, an author who, in his early twenties, demonstrates an amazing melodic richness.
The premiere of Manon Lescaut at the Teatro Regio in Turin in 1893 was the most immediate success for Puccini, with audience and critics ready to immediately demonstrate boundless enthusiasm and the premises for the start of the composer's international success.
Puccini's lyric drama was inspired by a famous novel L'Histoire du chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut, written between 1728 and 1731 by Abbé Prévost and already the subject of several operatic transpositions, including the version of Jules Massenet.

In the new staging conceived by director Aldo Tarabella (Friday 11 and Sunday 13 February), the main performers are the soprano Monica Zanettin (Manon Lescaut), the baritone Marcello Rosiello (Lescaut) and the tenors Dario Di Vietri and Paolo Lardizzone who alternate in the role of Cavaliere Des Grieux.
On the podium of the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra and the Archè Choir, the conductor Marco Guidarini.
With the sets by Giuliano Spinelli, the costumes by Rosanna Monti, the choreography by Luigia Frattaroli and the lights by Marco Minghetti, the show was born from the co-production of the Giglio Theater in Lucca, the Luciano Pavarotti Theater in Modena, the Alighieri Theater in Ravenna and of the Galli Theater of Rimini.

The second title of the season is Don Giovanni - Friday 11 and Sunday 13 November
Mozart's masterpiece makes its debut at the Galli Theater in a prestigious staging that director Ivan Alexandre originally created for the stages of the Drottningholm Palace theater and the Opéra Royal de Versailles.
The opera arrives in Rimini thanks to the Opéra National de Bordeaux in collaboration with the Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona and the Alighieri Theater in Ravenna.

The show is proposed as a return to the origins of the playful drama born in 1787 from the collaboration between Lorenzo Da Ponte and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
On stage an international cast where the voices of Iulia Maria Dan, Julien Henric, Leonard Bernard, Arianna Vendittelli, Robert Gleadow Megan Marino and Leonard Bernard stand out, directed by the baton of Antonio Greco on the podium of the "Luigi Cherubini" Choir and Youth Orchestra.
With the sets and costumes designed by Antoine Fontaine and with the evocative lighting design created by Tobias Hagström-Ståhl, the figure of the seducer enter our imagination forever.

Advance ticket salesfrom Saturday 15 January at 10.00am at the Galli Theater. The presale will continue from Tuesday 18 January at the Theater box office: from Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00am to 2.00pm and Tuesday and Thursday also from 3.00pm to 5.30pm. Advance sale also online on the website of the Galli Theater starting from Tuesday 18 January (