COMMUNICATION TO THE AUDIENCE

The Theater is forced to postpone the dates of the show Lucrezia Borgia to 25 and 27 September 2020.
The subscriptions and tickets purchased remain valid for the new dates and will give access to the show without any replacement.

Étoile Eleonora Abbagnato

Lucrezia Borgia

Eleonora Abbagnato

On the 500th anniversary of her death, Lucrezia Borgia is making her debut on the ballet scene in a new production presented for the first time at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Librettist, choreographer and director is the eclectic Giuliano Peparini, an international talent, who is liberally inspired by the drama of Victor Hugo focuses on the story of the encounter between the Renaissance noblewoman and her son Gennaro, born from the incestuous relationship with her brother Cesare. In the elegant role of the controversial figure is the étoile Eleonora Abbagnato, that lends her mysterious charm to excesses, perversions and intrigues handed down by historiography. The dance that emerges from the dramaturgy, visual art and couture fashion defining the stage, the compelling score performed live by the Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna: Lucrezia Borgia is a candidate for a new classic of contemporary ballet.

25 | 27 September

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FIRST EVER PERFORMANCE

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CHOREOGRAPHY AND DIRECTION

Giuliano Peparini

FRI | 25 | SEP |  H: 20.30
SUN | 27 | SEP | H: 15.30

BOOKLET

GIULIANO PEPARINI
GIANLUCA MEROLLI

MUSICAL ADVICE

FRANCESCO ZIMEI

SETTING

EMANUELLE FAVRE

ORCHESTRA OF THE TEATRO COMUNALE DI BOLOGNA

With its long-standing tradition, the Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna has been led by Musical Directors like Sergiu Celibidache, Zoltán Peskó, Vladimir Delman, Riccardo Chailly, Daniele Gatti, Michele Mariotti. Some of the conductors who have worked with the ensemble include Gary Bertini, Myung-Whun Chung, James Conlon, Pinchas Steinberg, Valery Gergiev, Eliau Inbal, Vladimir Jurowskij, Daniel Oren, Peter Maag, Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Riccardo Muti, Mstislav Rostropovič, Esa Pekka Salonen, Georg Solti, Christian Thielemann, Charles Dutoit, Georges Prêtre. The Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale is often invited abroad (The Netherlands, Romania, Spain, France, and Switzerland) and has played in many prestigious festivals (Amsterdam 1987, Parma 1990, Wiesbaden 1994, Santander 2004 and 2008, Aix en Provence 2005, Savonlinna 2006, Macao 2013, Muscat 2015, Guanajuato in Mexico 2017, Paris 2018). A special connection  with Japan has brought to several tours, including the tour in June 2019 in Osaka, Tokyo, Yokohama, Fukuoka, with performances of Rigoletto directed by Alessio Pizzech, and of Il Barbiere di Siviglia directed by Federico Grazzini. 

Its numerous recordings include La Favorite conducted by Richard Bonynge; Oberto Conte di San Bonifacio conduted by Zoltán Peskó, Il Barbiere di Siviglia conducted by Giuseppe Patané, La Fille du Régiment conducted by Bruno Campanella, Le Maschereand La Bohème conducted by Gianluigi Gelmetti, La Scala di Seta conducted by Gabriele Ferro, Macbeth, Manon Lescaut, Rigoletto, La Cenerentola, Messa Solenne,and the video production of Vespri siciliani and Giovanna d’Arco and Wertherconducted by Riccardo Chailly, Armide conducted by  Daniele Gatti, Simon Boccanegra conducted by Michele Mariotti.

The Orchestra, conducted by Michele Mariotti, has recorded a CD under the label Decca with sacred arias sung by Juan Diego Flórez, and an album under Sony with Romantic arias sung by Nino Machaidze. Under Deutsche Grammophon the Orchestra recorded Le Comte Ory with Flórez, and La Nuit de Mai – a selection or arias and songs by Leoncavallo – with Placido Domingo. Under the label PENTATONE it recently released a CD containing overtures by Rossini, to celebrate 150 years since the death of the composer.  

In March 2013 the artistic ensembles of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, led by Michele Mariotti, opened the IV International Festival Mstislav Rostropovich in Moscow, where they performed Verdi’s Messa da Requiem. In October 2015, again with Michele Mariotti on the podium, they opened the Lingotto Music Festival at the Auditorium Giovanni Agnelli in Turin, where they performed Stabat Mater by Rossini, and his Overture and Ballet Music from Guillaume Tell. 

After working with the Rossini Opera Festival for nearly thirty years (from 1988 to 2016), the year 2017 brought new collaborations between the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and the Verdi Festival in Parma, where the Orchestra performed, among other productions, the Stiffelio directed by Graham Vick. Staged at the Teatro Farnese, the show was highly appreciated by audience and critics alike and was granted the Special Prize at the 37th edition of the “Franco Abbiati” Critics award. The Orchestra’s engagements with the Verdi Festival for the Fall of 2019 include Luisa Miller at the Chiesa di San Francesco del Prato in Parma, and Aida at the Teatro Verdi in Busseto. 

The Teatro Comunale’s 2018 production of La Bohème staged by Graham Vick received the Abbiati Award as best show.