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Selene Zanetti and Piero Pretti conduct “Sicilian Vespers” at the Teatro Palermo

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The Teatro Massimo di Palermos will open its 2022 season with “Sicilian Vespers” by Giuseppe Verdi.

The new production will be directed by Omer Meir Wellber and will be directed by Emma Dante. The production will mark the first time that Palermo will present the work of Verdi in its French version in five acts; this version of “Sicilian Vespers” will be co-produced with the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and the Teatro Real in Madrid.

The sets are by Carmine Maringola, the costumes are by Vanessa Sannino, the choreographic movements are by Sandro Maria Campagna, while the choreographies are by Manuela Lo Sicco and the lights are by Cristian Zucaro.

Selene Zanetti leads the case as Duchess Hélène with Piero Pretti as Henri, Mattia Olivieri as Guy de Montfort and Luca Tittoto as Jean Procida. For the January 22 and 25 broadcasts, Maritina Tampakopoulos, Leonardo Caimi, Gezim Mishketa and Fabrizio Beggi will play the lead roles. Other roles are expected to be performed by Irida Dragoti, Matteo Mezzaro, Francesco Pittari, Alessio Verna, Andrea Pellegrini and Gabriele Sagona.

“Sicilian Vespers” will be played five times from January 20 to 26, 2022.