Summer Theatre season Veronese 09

From 25 June 2009 to 29 August 2009

Teatro, dance, jazz and cinema for the perfect city holidayThe 61st edition of the Veronese Summer theatre season, divided into three sections: the Shakespeare festival (including three national premieres dance (also with three exclusive performances) and Verona Jazz (with five concerts takes place within the Teatro Romano and the Corte Mercato Vecchio with a total of 40 evenings of performances: from this rich programme may be singled out Luca De Filippos Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew in Venetian dialect, Moni Ovadia in the Merchant of Venice , Momix, Picasso and dance and the magesterial meeting of Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang.

Il Festival Shakespeariano was founded in 1948 by the Comune di Verona in order to highlight the link between the city used by the Bard for three of his plays (Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew and the Two Gentlemen of Verona). Over the years it has continually grown in both size and international importance. This years programme is as follows:Twelfth Night with Luca De Filippo directed by Armando Pugliese , national premiereat Teatro Romano 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 July at 21.15;The Taming of the Shrew with Natalino Balasso and Stefania Felicioli, directed by Paolo Valerio and Piermario Vescovo (nationaL premiere) at Teatro Romano 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 July at 21.15;Shylock: The Merchant of Venice on Trial with Moni Ovadia and la Stage Orchestra, a production by Roberto And and Moni Ovada (national premiere at Teatro Romano 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 July at 21.15. The dance section offers four unmissable shows over 22 evenings: Momix, with their latest spectacular, Bothanica,a hymn to life and the beauty of plants and flowers in a full Pendleton style (Teatro Romano, 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31 July, 1 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 August at 21.15); the Vernoa Arena Ballet with the celebrated Carmina Burana by Carl Orff with new choreography by Youri Vamos (Teatro Romano, 12 - 15 - 17 August, 21.00); the Ballet Argentino in collaboration with la Fundacin Julio Bocca in Tango de burdel, saln y calle (Teatro Romano, 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 August at 21.00) and finally the Europa Danse company with Picasso and the dance, a homage to the grand Spanish painter and the Ballets Russes (Teatro Romano, 27 - 28 - 29 August, 21.00).

The Verona Jazz events can be described as a voyage into the multicultural identity of current-day jazz, and is aimed at the interaction of diverse musical cultures.

Unquestinoably the most-awaited fixture is the meeting of the genius of piano jazz Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang, for ten years the rising star of classical piano. A confrontation of contrasting genres, in which the orchestra of the Verona Arena are also participating.(Arena, 13 July at 21.00). At Teatro Romano other protagonists such as Stefano Bollani, the genius of European piano jazz Martial Solal and the percussionists Ayekoo Drummers of Ghana (25 June, 21:00 Paolo Fresu, Uri Caine, the guru della of Brazilian music Hermeto Pascoal and the singer-ballerina-polyinstrumentalist Aline Morena (26 June, 21:00). Furthermore two evenings will be dedicated to young exponents of the jazz scenes of both New York and Verona: Rudresh Mahanthappas Indo-Pak Coalition El Gallo Rojo presents Mikey Finn + Cuong Vu Mauro Ottolini Wildbread Quartet (27 June, 21.00Milk & Jade by Dana Leong - Jason Lindner Big Band (28 June, 21.00).

Information:spettacolo@comune.verona.itTel. 0458077500 (URP) or 0458077201 (9.00-13.00 and 16.00-19.00)Ticket offices:From 4 May tickets available from all branches of the Banca Popolare di Verona, from Box Office, via Pallone 12/a, Verona (tel.0458011154) and Uniticket (freepohne number with direct payment via Unicredit Bank account holders 800323285 on line at www.geticket.it and via Call Center (tel. 899 111178).

From 3 June at Palazzo Barbieri, corner of via Leoncino n. 61, tel. 0458066485 and 0458066488, 10.30-13.00 and 16.00-19.00, Monday to Saturday.

For the ballet Carmina Burana tickets available at the Fondazione Arena tel. 045/8005151 .

Tickets will also be on sale at venues on evening of performances.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff