The San Carlo Theatre of Naples on stage in Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples. After the success of last season, artists from all over the world return to the square.

The "Regione Lirica" returns to Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples

Art and entertainment are back in Naples. After last year's success, the "Regione Lirica" Festival returns to Piazza del Plebiscito. The performances of the Regio Teatro di San Carlo are back in the main square of the Neapolitan city. From 25 June to 17 July the great lyric will come back to excite with the artistic groups of the lyric of Naples but not only, there will be also orchestra, chorus, corps de ballet and other great names of the international stage as Elina Garanca, Anna Netrebko, YusifEyvazov, Anita Rachvelishvili, Luca Salsi, Dan Ettinger, Marco Armiliato and JurajValcuha. In front of the basilica of San Francesco di Paola there will be unmissable appointments in what is the second edition of the maximum opera performances after the success of last year. These events will be possible thanks to the support of the Campania Region, which is why the festival is called Regione Lirica. Instead of taking place inside the Regio Teatro di San Carlo, the events will be held between the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola and the Royal Palace of Naples, right in the centre of Piazza del Plebiscito to ensure maximum distance, health protection and compliance with the rules in force to deal with the coronavirus emergency. The programme has a symbolic value, it sees Naples in its centre but actually looks at the whole of the Campania region. The San Carlo theatre can be seen as a sign of rebirth and hope in this difficult historical period. 

The calendar of shows in Piazza del Plebiscito

The "Regione Lirica" will start on 25 June with Elina Garanca in the role of Georges Bizet's Carmen. The Latvian mezzo-soprano returns to the San Carlo theatre after the great success of Cavalleria rusticana last December. At her side will be Jean-Francois Borras who will play Don José while Escamillo will be played by Mattia Olivieri. Dan Ettinger will also conduct the orchestra, chorus and children's choir.

For lovers of dance and ballet, 4 July will be a very important date, as the ballet of the Regio Teatro di San Carlo in Naples will be performed in an evening entitled 'From Petipa to Nureyev', curated by the director of the Corps de Ballet, Clotilde Vayer. Will be performed from "The Sleeping Beauty" by Pyotr Ilyich Cajkovsky with choreography by Marius Petipa and "Swan Lake" by Pyotr Ilyich Cajkovsky with choreography by Rudolf Nureyev. The series of performances will conclude on Thursday 15 July with Giuseppe Verdi's Il Trovatore with Luca Salsi as Conte di Luna, Anna Netrebko as Leonora, Eyvazov as Manrico and Anita Rachvelishvili as Azucena.

The Campania Region has confirmed its full support and backing for the culture and entertainment sector, firmly believing that music can be a link between the various territories of the Campania Region.


Regione Lirica's widespread season.

The performances in the Regione Lirica calendar are not only limited to the period from 25 June to 15 July, but also include a series of summer shows that will take place not only in Naples' main square, Piazza del Plebiscito, but throughout the Campania region as events that promote the Campania region. There will be events lasting until 16 September and taking place throughout the region, such as at the Vesuvian villas and in Summonte. On Sunday 11 July at the Reggia Borbonica in Carditello and Saturday 17 July at the Aperia in the Reggia di Caserta, the Ballet of the Teatro di San Carlo will once again perform "Da Petipa a Nurayev". To conclude the series of performances on 19 September 2021, in the day of the patron saint of Naples, San Gennaro, there will be a cantata for Soli, Choir and Organ by Gaetano Manna of the Requiem of Mozart, also brought to the Cathedral of Salerno and conducted by José Luis Basso.

The Campania Region and the Government are obviously considering the possibility of reopening the closed theatres during the summer period of June and July, always in compliance with the anti-covid regulations.

In fact, on 19 September 2021, a performance is planned in the Regio Teatro di San Carlo with the three tenors Francesco Meli, Javier Camarena and Francesco Demuro, who will pay tribute to Enrico Caruso on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his death.


Piazza del Plebiscito, Napoli

Teatro di San Carlo

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