By Francisco Salazar
Italy’s Teatro Comunale di Sassari has announced its 2022 season.
The season opens with Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” Sergio Alapont conducts a cast that includes Vincenzo Nizzardo (Don Giovanni), Francesca Pusceddu (Zerlina), Karen Gardeazabal (Donna Anna), Santiago Sanchez (Don Ottavio), Carmen Buendìa (Donna Elvira), Davide Giangregorio (Leporello), Alberto Petricca (Masetto), and Mariano Buccino. Paolo Gavazzeni and Piero Maranghi directs.
Performance Dates: Oct.14 & 16, 2022
Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” will be presented in a production by Antonio Ligas. Carlo Lepore, Sara Rossini, Chiara Tirotta, and Giuseppe Infantino star. The cast is rounded out by Marco Puggioni (Gherardo), Maria Ladu (Nella), Nicola Ebau (Betto), Francesco Musinu (Simone), Matteo Loi (Marco) e Lara Rotili (La Ciesca), and William Hernández (Spinelloccio/Amantio). Jacopo Brusa conduct.
Performance Dates: Oct. 22 & 23, 2022
Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” will star Francesco Leone (Don Pasquale), Marco Puggioni (Ernesto), Matteo Guerzè (Malatesta), and Airi Sunada (Norina). Mariano Bauduin’s production will be revived by Marjolaine Uscotti and Cesare Della Sciucca conducts.
Performance Date: Nov. 11 & 13, 2022
Verdi’s “La Traviata” will be conducted by Stefano Ranzani. Claudia Pavone leads the cast which includes Antonio Poli and Marco Caria.
Performance Dates: Dec. 2 & 4, 2022
The season concludes with Piero Pretti in a concert conducted by Stefano Ranzani.
Performance Date: Dec. 7, 2022