Autumn Trilogy 2019: Norma, Aida, Carmen
From 1 to 10 November at the Alighieri Theatre: “From belcanto to the dawning of Verismo”

Three extraordinary women, three different styles, three unmistakable moments of a century: after
Bellini’s Norma (1831), the greatest example of the belcanto style, the heart of XIX-century melodrama came to an end with the formal equilibrium of Aida (1871). Then, a mere four years later, the ‘new world’ that Verdi had been feeling in the air began to take shape in Bizet’s masterpiece, Carmen, whose irresistible drive anticipated the Verismo opera.

In an unexpected game of cross-references, expressed in the by now tried and tested format of the Autumn Trilogy, the three operas will be created on the same stage on consecutive nights. The theatrical machine assembles a scene and then pulls it apart, transforms it, renews it, playing with the inventiveness and creativity of an effective mix of young talents, experienced craftsmen and cutting-edge technology. The result is these three original productions: if the drama of Norma comes alive amid bulky and eloquent metaphysical symbols, surrounded by shadows and ghosts, the story of Aida is bathed in an evocative, magniloquent, ever-changing series of virtual images, while the tragedy of Carmen develops in a restless gloom slashed by blades of fleshy, bloody, deadly red light.

Until 18 May exclusive pre-sale for agencies and tour operators
From 15 July carnet pre-sale for the 2019 Festival season ticket and carnet holders, 2018 Trilogy carnet holders
From 19 September new carnet and single ticket pre-sale

The carnets can be purchased from the Ticket Office of the Alighieri Theatre (via Mariani, 2 Ravenna) or by phone +39 (0)544 249244


Autumn Trilogy

Friday 1 November (8.30 pm)
Tuesday 5 November (8.30 pm)
Friday 8 November (8.30 pm)

Saturday 2 November (8.30 pm)
Wednesday 6 November (8.30 pm)
Saturday 9 November (8.30 pm)

Sunday 3 November (3.30 pm)
Thursday 7 November (8.30 pm)
Sunday 10 November (4.30 pm


Stalls / Central box, front seat € 77, € 70*
Central box, back seat / Side box, front seat € 57, € 52*
Side box, back seat / Circle / Box 4th tier € 33, € 30*
Gallery € 20

CARNETS (3 performances)
Stalls / Central box, front seat € 192, € 165*
Central box, back seat / Side box, front seat € 150, € 129*
Side box, back seat / Circle / Box 4th tier € 78, € 66*
Gallery € 51

*concession: opera association, Cral, teachers, under 26, over 65, agreements