October 2019: Aurelio Canonici conducts Verdi’s “Aida” within the “Cxid Opera Festival” in Kharkiv, inaugurating with this performance the “Week of the Italian language in the world 2019″.
July 2019: Aurelio Canonici conducts Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” together with the famous TV presenter Roberto Giacobbo as a Narrator. The performance took place during the “I Cantieri dell’Immaginario” Festival in L’Aquila.
May 2019: Aurelio Canonici conducts the “Orchestra Nazionale dei Conservatori Italiani” together with the best students from L’Aquila Conservatory in a program entirely dedicated to composer Alfredo Casella, with the execution of the “Scarlattiana” and the “Concerto romano”. The concerts were performed in Rome (Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music) and L’Aquila (Auditorium “Renzo Piano”).
February 2019: Auditorium “Renzo Piano” (L’Aquila). Aurelio Canonici conducts the “Solisti Aquilani” in a concert that received the warmest appreciation. The program included: the world première of the “Elogio dell’incertezza” by Gianvincenzo Cresta (solo guitar Adriano Walter Rullo), together with some of the most popular Argentine Tangos, and masterpieces by Bartók (Romanian Dances) and Britten (Simple Symphony).
December 2018: the “III World Week of Italian Cuisine” organized by the Italian Embassy in Kiev ends with a great Opera Gala. Aurelio Canonici conducts Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists from the Kharkiv Opera Theatre in a great and applauded program inspired by food. Tosca II Act, Don Giovanni Finale, the “Brindisi” from Traviata and Otello, the Parsifal Prelude from Wagner, together with Overtures by Bellini, Mozart, Ciaikovskij and Rossini.
November 2018: in the prestigious setting of the Royal Castle of Warsaw Aurelio Canonici conducts the Warsaw Chamber Opera (Warszawska Opera Kameralna). The Concert celebrated the great Italian orchestral music of the early nineteenth century: Rossini (“Italiana in Algeri” Overture and “Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra”) and in conclusion the splendid Symphony in D major of Cherubini.
Teatro Eliseo, Rome
February 2018: the Teatro Eliseo, among its cultural initiatives, offers a cycle of two lectures dedicated to the music of Wagner and his “Ring of the Nibelung”. Aurelio Canonici held an appreciated speech in which, playing the piano, he analyzed the “Ring” through his many Leitmotifs.
October 2017: in the Philharmonic Hall of Kiev many applause for the brilliant performance of the symphonic poem “The Pines of Rome” by Ottorino Respighi. Aurelio Canonici conducts the National Presidential Orchestra of Ukraine.
August 2017: for the second year at the “Jan Kiepura Opera Festival”, Aurelio Canonici has conducted with great success a big Opera Gala. The cast included the beautiful “Sinfonietta Cracovia” Orchestra, the Polish Radio Choir, and 5 Singers from Korea and Japan. In the program, Arias, Duets, Choirs and Overtures from Mozart, Bizet, Puccini, Wagner, Verdi, Mascagni, Rossini, Bellini, Saint-Saens, Gounod, Offenbach, Delibes, Glinka, Borodin, Lehar.
July 2017: XXXVI Edition of the “Orestiadi Festival of Gibellina”. On the 18th of July there will be the Premiere of “Visions”, Concert for piano, soul and body. Music by Aurelio Canonici, Giovanni Sollima, Marcello Filotei, George Gershwin. Piano Duo Paola Biondi – Debora Brunialti.