Hey Karen, I Found your video. It’s lovely.
Tickets are on sale for Il Volo’s Taormina concert, but they must be going fast! “Platea Gold Numerata” and “Tribunetta Numerata” area seats are no longer available. To purchase tickets click: http://www.ticketone.it/tnl.dll?affiliate=tka&evid=3865328&xtor=EPR-1022-%5btka13%5d-%5bH_IlVolo_1514%5d
Taormina The Greek-Roman Theatre “Is it Greek or Roman? This is a question that has always been open to debate among experts and critics. All their disputes would end if they remembered Taormina’s origins as a Greek “Polis” and the fact that each and every ancient Greek town had its own Theatre where they performed tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides and comedies by Aristophanes, just to name the most famous authors. The Theatre in Taormina is the second-largest in Sicily after the one in Siracusa. All the Romans did later, in accordance with their well-known ostentatious nature, was enlarge the theatre as it was very small. And it apparently took decades to build. It is fifty metres wide, one hundred and twenty metres long and twenty metres high, which means that about 100,000 cubic metres of stone had to be removed. Further evidence that the Theatre is of Greek origin is in the well-cut bricks of Taormina stone (similar to marble) below the scene of the Theatre; these are a typical example of the ancient Greek building technique. The theatre is divided into three main sections: the scene, the orchestra and the cavea. The scene is opposite the cavea and is obviously where the actors used to perform.” To read more click http://www.taormina.it/
Greek Theatre by MN
All Photos in and around Taormina by MFA (Michele) and MN (mlla)
Most of you saw the tweets or received an email announcing Il Volo’s concert at the Greek Theatre in Taormina. So I thought we’d give you a preview of things to come in our next Italia. You guessed it – we’re going to Taormina! The pictures above and below are just a few that I took in Taormina, one of my most favorite places in Sicily! The announcements are below, just in case you did not see them! Michele (MFA)
The pictures above and below, from MN, are of the ancient Greek Theater in Taormina
MN says, “I believe, Nowadays, for security reasons, the theater can hold up to 3000 people whilst in ancient times was up to 5000.”
Piero Barone Il Volo @piero_barone Le vendite sono ufficialmente aperte. Sales are officially open
http://www.ticketone.it/il-volo-biglietti.html?affiliate=ITT&doc=artistPages%2Ftickets&fun=artist&action=tickets&kuid=460440 … pic.twitter.com/AEDdveSyiK
Gianluca Il Volo @GianGinoble
20 Luglio al #TeatroAnticodiTaormina il nostro primo show in Italia. Le vendite sono ufficialmente aperte! Sales are officially open
The email announcement: Il Volo – Il trio vocale arriva in concerto a Taormina! Acquista subito i tuoi biglietti!
Per Google: Il Volo – The vocal trio arrives in concert in Taormina! Buy your tickets!
Il Volo Recital TAORMINA – Biglietti – Il Volo Recital Taormina – Tickets
Sun, 20/07/14, 21:30 Teatro Antico in Taormina
via Greek Theatre, Taormina 48039
dom, 20/07/14, 21.30 Teatro Antico di Taormina
via Teatro Greco, 48039 TAORMINA
Taormina 2014 Events Calendar