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Edition #81 for the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, one of the oldest music festivals in Europe.

OGIThe programme of the edition 2018 is full of events, most of them to take place at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale or Florence Opera at the Cascine Park, but many others will take place downtown or even in other towns in Tuscany.

The inauguration day, on May 5th, is particularly interesting: it starts in the morning with a lectio magistralis by the Italian journalist Bernardo Valli at the Aula Magna of the University of Florence. At 12 am at the Loggia dei Lanzi (piazza della Signoria) a performance by the Brass Ensemble of the Maggio Musicale.
At 3.30 pm a concert dedicated to the director Franco Zeffirelli at the Museum and Foundation Zeffirelli in piazza San Firenze. The green space in front of the Theatre, the so called piazza Vittorio Gui will host the performance Firenze Ballo 1944 with a coreography of Virgilio Sieni - at 5 and 6 pm.
The inauguration day continues at the Opera house with Cardillac, conducted by Fabio Luisi, an opera by Paul Hindemith of 1926.
At the end of it all at 11,30 pm great fireworks show in front of the theatre.
Except for Cardillac all events of May 5 are for free.

The programme of the 81st Festival of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is full of operas and concerts. Ballet is on stage at the theatres Goldoni and La Pergola in Florence (two old and fascinating theatres in the city).

For information about the full programme and tickets (which can also be purchased online) visit the website.

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino from May 5th to July 12th

 

 

Published: 3/5/2018

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