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Edition #82 for the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, one of the oldest music festivals in Europe.


From its origins (1933) this music festival, which traditionally opens around the beginning of May, attracts every year thousands of spectators from Italy and abroad for the very high quality of the program. This edition offers a particularly rich calendar of events: operas, concerts, dance, recitals, meetings, especially in the new “Opera House” at the Parco delle Cascine, but also in many others places in the city.

Inauguration in grand style, that of May 2, dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, in the five hundredth anniversary of his birth: the Choir of the white voices of the MMF at the Franco Zeffirelli Foundation on texts by Leonardo da Vinci; great concert by the Brass Ensemble, at 12:00 in Piazza Signoria and then in Piazzale Vittorio Gui, right in front of the Teatro del Maggio, where later Fabio Luisi will direct the opera Lear, taken from the Shakespearean masterpiece, by Reimann.

The opera season will include several works, among which the Straniera by Bellini, and the Intermedi della Pellegrina, a late sixteenth-century comedy in the Grotta del Buontalenti in Boboli garden. Concerning Symphonic music, there will be 12 concerts conducted by famous Directors: James Conlon, Riccardo Muti, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta (on June 2nd with Daniel Barenmboim on piano). Don't miss the piano recital by Grigory Sokolov, another giant of international pianism. The great Dance returns, with the Martha Graham Dance Company, in collaboration with the company of Virgilio Sieni and Fabbrica Europa. And then, the Fortepiano Festival in synergy with the Accademia Bartolomeo Cristofori, and the Maggio Contemporaneo, with the Tempo Reale musical association.

Other side events: Sergio Rubini, at the Teatro Goldoni, will be the narrator of the Kreutzer Sonata (music by Beethoven and Janàček on the famous text by Tolstoy), while the choir of the Maggio children's voices, as usual, will perform on June 24 in the Cathedral at the Mass of San Giovanni Battista, as part of the celebrations for the Patron Saint of Florence.

For complete information on the program, purchase tickets (at various points in the city, including the Info Point in Piazza Stazione 4 and also online) visit the site.

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, from May 2nd to June 26th




Published: 29/4/2019

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