15.05.2014 - 04.07.2014
With the opening of the Florentine Musical May (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino), now at the Florence Opera House (l'Opera di Firenze), opera lovers in the Tuscan Capital now have something more to live for. Those flocking to see the live opera, Classical music and dance performances of this prestigious festival, now in its 77th year, are in for an unforgettable experience.
Guests from Italy and around the world can expect an elaborate and haute programme that this year goes enhanced by the new location’s acoustics: Zubin Mehta, first conductor of the festival, describes them as “by turns warm and light, powerful and incisive, as it expands homogeneously throughout the auditorium, thus highlighting the harmonies between orchestra and soloists.”
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is an annual yet unforgettable marker of past and present fused together within the beautiful setting of Florence.
Concerts, coral exhibitions, and ballet performances run until July 4th, as do workshops for young people, conferences and encounters, and even cinematographic events speaking to the themes of opera.
Saturday, May 24th, sees violinist Uto Ughi take the helm, while the Philharmonic Orchestra of St. Petersburg presents Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and Stravinsky. Finally, closing night is to be accompanied by the sounds of Brahms, Mahler and Berg, as directed by Daniele Gatti, whose expertise lie in the work of the German composers.
Tickets can be purchased online, at the Teatro Comunale box office, on site in the hours before performances, or by calling +39 055/2779350.