Shows not to be missed during the Christmas holidays in Florence
From the classics to contemporary. Theatre for all tastes and all ages
The most interesting shows on the bill in the main theatres in Florence over the Christmas period. Not forgetting the traditional Christmas Concerts.
The ORT's customary Christmas concert takes place on Saturday 24 December at the Teatro Verdi (5 pm) conducted by Daniele Rustioni with the refined violin soloist Francesca Dego. A programme between the 19th and 20th centuries: Prokof'ev's "Classica" and Beethoven's "Symphony No. 1". In between Prokof'ev's 'Concerto No. 2' for violin and orchestra.
On Monday 26 December (4.45 pm) the Teatro Verdi also hosts IO? DOPPIO! by Paolo Ruffini; 20 ANNI DI RISATE, the great return of dubbing in Livorno.
For adults, the Puccini Theatre's family festival features Canto di Natale with the Centrale dell'Arte from 26 to 28 December.
For opera, Verdi's last performance at the Teatro del Maggio is on stage from 27 December to 8 January with Don Carlo in a new production directed by Roberto Andò. Among the performers is Francesco Meli in the role of Don Carlo. On 27 December the Milan Ballet also performs Lo schiaccianoci, the typical Christmas ballet at the Teatro Verdi (4.45pm-8.45pm).
From 28 December to 1 January at the Teatro Rifredi is La beffa del grasso legnaiuolo, directed by Andrea Bruno Savelli.
From 27 December to 5 January at the Teatro della Pergola, Geppy and Lorenzo Gleijeses present themselves in Uomo e galantuomo by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Armando Pugliese.
From 29 December to 4 January at the Teatro Verdi we find 7 spose per 7 fratelli, the musical based on the Stanley Donen film of the same name and directed by Luciano Cannito.
Accompanying us into the New Year at the Teatro Puccini are Anna Meacci, Daniela Morozzi, and Chiara and Chiara Riondino, who on 30 and 31 December (10 pm) go on stage with Le ragazze di San Frediano, from the novel by Vasco Pratolini, a modern fable by the great Florentine author.
On 31 December there is the End of the Year Concert at the Teatro del Maggio in which Daniele Gatti conducts Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 dedicated to Verdi.
The Teatro Verdi in Florence also hosts the New Year's Concert on 1 January (5 p.m.) with a programme of arias and dances from Verdi to Puccini, organised by ORT and conducted by Gianluca Marcianò. The music is by Verdi, Ponchielli and Puccini.
In January we start again from 5 to 8 with The Primitials, an idea of Yllana and Primital Brothers, an 'a cappella' musical comedy directed by Joe O'Curneen.
Friday 6 January (4.45 pm) at the Teatro Puccini is Bruno lo zozzo in teatro, a play by Andrea Bruni and Simone Frasca.
At the Teatro Verdi from 6 to 8 January we find Comincium by the duo Ale & Frank.
At the Teatro Puccini for the youngest children Sunday 8 January (4.45 pm) is the turn of La bella e la bestia.
On 13 January, again at the Verdi, there is La bella addormentata by the Classical Russian Ballet.
At the Teatro della Pergola from 10 to 15 January come Glauco Mauri and Roberto Sturno with Inter Bernhard.