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June 3, 2024

Festival of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Until June 13, the 86th opera festival in Florence

The 86th edition of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival runs at the Teatro del Maggio in Florence until June 13. But do you know why it is called Maggio Musicale? We told you about it here!

After the success of Turandot conducted by maestro Zubin Mehta and the recent Jeanne Dark by Fabio Vacchi, presented for the very first time to the public in the three performances staged in the Sala Mehta, the opera programme of the 86th edition of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival comes to an end: on the bill - as part of the celebrations for the centenary of the composer Giacomo Puccini - one of his best-loved operatic titles, Tosca, is on the bill.

The opera is scheduled for Friday 24 May at 8 p.m. in the Sala Grande of the theatre; more performances are planned: 3, 6 and 8 June at 8 p.m.

On the podium, conducting the Orchestra and Choir of the Maggio and the Children's Choir of the Accademia del Maggio will be principal conductor Daniele Gatti. The direction of this new production is by Massimo Popolizio, in his debut as director at the Maggio and who, in his vision, transports the setting of Puccini's masterpiece to the Rome of the early 1930s.

Daniele Gatti ©Michele Monasta, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

There are numerous symphonic-choral concerts with the Maggio Orchestra and Chorus: the symphonic-choral concert on 7 June with Daniele Gatti.

Myung Whun Chung ©Michele Monasta, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Also on the programme are fruitful collaborations with G.A.M.O on 5 June, with Alexander Lonquich and the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana on 10 June, and with Tempo Reale on 11 and 12 June.

The symphonic concert by Zubin Mehta closes on 13 June.


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