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Boboli Gardens

Teresa Favi

August 25, 2020

ReGeneration Festival 2020. The program

From 26th to 29th From 26th to 29th August at the Boboli Gardens 4 evenings of Opera, classical music, jazz for 500 spectators with free admission

The ReGeneration Festival is the Florentine festival at the end of August, a springboard for young music talents. This year's edition, from 26 to 29 August, takes place for the first time at the Boboli Gardens and is divided into 4 evenings of Opera, classical music, jazz for 500 spectators with free admission.

It starts on Wednesday 26th August, at 6.30 pm: appointment at the balcony of Palazzo Vecchio with the performance of the British violinist Charlie Siem.


The Festival then continues at 7.30 pm at the Boboli Gardens for the premiere of Rossini's Cinderella. The staging, mounted in Prato delle Colonne on a stage the size of that of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, is by French director Jean-Romain Vesperini.
The cast of singing promises, wearing stage clothes made by Tirelli's tailor, is led by the baton of Sándor Károlyi, an up-and-coming talent trained in Geneva, Florence and Vienna.

The protagonist of the evening of Thursday 27 August is the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, the flagship of the Fiesole School of Music. The programme conducted by Maestro Daniele Rustioni includes an overture from Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Haydn's Concerto n. 1 for cello and Beethoven's Symphony n. 7. At the end of the performance the jazz pianist Dan Tepfer (also known to often accompany Lee Konitz)

Friday, August 28th, the Three Divas: some of the best American jazz musicians will perform the roaring Twenties of Broadway and Hollywood. A show produced with Piers Playfair, founder of the Catskill Jazz Factory, whose main protagonists are an opera singer, a blues lady and a jazz voice. At the end the Drag queens group of Devotion.

Other music from 28 to 29 August at the Manifattura Tabacchi with the presence, on the last evening, of DJ John Swing (Francesco Giannini), with the collaboration of HAPE Collective.

Throughout the duration of the Festival there will be numerous side events at the Boboli Gardens from the afternoon, before the show. The public, entering from Piazza Pitti, from 7.00 p.m. will be able to find their way to the Prato delle Colonne scattered with music and art every evening different.

The area outside the Limonaia Grande, on the other hand, directed by Edoardo Zucchetti, makes way for new performances by the groups Abreu Chamber Choir and Zeffirelli's Pagliacci Cabaret, the Artillery Association, and the actor Lorenzo Terenzi. While at the Meridiana the fabrics of the Lisio Silk Art Foundation are on display.

For the children during the day at the Giardino di Palazzo Corsini al Prato a re-adaptation of Rossini's La Cenerentola directed by Patrick Lynch and the screening of the short film Babal by Teodora Pampaloni accompanied by music by Menura Vocal Ensemble, a group of only female voices from Sesto Fiorentino.


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