The best shows of the Christmas season
Music, opera, dance in Florence
Starting December 13 (repeat performances on December 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22), Teatro del Maggio Musicale brings West Side Story, by Leonard Bernstein, to the stage, directed by Federico Bellone and conducted by Francesco Lanzillotta; on December 23 the Christmas Concert, conductors Lorenzo Fratini e Samuele Zagara. Double appointment at the end of the year with Esa-Pekka Salonen: Le Sacre du printemps by Stravinskij, Daphnis et Chloé by Ravel and Pollux.
At the Teatro Verdi on December 24 Christmas Concert conducted by Daniele Rustioni, Beatrice Rana at the piano and dedicated to Mozart, Schumann, Rachmaninov; December 27 the Russian Stars and Moscow State Classical Ballet by Titova present The Nutcracker. On 1 January: New Year’s Opera Gala, music and opera arias by Donizetti, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi.
From December 27 to January 2, A testa in giù comes to the Pergola, with Emilio Solfrizzi and Marina Massironi, directed by Gioele Dix. And finally Negramaro at the Nelson Mandela Forum on 15 December.