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September 1, 2023

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Theatre: the season program

All the best operas and concerts to mark your calendar this fall and a preview of 2024

1 opera: La bohème
1 opera for children: The Wonderful Story of the Magic Flute
8 symphony concerts
8 concerts for families

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino's season from September to December 2023 with Zubin Metha and Daniele Gatti , and kicks off on September 13 with the concert Benvenuti al Maggio (Welcome back to Maggio) conducted by Zubin Mehta and entirely dedicated to the music of Mozart.

Zubin Mehta Maggio Musicale


  • On the bill is La bohème, as an introduction to the Puccini year.

    La bohéme, ©-Pietro-Paolini-TerraProject-Contrasto-scaled

  • The children's opera The Wonderful Story of the Magic Flute, based on Mozart's masterpiece


  • Of the eight concerts on the program, the first two are conducted by Zubin Mehta and the other five by Daniele Gatti.

Daniele Gatti (direttore) © Marco Borggreve
  • The eighth concert Gioachino Rossini's La petite messe solemnelle, celebrating 90 years of the Coro del Maggio, features Chorus Master Lorenzo Fratini on the podium on Dec. 22.

Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino © Michele Monasta-Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
  • From Oct. 1 to Dec. 17, 2023 C'è musica e musica, eight concerts for families, the Maggio Theater's new project dedicated to outreach.


  • Scheduled between January 2024 and the start of the Festival are the stage music for Grieg's Peer Gynt, conducted by Nikolas Naegele and directed by Pier Paolo Pacini,

  • and, in March, Donizetti's opera Don Pasquale, with Daniele Gatti's conducting debut for this title in Jonathan Miller's staging.


The Maggio Festival, now in its 86th year, opens on April 13, 2024 with a concert conducted by Daniele Gatti and will continue with 3 operas:

  • Turandot, in Zhang Yimou's celebrated staging and conducted by Zubin Mehta;

  • Jeanne Dark, a contemporary opera commissioned from Fabio Vacchi, with Alessandro Cadario conducting and Valentino Villa directing;

  • finally Tosca, conducted by Daniele Gatti and directed by Massimo Popolizio.

  • Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts the Wiener Philharmonic, a prestigious guest of the Festival.

  • The Maggio also features an Italian premiere dance performance, the Trilogy of Ecstasy with choreography by Roberto Zappalà and with a performance dedicated to Pessoa, a co-production with the Teatro della Toscana/Teatro della Pergola and the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, directed by Bob Wilson.

In the wake of the recent success of The Who in concert with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, starting next summer, it will offer rock and pop concerts both in the cavea and in the two halls of the theater.

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