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January 14, 2019

This week in Florence (14-20 January)

Sette giorni all’insegna del teatro e della musica

Continue the unstoppable show signed by Panariello, Conti and Pieraccioni, today and tomorrow, at the Teatro Verdi, where it will then be the turn of Priscilla. The Queen of the Desert (18, 19 and 20 January), the most successful Australian musical of all time, based on the eponymous cult film directed by Stephan Elliott, the overwhelming "on the road" adventure of Tick, Bernadette and Adam, three eccentric artists, who thanks to an engagement, decide to leave the boredom and the problems of their life in Sydney and bring their show of Drag Queen inland.

From tomorrow until 20 January at Teatro della Pergola proposes instead Miss Marple: plays of prestige, with Maria Amelia Monti in the role of the most famous detective of Agatha Christie, for the first time on a stage in Italy.

Fabio Luisi returns to the podium of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale with Der Fliegende Hollander, tomorrow and Thursday; while on Saturday and Sunday the director is the Slovakian Juraj Valcuha, with the Stabat Mater by Antonín Dvořák.

Also on Thursday, for the first time in Tuscany the ensemble La fonte musica with a program exclusively for Note al Museo, in the majestic Sala del Paradiso of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo: music of the early fifteenth century, to give life to a sort of soundtrack for the putti rides that they sing, dance and play in the two sculptural masterpieces kept at the Museum.

Saturday 19, in Circolo Vie Nuove, one of the highlights of the 25th edition of Pinocchio Jazz: Fabrizio Bosso and Rosario Giuliani return to the Florentine stage to present their new quartet, completed by many excellent protagonists of improvised music made in Italy as Alberto Gurrisi and Marco Valeri.

Fashion continues its kermesse at the Fortezza with Pitti Bimbo, from 17 to 19.

Last week to visit two of the most important exhibitions of this period: The Cleaner by Marina Abramovic at Palazzo Strozzi and Leicester Code by Leonardo da Vinci. The Water Microscope of Nature at the Uffizi; while the Banksy exhibition at Palazzo Medici Riccardo remains open and the Animalia Fashion exhibition at the Museum of Fashion and Costume (Palazzo Pitti) has just been inaugurated.


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