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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Florence, Italy

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FlorenceIl trovatoreNew production

Verdi: Il trovatore
Fabio Luisi; Francesco Micheli; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Massimo Cavalletti; Jennifer Rowley; Olesya Petrova; Piero Pretti

FlorenceRigolettoNew production

Verdi: Rigoletto
Fabio Luisi; Francesco Micheli; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Jessica Nuccio; Iván Ayón Rivas; Giorgio Giuseppini; Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

FlorenceLa traviataNew production

Verdi: La traviata
Fabio Luisi; Francesco Micheli; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Alessio Rosati; Zuzana Marková; Matteo Lippi; Simone Del Savio

FlorenceMahler

Mahler: Symphony no. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Fabio Luisi; Valentina Farcaş; Véronica Simeoni; Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

FlorenceFederico Maria Sardelli

Rebel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Federico Maria Sardelli

FlorenceLe Villi / Ehi Giò

Puccini, Montalti
Marco Angius; Francesco Saponaro; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Leonardo Caimi; Maria Teresa Leva; Elia Fabbian; Susanna Sastro
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Dafne returns to Florence four centuries later

Francesca Boncompagni (Dafne) © Camilla Ricci
The imaginative baroque architecture of the Buontalenti Grotto in Palazzo Pitti Boboli Gardens is an inert background to the action in this reprise of one of the first operas.
***11
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Patriotic fervour in Florence's La battaglia di Legnano

Giuseppe Gipali (Arrigo), Giuseppe Altomare (Rolando) and Vittoria Yeo (Lida) © Camilla Riccò | TerranovaProject Contrasto
Marco Tullio Giordana's new production at the Maggio Musicale may be static, but musically there's much to enjoy in this rare slice of middle-period Verdi.
****1
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Cardillac at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Cardillac © Michele Borzoni | TerraProject/Contrasto
The in-house orchestra played out of its skin under Fabio Luisi.
****1
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La rondine: a flimsy work in pastel colours in Florence

Ekaterina Bakanova (Magda) © Michele Borzoni | Terraproject
Commissioned as an operetta, La rondine became a true opera instead, and was presented in 1917 in Montecarlo at the high point of WW1.
***11
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Dido left stranded by the director in Florence

Roberta Mameli (Didone) © Simone Donati | TerraProject
Metastasio's Didone abbandonata has been set to music at least sixty times. Florence revives a version by Leonardo Vinci composed in 1726.
**111
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A Nutcracker cracking at the seams in Florence

© Yasuko Kageyama | Opera di Roma
Principals Anbeta Toromani and Alessandro Macario shine in an otherwise underwhelming production.
**111
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