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

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FlorenceLa Cenerentola (Cinderella)

New Generation Festival
Rossini: La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Sándor Károlyi; Jean-Romain Vesperini; Josh Lovell; Gurgen Baveyan; Federico De Michelis; Giorgia Paci

FlorenceSymphony Night

New Generation Festival
Sibelius, Elgar
Orchestra Senzaspine; Maximilian Fane; Hao Zhou

FlorenceFlorence Follies

New Generation Festival
Waller, Morton, Gershwin, Kern
Veronica Swift; Sam Jewison
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The resurrection of an opera: Alfano's Risurrezione in Florence

Silvia Romani (Fedia) and Anne-Sophie Duprels (Katyusha) © Michele Monasta
Risurrezione is a work whose value is to be found more in the orchestra than in the vocal lines, a peculiar thing for an Italian opera belonging to an epoch that gloried in enticing melodies.
***11
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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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