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

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May 2018
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FlorenceLa battaglia di LegnanoNew production

Giuseppe Gipali (Arrigo), Giuseppe Altomare (Rolando) and Vittoria Yeo (Lida) © Camilla Riccò | TerranovaProject Contrasto
Verdi: La battaglia di Legnano
Renato Palumbo; Marco Tullio Giordana; Opera di Firenze; Boris Stetka; Francesca Livia Sartori; Giuseppe Gipali; Giuseppe Altomare

FlorenceIl prigioniero / Quattro pezzi sacriNew production

Dallapiccola, Verdi
Zubin Mehta; Virgilio Sieni; Opera di Firenze; Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

FlorenceLa DafneNew production

da Gagliano: La Dafne
Federico Maria Sardelli; Opera di Firenze


Verdi: Macbeth
Riccardo Muti; Opera di Firenze; Luca Salsi; Vittoria Yeo; Riccardo Zanellato; Francesco Meli
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Musical statues: Ronconi's static Semiramide

Jessica Pratt (Semiramide) and Silvia Tro Santafé (Arsace) © Simone Donati | TerraProject
In a staging new to Florence, the action is often merely a set of friezes, singers immobilised on a pair of moving plinths. 
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