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

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FlorenceFernand Cortez

Spontini: Fernand Cortez
Fabio Luisi; Cecilia Ligorio; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Massimo Checchetto; Simone Valsecchi; Darío Schmunck; Alexia Voulgaridou

FlorenceCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Sesto Quatrini; Leo Muscato; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Andrea Belli; Margherita Baldoni; Karina Demurova; Marina Comparato

FlorenceIl trittico

Puccini
Valerio Galli; Denis Krief; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Franco Vassallo; María José Siri; Angelo Villari; Anna Maria Chiuri

FlorenceRigoletto

Verdi: Rigoletto
Renato Palumbo; Francesco Micheli; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Federica Parolini; Alessio Rosati; Luca Micheletti; Ruth Iniesta

FlorenceLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Francesco Ivan Ciampa; Bruno Ravella; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; William Orlandi; Vincenzo Costanzo; Valeria Sepe

FlorenceRisurrezione

Alfano: Risurrezione
Francesco Lanzillotta; Rosetta Cucchi; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Tiziano Santi; Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
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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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