Teatro del Maggio Musicale

Maggio Musicale Festival

This year, the 84th Maggio Musicale Festival - one of the most prestigious in Europe - will be held for three months from April 12 to July 14 and will feature six operas and 10 symphony concerts, with the common thread of "love and mythology".

Many international renowned conductors and great performers will be on the stage of the new home of Maggio Musicale Theatre, located in the Parco delle Cascine. This edition marks the official entry, as Daniele Gatti as Chief Conductor, supported by Zubin Mehta, Honorary Conductor.

As for the programme, opera will start on 12 April with Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice under the direction by D. Gatti, followed by Gounod's Roméo et Juliette (from 27 April), conducted by A. Nànàsi. Verdi's I due Foscari, with the participation of Placido Domingo, will be on stage from May 22, followed by Lulli's Acis et Galatée (from July 4, with F. M. Sardelli and the Ensemble Modo Antiquo).  At the Teatro della Pergola, from May 10: Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart, with a special setting dedicated to the memory of the great director Jonathan Miller. Finally, from 7 June on, R. Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos (star cast with K. Stoyanova and J. Pratt) under the baton of Gatti.

The programme of symphonic concerts is also particularly rich: Gatti will lead music by Monteverdi and Stravinsky (26 April), Berlioz and Fauré (17 June) and Stravinsky again (30 June).  Then on 22 June, Myung-Wun Chung will be in charge, conducting a concert with music by Débussy, Ravel and Tchaikovsky and  on 7 July, a concert focusing on Beethoven (with Andrea Lucchesini at the piano), under the direction of Manfred Honeck. The direction of so many symphonic concerts will be entrusted to Zubitn Mehta: Mahler's premiere (29th April), Mozart's three last symphonies (29th May), and Beethoven's masterpieces (13th and 14th July) at the conclusion of the Festival. Finally, an adaptation for young people of Verdi's Aida will be staged in the outdoor Cavea from 4 June.

As a side event to the Festival, a conference to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the star singer Renata Tebaldi.

All concerts will be performed by Orchestra and Choir of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

Discover all details on the official site.