Maggio Musicale Fiorentino: Florence music II
In the previous post you discovered the long history and stories of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
It is now time to learn more about the Florence music kermesse with roots in the Florentine Middle Ages and a vibrant life in the current cultural landscape of Florence.
What’s on the plate for the 2018 (the 81st!!!) edition of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino?
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino: wheres and whens
The Maggio’s shows bring music, ballet, performing arts all around the wide Florence province: form the very city centre to the suburbs, to the Appennini mountains slopes (the Mugello area).
Nevertheless the Maggio has a new, beautiful heart: il Teatro del Maggio.
Teatro del Maggio
The Florence Teatro Comunale, built in 1861-1862, has been the first seat of the Maggio, since 1933. In 2011 the new Maggio theatre was inaugurated with the Ludwig van Beethoven’s Nine Symphony.
The architect Paolo Desideri’s work has three different halls that can be used at the same time independently for a total of more 4000 attendees.
The project is inspired by the Florence Renaissance heritage: the green veined white marble (as for the Baptistery), the red bricks (Brunelleschi’s Dome), the gold of the early Renaissance paintings.
Il Teatro del Maggio is the main venue, but, as we were saying earlier, events are in squares, other theatres and even other cities or towns of the Florence area: you can find the program here.
Let’s highlight some of the shows.
Re-Mark by the Chinese choreographer Sang Jijia, very welcome back in Florence. Venue: Stazione Leopolda.
Chamber music by the cameristi del Maggio and Mario Ruffini. Johann Sebastian Bach, Luigi Dallapiccola, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
If you love Opera, Verdi’s ‘La Battaglia di Legnano’ is definitely for you!
The Marradi shows are an opportunity to visit the Mugello and one of its tiny jewels.
Are you ready for the shows?!