Daniele Gatti has been named Music Director of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
Alexander Pereira announced the news during a press conference which also announced the 2021-22 season. Gatti will succeed Zubin Mehta who will continue with the Maggio Musicale as Music Director Emeritus.
Pereira noted that both Mehta and Gatti will conduct the same number of productions and that a theater can have two important figures representing it at the same time.
Gatti will begin his new role during the 2021-22 season and will conduct a number of concerts during the season while Mehta will conduct productions of “Cosi fan tutte,” “Fidelio,” “Die Fledermaus,” and “La Traviata.”
Gatti was previously the Music Director of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma where Michele Mariotti will take over his post.