Juan Diego Flórez, Ailyn Pérez & Juan Francisco Gatell Headline LXXXIV Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

By Francisco Salazar

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced the LXXXIV Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino which will run from April 12 to July 14, 2022.

Here is a look at all the operatic and vocal performances.

Gluck’s “Orphée et Euridice” is set to star Juan Francisco Gatell, Sara Blanch, and Anna Prohaska. Daniele Gatti conducts Pierre Audi’s production which will present the French version.

Performance Dates: April 12-23, 2022

Daniele Gatti conducts the Coro and Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with Lorenzo Fratini directing Monteverdi’s “Lamento d’Arianna.” The program also includes Stravinsky’s Persephone.” Juan Francisco Gatell will also perform.

Performance Date: April 26, 2022

Henrik Nánási conducts Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliette” with Frederic Wake-Walker directing. Juan Diego Flórez and Valentina Naforniță star in the title roles with Evgeny Stavinsky, Alessio Arduini, Ruzil Gatin, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya, Francesco Milanese, Marina De Liso, and André Courville rounding out the cast.

Performance Dates: April 27-May 8, 2022

Vladimir Spivakov conducts the Orchestra Filarmonica Nazionale di Russia with soprano Ekaterina Lekhina and cellist Dali Gutserieva performing as soloists. The program includes music by Rimskij-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Boyarsky, and Tchaikovsky.

Performance Date: April 28, 2022

Zubin Mehta conducts Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” in a revival of Jonathan Miller’s production. The cast includes Alessandro Luongo, Kirsten MacKinnon, Luca Micheletti, Benedetta Torre, Serena Malfi, Fabio Capitanucci, and Paolo Antognetti.

Performance Dates: May 10-20, 2022

Plácido Domingo, Jonathan Tetelman, Ailyn Pérez, and Riccardo Fassi star in Verdi’s “I Due Foscari” with Carlo Rizzi conducting a production by Grischa Asagaroff. 

Performance Dates: May 22-June 3, 2022

Audiences will see “Ayda, Amore Fatale” from Verdi’s “Aida” with Giuseppe La Malfa conducting and Manu Lalli directing.

Performance Dates: June 4-9, 2022

Daniele Gatti conducts Matthias Hartmann’s production of Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos” with Krassimira Stoyanova, AJ Glueckert, Jessica Pratt, Liviu Holender, Michelle Losier, and Markus Werba starring.

Performance Dates: June 7-18, 2022

AJ Glueckert, Judit Kutasi, Alex Esposito, Luca Bernard, and Massimo Popolizio star in Stravinsky’s “Oedipus Rex” with Daniele Gatti conducting.

Performance Date: June 30, 2022

Lully’s Acis et Galatée will be conducted by Federico Maria Sardelli and directed by Benjamin Lazar.

Performance Dates: July 4-11, 2022

Zubin Mehta conducts the Coro and Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Beethoven’s No. 9 with soloists Mandy Fredrich, Marie-Claude Chappuis, AJ Glueckert, and Florian Boesch.

Performance Date: July 13, 2022