Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Announces Two New Opera Streams

By Francisco Salazar

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced upcoming streams.

With Italian theaters still closed for audiences, Alexander Pereira has announced that the company will move forward with productions of “Rigoletto” and “Così Fan Tutte” without an audience.

Both operas will be streamed in a manner similar to what the company recently did with “Otello” and the upcoming “Linda Chamonix.”

“Rigoletto” will be directed by Davide Livermore and conducted by Riccardo Frizza. The stream will be held on Feb. 23 and is set to star René Barbera, Enkeleda Kamani, and Leo Nucci.

Meanwhile, “Così Fan Tutte” will be streamed on March 28. Zubin Mehta will conduct the production directed by  Sven-Erich Bechtolf which will star Valentina Naforniţa, Gaëlle Arquez, Matthew Swensen, Mattia Olivieri, Benedetta Torre, and Thomas Hampson.

Pereira also announced two concerts on Jan. 29 conducted by Lahav Shani and another on Feb. 2 conducted by Zubin Mehta.