Maggio Musicale Fiorentino to Perform Final ‘La Traviata’ with Piano Amid Orchestra Strike

By Francisco Salazar

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced that it will not cancel the final performance of Verdi’s “La Traviata” due to the orchestra’s strike.

The company noted that rather than cancel the performance, Zubin Mehta will conduct the performance with a piano accompanying.

The news comes as the union Fials Cisal noted there was a “distrust in the work of the current management” of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

The union also noted that the company has “very serious organizational issues” and there are “management shortcomings” that have been reported several times since 2016. The union also cited long work hours for the orchestra and noted that it has already sent two letters this year to the company but no actions have been taken.

The orchestra strike is currently putting in danger a performance on Oct. 7 and the upcoming Dubai tour that the company has scheduled.

The final performance of “La Traviata” is scheduled to star Nadine Sierra, Francesco Meli, and Placido Domingo.