Sonya Yoncheva, Lisette Oropesa & Diana Damrau Highlight Maggio Musicale’s At Home Concert

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Jason Homa/Javier del Real/Jiyang Chen)

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced an at home concert featuring some of the world’s greatest opera stars.

The concert on May 1, which was organized by the company’s sovrintendente Alexander Pereira, will showcase Cecilia Bartoli, Vittorio Grigolo, Roberto Alagna, Diana Damrau, Ludovic Tézier, Francesco Meli, Lisette Oropesa, Luca Salsi, Thomas Hampson, Krassimira Stoyanova, Michele Pertusi, Eva Mei, Leo Nucci, Sonya Yoncheva, Fabio Sartori, and Saioa Hernández, among others who have yet to be announced.

Pereira will host the evening from the stage of the Maggio Musicale and each artist will perform live from their living rooms.

In a statement Pereira noted, “We wanted to bring some life to the theater and therefore we asked these artists to offer the audience a streaming concert. All the singers will be live and I will be hosting. There will be improvisation and jokes but with a positive spirit.”

The concert will be the first of many with others planned dedicated to Verdi, Puccini, and Mozart. Many of the same artists will perform in the next concerts as well others.

The Maggio Musicale Concert will be showcased at 9 p.m. Italian time and will available on the company’s website and on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.