Maggio Musicale Fiorentino to Film ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ Starring Valentina Naforniţa & Thomas Hampson

The Maggio musicale Fiorentino is set to livestream a new production of Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte.” The new production by Sven-Eric Bechtolf will be filmed without an audience on March 28 and will premiere online in the coming months. Zubin Mehta conducts the opera which is set to star Valentina Naforniţa as Fiordiligi, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya as Dorabella, Matthew Swensen as {…}

Sonya Yoncheva, Francesco Meli & Leo Nucci Lead Maggio Musicale Fiorentino’s Summer Season

(Credit: Dario Acosta) The Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino will open its summer season with two in-concert operas. The festival opens with Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” starring Francesco Meli, Krassimira Stoyanova, Carlos Álvarez, Enkeleda Kamani, and Judit Kutasi. Carlo Rizzi conducts two performances scheduled for July 15 and 18, 2020. The second opera of the season will be a {…}

Saioa Hernández, Sonya Yoncheva, Anna Netrebko, Ailyn Pérez & Plácido Domingo Lead Maggio Musicale Fiorentino’s 2020-21 Season

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced its 2020-21 season featuring concerts, opera productions, and a star-studded summer festival. For this article, we will only focus on the Italian theater’s operatic and vocal concerts. Season  Federico Maria Sardelli conducts a new production of Handel’s “Rinaldo” with Pierluigi Pizzi directing. The cast includes Raffaele Pe in the title role, Leonardo Cortellazzi, Carmela {…}

Opera di Firenze 2017-18 Review – La Favorite: Sublime Cast Led By Fabio Luisi Salvages Dull Production

Donizetti’s opera “La Favorite,” originally written in French for the L’Opera, Paris, was quickly translated into Italian, and soon became the preferred version. However, in the last quarter of the 20th century this trend was reversed and today it is the French version that is more widely performed, and for the first time, Florence’s Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has decided {…}