‘The Garden of the Finzi-Continis’ Heads to Villa La Pietra

By Francisco Salazar

The NYU Florence and New York City Opera will partner to bring “The Garden of the Finzi-Continis” to Florence, Italy for two exclusive performances of selected scenes at the historic Villa La Pietra.

The performances will star Rachel Blaustein, Won Whi Choi, Brian James Myer, Jason Detwiler, and Dmitry Glivinskiy.

The performances will be part of the 17th edition of The Season at Villa La Pietra, a summer celebration of creative collaborations conducted throughout the grounds of the 15th-century villa and its extraordinary and scenographic gardens from May 11 through June 30, 2023.

The festival will also feature world-renowned actors, musicians, scholars, and artists who will be gathered to work collaboratively across disciplines and to present a range of professional performances including classical compositions, concerts, and theatrical productions.

“The Garden of the Finzi-Continis” had its world premiere in a co-production with New York City Opera and National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene playing to eight sold-out audience.