A Musical May in Florence

Posted By: niccolo on April, 18 2008 in About Italy, Music
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The “71° Maggio Musicale Fiorentino – Donne Contro” (“71st edition of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino – Women against “) will start on 26th April, and it’s Florence music festival which until 1st July will give us as a gift a season rich of art and music.Maggio Musicale Fiorentino 2008

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is one of the most ancient concerts in Europe and its fame and prestige is due to its cultural choices which characterize every edition of this musical event.

This music festival presents a long and interesting calendar with theatre performances and dance shows in collaboration with some of the greatest masters of international opera, and also set designers, painters and sculptors who created the wonderful scenographies of the plays.

The Teatro Comunale (Town Theatre) host this magnificent Florence event which can host up to 2003 spectators, and every year it’s dedicated to an elaboration of a historic and cultural period, most of all of music, as for example the editions dedicated to Esxpressionism or Romanticism.

The name “Music Festival of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino” is due to its origins. In fact the festival, founded in 1933, descends from the ancient spring celebrations which were made in Florence and Tuscany, called “Calendimaggio”.

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino will start on 26th April with a rich program full of music and theatre performances, dance shows and operas which built theatre’s history as the Phoedra and the Carmen, presented again to satisfy the Festival careful audience pleasure.

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is an unparalleled event for everyone who loves music and theatre, and moreover, there are discounts and special terms for kids to encourage them to approach to the opera world.

The festival will end on July
1st with the closing concert, for all information about the program, please visit the official site.

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