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Anfols Agreement: the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, for the project “Aperti nonostante tutto”, will be in live streaming, on 10 November 2020 at 8 pm, with “Die Schöpfung (The Creation)” by Franz Joseph Haydn, oratorio for soloists, chorus and orchestra with Maestro Zubin Mehta conducting.

Anfols Agreement: the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, for the project “Aperti nonostante tutto”, will be in live streaming, on 10 November 2020 at 8 pm, with Die Schöpfung (The Creation) by Franz Joseph Haydn, oratorio for soloists, chorus and orchestra with Maestro Zubin Mehta conducting.

The concert will be live streamed on the Maggio website, Facebook page and YouTube channel, on the online channels of the Ansa Agency (www.ansa.it), Anfols (www.anfols.it/webtv) and Agis (www.agisweb.it)

Florence – 5 November 2020 – Following the agreement between the 12 Italian Opera Symphonic Foundations adhering to Anfols which, in response to the suspension of the shows of October 24, have decided to propose a schedule of new productions to be on live streaming for free. The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino joins the “Aperti nonostante tutto” project and offers to the online audience, on its social networks and through the online and social channels of the Ansa Agency, a live performance – on 10 November 2020 at 20 – of Die Schöpfung (The Creation) by Franz Joseph Haydn, oratorio for soloists, chorus and orchestra under with the Maestro Zubin Mehta conducting and the soloists Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Veta Pilipenko, Maximilian Schmitt, Michael Volle and the Chorus and Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

The Creation is the masterpiece of sacred music – based on the texts of Genesis and the Psalms and from the Lost Paradise by John Milton – by Franz Joseph Haydn who composed it between 1795 and 1798, inspired by the great oratories of Handel heard in London. A monumental composition with orchestrations of superlative richness in which Haydn combines the splendor of classicism with the majesty of sacred music – in fact – Handelian, writing one of the most extraordinary pages of the repertoire of sacred music. Large chorus, momentum, powerful and refined music accompany the listener through the various phases of the biblical Creation, from the explosion of the first light to the marvelous air of the creation of man.

The concert, performed on November 10 in the great hall of the Teatro del Maggio in the absence of spectators, will reach the widest possible audience thanks to the web and, despite being a solution linked to the contingency in place and which can never replace live activities, with the audience not only in Florence a fundamental and in any case essential contact.

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino would like to thanks the Kielholz Foundation.
The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino would like to thanks BMW – Concessionaria Brandini.
The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino would like to thanks Vieri and Lucia Torrigiani for the floral decoration of the stage.

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
Die Schöpfung (The Creation) Hob. XXI: 2
Oratorio in three parts for solos, choir and orchestra

Text by Lidley from Paradise Lost by John Milton and from the Bible (Genesis and Psalms).
German version by Gottfried van Swieten
Conductor Zubin Mehta
Gabriel/Eva (soprano): Hanna-Elisabeth Müller – Uriel (tenor): Maximilian Schmitt – Raphael/Adam – (bass): Michael Volle – Mezzosoprano: Veta Pilipenko
Chorus and Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino – Chorus Master Lorenzo Fratini