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Program

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8 pm

Zubin Mehta, conductor
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Nicolaj Rimskij-Korsakov
Shéhérazade, Op. 35
Yehezkel Yerushalmi, violin

From the “Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Comunale, December 11, 2010

Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3.30 pm

Giacomo Puccini – Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San) Raina Kabaivanska
Suzuki Flora Rafanelli
Kate Pinkerton Giuliana Matteini
F. B. Pinkerton Giorgio Merighi
Sharpless Giorgio Zancanaro
Goro Franco Ricciardi
Il Principe Yamadori Giorgio Giorgetti
Lo zio Bonzo Graziano Del Vivo
Il Commissario Imperiale Augusto Frati
L’ufficiale del registro Ottavio Taddei

Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Roberto Gabbiani, chorus master

From the “Historical Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Comunale, January 27, 1979

Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 8 pm

Zubin Mehta, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Nicolaj Rimskij-Korsakov
Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34
Modest Musorgskij
Chovanščina, Prelude
Aleksandr Borodin
Prince Igor, Polovtsian dances

Marco Balderi, chorus master

From the “Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Comunale, October 1, 1994

Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8 pm

Leonardo Vinci – Didone abbandonata

Courtesy of Dynamic SRL Italy
Drama for music in three acts

Libretto by Pietro Metastasio
Music by Leonardo Vinci

Didone Roberta Mameli
Enea Carlo Allemano
Iarba Raffaele Pe
Selene Gabriella Costa
Araspe Marta Pluda
Osmida Giada Frasconi
Shadows Compagnia Altretracce: Fabio Bellitti, Mario Sebastiano Di Bella, Massimo Arbarello

Carlo Ipata, conductor
Deda Cristina Colonna, director
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Gabriele Vanzini, sets
Monica Iacuzzo, costumes
Vincenzo Raponi, lights
Alessandra Artifoni, harpsichord
Giovanni Bellini, tiorba

First modern-day performance
A co-production with the Teatro Verdi of Pisa
2016/2017 Opera Season

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 8 pm

Gioachino Rossini – L’Italiana in Algeri

Courtesy of RaiPlay
Lyric opera in two acts by Angelo Anelli
Music by Gioachino Rossini

Isabella Marianna Pizzolato
Mustafà Pietro Spagnoli
Lindoro Boyd Owen
Taddeo Omar Montanari
Elvira Damiana Mizzi
Zulma Lamia Beuque
Haly Sergio Vitale
Tiger Alfonso Cayetano

Bruno Campanella, conductor
Joan Font, director
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

Joan Guillén, sets and costumes
Xevi Dorca, choreography and assistant director
Albert Faura, lights
Angelo Michele Errico, harpsichord

Staging of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, in coproduction with Teatro Real of Madrid, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Houston Grand Opera
2015/2016 Opera Season

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 8 pm

Giuseppe Verdi – Messa da Requiem for soloists, chorus and orchestra

Festival Enescu online

Fabio Luisi, conductor
Hibla Gerzmava, soprano
Veronica Simeoni, mezzo-soprano
Piero Pretti, tenor
Riccardo Zanellato, bass

Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 3.30 pm

Jacques Offenbach – Un mari à la porte

Courtesy of Dynamic SRL Italy
Operetta in one act
Libretto by
Alfred Delacour e Léon Morand
Music by Jacques Offenbach
Orchestration by Luca G. Logi

Florestan Ducroquet Matteo Mezzaro
Suzanne Marina Ogii
Rosita Francesca Benitez
Henri Martel Patrizio La Placa

Valerio Galli, conductor
Luigi Di Gangi and Ugo Giacomazzi
, directors
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Federica Parolini, sets
Agnese Rabatti, costumes
Luigi Biondi, lights

New staging
2018/2019 Opera Season

8 pm

Giacomo Puccini – La rondine

Courtesy of RaiPlay
Lyric opera in three acts
Libretto by Giuseppe Adami
Music by Giacomo Puccini

Magda Ekaterina Bakanova
Ruggero Matteo Desole
Lisette Hasmik Torosyan
Rambaldo Stefano Antonucci
Prunier Matteo Mezzaro
Périchaud Dario Shikhmiri
Gobin Rim Park
Crébillon Adriano Gramigni
Yvette Francesca Longari
Bianca Marta Pluda
Suzy Giada Frasconi
Un maggiordomo Giovanni Mazzei
Rabonnier Antonio Corbisiero
Georgette Elena Bazzo
Gabriella Tiziana Bellavista
Lolette Thalida Marina Fogarasi
Three sopranos/Three girls Elena Bazzo, Tiziana Bellavista, Thalida Marina Fogarasi
Four tenors Dean David Jenssens, Carlo Messeri, Hiroki Watanabe, Alfio Vacanti
Young boy Alfio Vacanti
Sopranino voice Delia Palmieri
Extra roles Elena Barsotti, Gaia Mazzeranghi

Valerio Galli, conductor
Denis Krief
, director, lights, sets and costumes
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

Pia di Bitonto, assistant director
Angela Vasta, assistant sets and costumes

New staging
2017/2018 Opera Season

Friday, March 20, 2020 at 6.30 pm

Leoš Janáček – The cunning little Vixen

Courtesy of Rai5
Opera in three acts from a tail by Rudolf Tesnóhlídek

Forester Quinn Kelsey
Forester’s wife, the Owl Judith Christin
Schoolmaster, the Mosquito Dennis Petersen
Priest, the Badger Kevin Langan
Harašta Gustáv Belácek
Pásek Federico Lepre
Páskova, his wife Marcella Polidori
Bystrouška, the Vixen Isabel Bayrakdarian
Golden-Back the Fox Lauren Curnow
Bystrouška’s child Eleonora Bravi
Frantík Elena Mascii
Pepík Riccardo Zurlo
Lapák, the Dog Marie Lenormand
The Cock, the Jay Mayumi Kuroki
The Hen Sabrina Testa
The Cricket Gregorio Spotti
Grasshopper Ariel Bicchierai
Little Frog Gaia Dolfi
Woodpecker Tiziana Tramonti

Maggiodanza soloists

Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Laurent Pelly, director and costumes
Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Piero Pretti, chorus master

I Ragazzi Cantori Della Città di Firenze
Marisol Carballo, conductor

Barbara De Limburg Stirum, sets
Lionel Hoche, choreography
Peter Van Praet, lights
Elisabetta Acella, assistant director

New staging in coproduction with Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto
Florence, Teatro Comunale, November 8, 2009

8 pm

Gaetano Donizetti – La favorite

Courtesy of Dynamic SRL Italy
Opera in four acts by Alphonse Royer, Gustave Vaëz and Eugène Scribe
From Les Amours malheureuses ou le Comte de Comminges by Baculard d’Arnaud (1790).
Music by Gaetano Donizetti

Leonor de Guzman Veronica Simeoni
Fernand Celso Albelo
Alphonse XI Mattia Olivieri
Balthazar Ugo Guagliardo
Ines Francesca Longari
Don Gaspar Manuel Amati
Un Seigneur Leonardo Sgroi

Fabio Luisi, conductor
Ariel García Valdés
, director
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

Derek Gimpel, co-director
Jean-Pierre Vergier, sets and costumes
Dominique Borrini, lights

Staging by Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcellona
A coproduction of the Gran Teatre del Liceu with the Teatro Real of Madrid
First performance in Florence in the original French version
2017/2018 Opera Season


Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 8 pm

Vincenzo Bellini – La straniera

Courtesy of RaiPlay
Melodrama in two acts
Music by
Vincenzo Bellini

Alaide Salome Jicia
Il signore di Montolino
Shuxin Li
Isoletta
Laura Verrecchia
Arturo
Dario Schmunck
Il barone di Valdeburgo
Serban Vasile
Il Priore degli Spedalieri
Adriano Gramigni
Osburgo
Dave Monaco

Fabio Luisi, conductor
Mateo Zoni, director
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

Tonino Zera e Renzo Bellanca, sets
Stefano Ciammitti, costumes
Daniele Ciprì, lights
Daniele Piscopo, assistant director
Ilaria Salgarella, assistant costumes

Staging by Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino – 1829 version
LXXXII Festival of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3.30 pm

Festival Enescu online

Fabio Luisi, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

Niccolò Paganini
Concert No. 1 in D major Op. 6 for violin and orchestra
Sergei Krylov, violin
George Enescu
Symphony No. 3 in C major Op. 21

From the Festival Enescu website which, in onor of Italy, of Florence and of the Maggio Fiorentino, starts his online program with two concert of the Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio (September 2019).

8 pm

Giacomo Puccini – Le Villi

Courtesy of Dynamic SRL Italy
Opera-ballett in two acts

Libretto by Ferdinando Fontana
Music by
Giacomo Puccini

Guglielmo Wulf Elia Fabbian
Anna Maria Teresa Leva
Roberto Leonardo Caimi
Reciting voice Tony Laudadio

Compagnia Nuovo BallettO di ToscanA
Choreography Susanna Sastro
Cristina Acri, Chiara Amodei, Lisa Cadeddu, Matteo Capetola, Francesca Capurso, Ilaria Centola, Matilde Di Ciolo, Roberto Doveri, Daria Lidonnici, Mattia Luparelli, Angelica Mattiazzi, Marianna Miglio, Martina Rudari, Alessandro Torresin

Extra roles Paolo Arcangeli, Elena Barsotti, Gaia Mazzeranghi

Marco Angius, conductor
Francesco Saponaro, director and sets
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

Chiara Aversano, costumes
Pasquale Mari, lights
Veronica Bolognani, assistant director

New staging 
2018/2019 Opera Season

Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8 pm

Giuseppe Verdi – La battaglia di Legnano

Lida Leyla Gencer
Arrigo Gastone Limarilli
Rolando Giuseppe Taddei
Federico Barbarossa Paolo Washington
Primo Console di Milano Augusto Frati
Secondo Console di Milano Ugo Novelli
Marcovaldo Giorgio Giorgetti
Il Podestà di Como Mario Frosini
Imelda Olga Carossi
Un araldo Alberto Lotti Camici

Vittorio Guiconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

From the “Historical Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro della Pergola, May 10, 1959

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 8 pm

Claudio Monteverdi – L’incoronazione di Poppea

Recorded at the reopning of the Teatro Comunale of Florence after the flood: November 27, 1966

Poppea Claudia Parada
Nerone Mirto Picchi
Ottavia Mirella Parutto
Ottone Renato Cesari
Seneca Boris Christoff
Drusilla Renata Ongaro
Arnalta Oralia Dominguez
Nutrice Mafalda Masini
Lucano Nicola Monti
Liberto Paolo Pedani
Il valletto Florindo Andreolli
Un littore Augusto Frati
Un soldato Ottavio Taddei
Un altro soldato Walter Brighi
Amore Daniela Mazzuccato Meneghini

Carlo Franci, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Adolfo Fanfani, chorus master

From the “Historical Maggio Live” cd

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 3.30 pm

Zubin Mehta, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Nicolaj Rimskij-Korsakov
Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34
Modest Musorgskij
Chovanščina, Prelude
Aleksandr Borodin
Prince Igor, Polovtsian dances

Marco Balderi, chorus master

From the “Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Comunale, October 1, 1994

8 pm

Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij
Symphony No. 2 in C minor Op. 17, Little Russian
Modest Musorgskij
Pictures at an exhibition

From the “Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Verdi, November 19-20, 1993

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8 pm

Antonio Vivaldi – Il Farnace

Courtesy of Dynamic SRL Italy
Drama for music RV711-G
Libretto by
Antonio Maria Lucchini
Music by Antonio Vivaldi

Farnace Mary-Ellen Nesi
Berenice Delphine Galou
Tamiri Sonia Prina
Selinda Loriana Castellano
Pompeo Emanuele D’Aguanno
Gilade Roberta Mameli
Aquilio Magnus Staveland
Chorus Dario Shikhmiri
Actors Carmelo Galati, Carlo Riccioli

Federico Maria Sardelli, conductor
Marco Gandini, director
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Giulia Nuti, harpsichord
Simone Vallerotonda, tiorba and baroque guitar
Michele Tazzari, cello
Italo Grassi, sets
Italo Grassi and Simona Morresi, costumes
Valerio Tiberi, lights
Virginio Levrio, video

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 8 pm

Giuseppe Verdi – Don Carlo

Courtesy of RaiPlay
Opera in four acts
Libretto by
Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle
Music by Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo Roberto Aronica
Elisabetta di Valois Julianna Di Giacomo
Filippo II Dmitry Beloselskiy
Rodrigo, marchese di Posa Massimo Cavalletti
Principessa Eboli Ekaterina Gubanova
Il Grande Inquisitore Eric Halfvarson
Un frate Oleg Tsybulko
Una voce dal cielo Laura Giordano
Tebaldo Simona Di Capua
Il Conte di Lerma Enrico Cossutta
Un araldo reale Saverio Fiore
Deputati fiamminghi Tommaso Barea, Benjamin Cho, Qianming Dou, Min Kim, Chanyoung Lee, Dario Shikhmiri
Extra roles Mauro Barbiero, Elena Barsotti, Chiara Catelani, Cristiano Colangelo, Gaia Mazzeranghi, Ylenia Mendolicchio, Pierangelo Preziosa, Leonardo Velletri

Zubin Mehta, conductor
Giancarlo Del Monaco, director
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

Carlo Centolavigna, sets
Jesús Ruiz, costumes
Wolfgang von Zoubek, lights
Sarah Schinasi, assistant director

Staging by ABAO-OLBE of Bilbao, by Fundación Ópera de Oviedo, by Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla and by Festival Ópera de Tenerife
80th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 3.30 pm

Zubin Mehta, conductor
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Nicolaj Rimskij-Korsakov
Shéhérazade, Op. 35
Yehezkel Yerushalmi, violin

From the “Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Comunale, December 11, 2010

8 pm

Gioachino Rossini – L’Italiana in Algeri

Courtesy of RaiPlay
Lyric opera in two acts by Angelo Anelli
Music by Gioachino Rossini

Isabella Marianna Pizzolato
Mustafà Pietro Spagnoli
Lindoro Boyd Owen
Taddeo Omar Montanari
Elvira Damiana Mizzi
Zulma Lamia Beuque
Haly Sergio Vitale
Tiger Alfonso Cayetano

Bruno Campanella, conductor
Joan Font, director
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

Joan Guillén, sets and costumes
Xevi Dorca, choreography and assistant director
Albert Faura, lights
Angelo Michele Errico, harpsichord

Staging of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, in coproduction with Teatro Real of Madrid, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Houston Grand Opera
2015/2016 Opera Season

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3.30 pm

Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij – Evgenij Onegin

Larina Katia Angeloni
Tatjana Galina Višnevskaja
Olga Elena Zilio
Filipevna Anna Di Stasio
Evgenij Onegin Leo Nucci
Lenskij Nicolai Gedda
Il Principe Gremin Raffaele Arié
Un tenente Simone Alajmo
Saretzki Giorgio Giorgetti
Triquet Pier Francesco Poli

Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Roberto Gabbiani, chorus master

From the “Historical Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Comunale, June 22, 1980
43th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

8 pm

Jacques Offenbach – Un mari à la porte

Courtesy of Dynamic SRL Italy
Operetta in one act
Libretto by
Alfred Delacour e Léon Morand
Music by Jacques Offenbach
Orchestration by Luca G. Logi

Florestan Ducroquet Matteo Mezzaro
Suzanne Marina Ogii
Rosita Francesca Benitez
Henri Martel Patrizio La Placa

Valerio Galli, conductor
Luigi Di Gangi and Ugo Giacomazzi
, directors
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Federica Parolini, sets
Agnese Rabatti, costumes
Luigi Biondi, lights

New staging
2018/2019 Opera Season

Monday, March 30, 2020 at 8 pm

Gaetano Donizetti – La favorite

Courtesy of Dynamic SRL Italy
Opera in four acts by Alphonse Royer, Gustave Vaëz and Eugène Scribe
From Les Amours malheureuses ou le Comte de Comminges by Baculard d’Arnaud (1790).
Music by Gaetano Donizetti

Leonor de Guzman Veronica Simeoni
Fernand Celso Albelo
Alphonse XI Mattia Olivieri
Balthazar Ugo Guagliardo
Ines Francesca Longari
Don Gaspar Manuel Amati
Un Seigneur Leonardo Sgroi

Fabio Luisi, conductor
Ariel García Valdés
, director
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

Derek Gimpel, co-director
Jean-Pierre Vergier, sets and costumes
Dominique Borrini, lights

Staging by Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcellona
A coproduction of the Gran Teatre del Liceu with the Teatro Real of Madrid
First performance in Florence in the original French version
2017/2018 Opera Season

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 12 pm

Zubin Mehta, conductor
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Courtesy of Rai5
In conjunction with the flags at half-mast and the minute of silence observed by the mayors of all Italian municipalities as a sign of mourning and solidarity, to remember the victims and honor the commitment and sacrifice of health workers.

Giuseppe Verdi Messa da Requiem for soloists, chorus and orchestra

Kristin Lewis, soprano
Elena Maximova, mezzo-soprano
Massimiliano Pisapia, tenor
Roberto Scandiuzzi, bass

Piero Monti, chorus master

Recorded at Duomo in Orvieto (2011)

8 pm

Vincenzo Bellini – I puritani

Lord Gualtiero Valton Graziano Del Vivo
Sir Giorgio Agostino Ferrin
Lord Arturo Talbo Nicolai Gedda
Sir Riccardo Forth Sesto Bruscantini
Sir Bruno Roberton Valiano Natali
Enrichetta di Francia Flora Rafanelli
Elvira Cristina Deutekom

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Adolfo Fanfani, chorus master

From the “Historical Maggio Live – Riccardo Muti Edition” cd
Florence, Teatro Comunale, December 1, 1970

We invite you to visit the official website www.riccardomutimusic.com to stay tuned

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 8 pm

Leonardo Vinci – Didone abbandonata

Courtesy of Dynamic SRL Italy
Drama for music in three acts

Libretto by Pietro Metastasio
Music by Leonardo Vinci

Didone Roberta Mameli
Enea Carlo Allemano
Iarba Raffaele Pe
Selene Gabriella Costa
Araspe Marta Pluda
Osmida Giada Frasconi
Shadows Compagnia Altretracce: Fabio Bellitti, Mario Sebastiano Di Bella, Massimo Arbarello

Carlo Ipata, conductor
Deda Cristina Colonna, director
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Gabriele Vanzini, sets
Monica Iacuzzo, costumes
Vincenzo Raponi, lights
Alessandra Artifoni, harpsichord
Giovanni Bellini, tiorba

First modern-day performance
A co-production with the Teatro Verdi of Pisa
2016/2017 Opera Season

Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8 pm

Ruggero Leoncavallo – Pagliacci

Nedda Mietta Sighele
Canio Richard Tucker
Tonio Kari Nurmela
Peppe Ermanno Lorenzi
Silvio Walter Alberti
First farmer Ottavio Taddei
Second farmer Mario Frosini

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Adolfo Fanfani, chorus master

From the “Historical Maggio Live – Riccardo Muti Edition” cd
Florence, Teatro Comunale, January 2, 1971

We invite you to visit the official website www.riccardomutimusic.com to stay tuned

Friday, April 3, 2020 at 8 pm

Giacomo Puccini – Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San) Raina Kabaivanska
Suzuki Flora Rafanelli
Kate Pinkerton Giuliana Matteini
F. B. Pinkerton Giorgio Merighi
Sharpless Giorgio Zancanaro
Goro Franco Ricciardi
Il Principe Yamadori Giorgio Giorgetti
Lo zio Bonzo Graziano Del Vivo
Il Commissario Imperiale Augusto Frati
L’ufficiale del registro Ottavio Taddei

Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Roberto Gabbiani, chorus master

From the “Historical Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Comunale, January 27, 1979

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 8 pm

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concert in C minor K. 491 for pianoforte and orchestra
Florence, Teatro Comunale, November 20, 1971
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concert in B flat major K. 595 for piano and orchestra
Florence, Teatro Comunale, Decemebr 5, 1976

From the “Historical Maggio Live – Riccardo Muti Edition” cd
We invite you to visit the official website www.riccardomutimusic.com to stay tuned

Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 8 pm

Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij
Symphony No. 2 in C minor Op. 17, Little Russian
Modest Musorgskij
Pictures at an exhibition

From the “Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Verdi, November 19-20, 1993

Monday, April 6, 2020 at 8 pm

Giuseppe Verdi – Ernani

Ernani Mario Del Monaco
Don Carlo Ettore Bastianini
Silva Boris Christoff
Elvira Anita Cerquetti
Giovanna Luciana Boni
Don Riccardo Athos Cesarini

Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, June 25, 1957

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 8 pm

Giuseppe Verdi – Falstaff

Courtesy of RaiPlay
Comic opera in three acts
Libretto by
Arrigo Boito
Music by Giuseppe Verdi

Sir John Falstaff Ambrogio Maestri
Fenton Yijie Shi
Ford, marito di Alice Roberto De Candia
Mrs. Alice Ford Eva Mei
Nannetta, figlia di Alice Ekaterina Sadovnikova
Mrs. Quickly Elena Zilio
Mrs. Meg Page Laura Polverelli
Bardolfo Gianluca Sorrentino
Pistola Mario Luperi
Dr. Cajus Carlo Bosi

Zubin Mehtaconductor
Luca Ronconidirector
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

Tiziano Santisets
Maurizio Millenotticostumes
A. J. Weissbardlight designer

Staging in coproduction with the Fondazione Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari
2014/2015 Opera Season

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 8 pm

Giuseppe Verdi – La forza del destino

Il Marchese di Calatrava Silvio Maionica
Leonora di Vargas Renata Tebaldi
Don Carlo Aldo Protti
Don Alvaro Mario Del Monaco
Preziosilla Fedora Barbieri
Fra Melitone Renato Capecchi
Curra Angela Vercelli
Padre Guardiano Cesare Siepi
Mastro Trabuco Piero De Palma
Un Chirurgo Walter Finessi
Un Alcalde Giorgio Giorgetti

Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, June 14, 1953

Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 8 pm

Giuseppe Verdi – Don Carlo

Courtesy of RaiPlay
Opera in four acts
Libretto by
Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle
Music by Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo Roberto Aronica
Elisabetta di Valois Julianna Di Giacomo
Filippo II Dmitry Beloselskiy
Rodrigo, marchese di Posa Massimo Cavalletti
Principessa Eboli Ekaterina Gubanova
Il Grande Inquisitore Eric Halfvarson
Un frate Oleg Tsybulko
Una voce dal cielo Laura Giordano
Tebaldo Simona Di Capua
Il Conte di Lerma Enrico Cossutta
Un araldo reale Saverio Fiore
Deputati fiamminghi Tommaso Barea, Benjamin Cho, Qianming Dou, Min Kim, Chanyoung Lee, Dario Shikhmiri
Extra roles Mauro Barbiero, Elena Barsotti, Chiara Catelani, Cristiano Colangelo, Gaia Mazzeranghi, Ylenia Mendolicchio, Pierangelo Preziosa, Leonardo Velletri

Zubin Mehta, conductor
Giancarlo Del Monaco, director
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

Carlo Centolavigna, sets
Jesús Ruiz, costumes
Wolfgang von Zoubek, lights
Sarah Schinasi, assistant director

Staging by ABAO-OLBE of Bilbao, by Fundación Ópera de Oviedo, by Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla and by Festival Ópera de Tenerife
80th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Friday, April 10, 2020 at 8 pm

Giacomo Puccini – La fanciulla del West

Minnie Eleonor Steaber
Jack Rance Gian Giacomo Guelfi
Dick Johnson (Ramerrez) Mario Del Monaco
Nick Piero De Palma
Ashby Vito Susca
Sonora Enzo Viaro
Trin Brenno Ristori
Sid Lido Pettini
Bello Virgilio Carbonari
Harry Valiano Natali
Joe Enzo Guagni
Happy Agostino Ferrin
Jim Larkens Giorgio Giorgetti
Billy Jackrabbit Paolo Washington
Wowkle Laura Didier
Jake Wallace Giorgio Tozzi
José Castro Mario Frosini
Un postiglione Alberto Lotti Camici

Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, June 15, 1954

Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 8 pm

Giacomo Puccini – La rondine

Courtesy of RaiPlay
Lyric opera in three acts
Libretto by Giuseppe Adami
Music by Giacomo Puccini

Magda Ekaterina Bakanova
Ruggero Matteo Desole
Lisette Hasmik Torosyan
Rambaldo Stefano Antonucci
Prunier Matteo Mezzaro
Périchaud Dario Shikhmiri
Gobin Rim Park
Crébillon Adriano Gramigni
Yvette Francesca Longari
Bianca Marta Pluda
Suzy Giada Frasconi
Un maggiordomo Giovanni Mazzei
Rabonnier Antonio Corbisiero
Georgette Elena Bazzo
Gabriella Tiziana Bellavista
Lolette Thalida Marina Fogarasi
Three sopranos/Three girls Elena Bazzo, Tiziana Bellavista, Thalida Marina Fogarasi
Four tenors Dean David Jenssens, Carlo Messeri, Hiroki Watanabe, Alfio Vacanti
Young boy Alfio Vacanti
Sopranino voice Delia Palmieri
Extra roles Elena Barsotti, Gaia Mazzeranghi

Valerio Galli, conductor
Denis Krief
, director, lights, sets and costumes
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

Pia di Bitonto, assistant director
Angela Vasta, assistant sets and costumes

New staging
2017/2018 Opera Season

8 pm

Giacomo Puccini – Le Villi

Courtesy of Dynamic SRL Italy
Opera-ballett in two acts

Libretto by Ferdinando Fontana
Music by
Giacomo Puccini

Guglielmo Wulf Elia Fabbian
Anna Maria Teresa Leva
Roberto Leonardo Caimi
Reciting voice Tony Laudadio

Compagnia Nuovo BallettO di ToscanA
Choreography Susanna Sastro
Cristina Acri, Chiara Amodei, Lisa Cadeddu, Matteo Capetola, Francesca Capurso, Ilaria Centola, Matilde Di Ciolo, Roberto Doveri, Daria Lidonnici, Mattia Luparelli, Angelica Mattiazzi, Marianna Miglio, Martina Rudari, Alessandro Torresin

Extra roles Paolo Arcangeli, Elena Barsotti, Gaia Mazzeranghi

Marco Angius, conductor
Francesco Saponaro, director and sets
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

Chiara Aversano, costumes
Pasquale Mari, lights
Veronica Bolognani, assistant director

New staging 
2018/2019 Opera Season

Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 3.30 pm

Zubin Mehta, conductor
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Nicolaj Rimskij-Korsakov
Shéhérazade, Op. 35
Yehezkel Yerushalmi, violin

From the “Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Comunale, December 11, 2010

8 pm

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concert in C minor K. 491 for pianoforte and orchestra
Florence, Teatro Comunale, November 20, 1971
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concert in B flat major K. 595 for piano and orchestra
Florence, Teatro Comunale, Decemebr 5, 1976

From the “Historical Maggio Live – Riccardo Muti Edition” cd
We invite you to visit the official website www.riccardomutimusic.com to stay tuned

Monday, April 13, 2020 at 8 pm

Gioachino Rossini – L’Italiana in Algeri

Mustafà Paolo Washington
Elvira Renata Ongaro
Zulma Flora Rafanelli
Haly Marco Stecchi
Lindoro Nicola Monti
Isabella Fedora Barbieri
Taddeo Marcello Cortis

Franco Capuana, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

In occasion of the 100th anniversary from Fedora Barbieri’s birth
Florence, Teatro della Pergola, June 11, 1960

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 8 pm

Giuseppe Verdi – Don Carlo

Chosen by the audience of the theater
Courtesy of RaiPlay
Opera in four acts
Libretto by
Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle
Music by Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo Roberto Aronica
Elisabetta di Valois Julianna Di Giacomo
Filippo II Dmitry Beloselskiy
Rodrigo, marchese di Posa Massimo Cavalletti
Principessa Eboli Ekaterina Gubanova
Il Grande Inquisitore Eric Halfvarson
Un frate Oleg Tsybulko
Una voce dal cielo Laura Giordano
Tebaldo Simona Di Capua
Il Conte di Lerma Enrico Cossutta
Un araldo reale Saverio Fiore
Deputati fiamminghi Tommaso Barea, Benjamin Cho, Qianming Dou, Min Kim, Chanyoung Lee, Dario Shikhmiri
Extra roles Mauro Barbiero, Elena Barsotti, Chiara Catelani, Cristiano Colangelo, Gaia Mazzeranghi, Ylenia Mendolicchio, Pierangelo Preziosa, Leonardo Velletri

Zubin Mehta, conductor
Giancarlo Del Monaco, director
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

Carlo Centolavigna, sets
Jesús Ruiz, costumes
Wolfgang von Zoubek, lights
Sarah Schinasi, assistant director

Staging by ABAO-OLBE of Bilbao, by Fundación Ópera de Oviedo, by Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla and by Festival Ópera de Tenerife
80th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 8 pm

Luigi Cherubini – Medea

Medea Maria Callas
Giasone Carlos Guichandut
Glauce Gabriella Tucci
Creonte Mario Petri
Neris Fedora Barbieri
Prima ancella Liliana Poli
Seconda ancella Maria Andreassei
Un capo delle guardie Mario Frosini

Vittorio Guiconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

In occasion of the 100th anniversary from Fedora Barbieri’s birth
Florence, Teatro Comunale, May 7, 1953

Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 8 pm

Leonardo Vinci – Didone abbandonata

Chosen by the audience of the theater
Courtesy of Dynamic SRL Italy
Drama for music in three acts

Libretto by Pietro Metastasio
Music by Leonardo Vinci

Didone Roberta Mameli
Enea Carlo Allemano
Iarba Raffaele Pe
Selene Gabriella Costa
Araspe Marta Pluda
Osmida Giada Frasconi
Shadows Compagnia Altretracce: Fabio Bellitti, Mario Sebastiano Di Bella, Massimo Arbarello

Carlo Ipata, conductor
Deda Cristina Colonna, director
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Gabriele Vanzini, sets
Monica Iacuzzo, costumes
Vincenzo Raponi, lights
Alessandra Artifoni, harpsichord
Giovanni Bellini, tiorba

First modern-day performance
A co-production with the Teatro Verdi of Pisa
2016/2017 Opera Season

Friday, April 17, 2020 at 8 pm

Gaetano Donizetti – Don Sebastiano

Zaida Fedora Barbieri
Don Sebastiano Gianni Poggi
Camoëns Enzo Mascherini
Abayaldos Dino Dondi
Don Giovanni De Silva Giulio Neri
Ben Selim Ugo Novelli
Don Antonio Angelo Rossi
Don Enrico de Sandoval Renzo Rossi
L’Inquisitore Agostino Ferrin
Primo giudice Alberto Lotti Camici
Secondo giudice Brenno Ristori
Terzo giudice Paolo Washington
Un soldato Mario Frosini

Carlo Maria Giuliniconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

In occasion of the 100th anniversary from Fedora Barbieri’s birth
Florence, Teatro Comunale, May 2, 1955

Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 8 pm

Giuseppe Verdi – Falstaff

Chosen by the audience of the theater
Courtesy of RaiPlay
Comic opera in three acts
Libretto by
Arrigo Boito
Music by Giuseppe Verdi

Sir John Falstaff Ambrogio Maestri
Fenton Yijie Shi
Ford, marito di Alice Roberto De Candia
Mrs. Alice Ford Eva Mei
Nannetta, figlia di Alice Ekaterina Sadovnikova
Mrs. Quickly Elena Zilio
Mrs. Meg Page Laura Polverelli
Bardolfo Gianluca Sorrentino
Pistola Mario Luperi
Dr. Cajus Carlo Bosi

Zubin Mehtaconductor
Luca Ronconidirector
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

Tiziano Santisets
Maurizio Millenotticostumes
A. J. Weissbardlight designer

Staging in coproduction with the Fondazione Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari
2014/2015 Opera Season

Domenica 19 aprile 2020, ore 20

Gioachino Rossini – L’Italiana in Algeri

Chosen by the audience of the theater
Courtesy of RaiPlay
Lyric opera in two acts by Angelo Anelli
Music by Gioachino Rossini

Isabella Marianna Pizzolato
Mustafà Pietro Spagnoli
Lindoro Boyd Owen
Taddeo Omar Montanari
Elvira Damiana Mizzi
Zulma Lamia Beuque
Haly Sergio Vitale
Tiger Alfonso Cayetano

Bruno Campanella, conductor
Joan Font, director
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

Joan Guillén, sets and costumes
Xevi Dorca, choreography and assistant director
Albert Faura, lights
Angelo Michele Errico, harpsichord

Staging of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, in coproduction with Teatro Real of Madrid, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Houston Grand Opera
2015/2016 Opera Season

Monday, April 20, 2020 at 8 pm

Giacomo Puccini – La rondine

Chosen by the audience of the theater
Courtesy of RaiPlay
Lyric opera in three acts
Libretto by Giuseppe Adami
Music by Giacomo Puccini

Magda Ekaterina Bakanova
Ruggero Matteo Desole
Lisette Hasmik Torosyan
Rambaldo Stefano Antonucci
Prunier Matteo Mezzaro
Périchaud Dario Shikhmiri
Gobin Rim Park
Crébillon Adriano Gramigni
Yvette Francesca Longari
Bianca Marta Pluda
Suzy Giada Frasconi
Un maggiordomo Giovanni Mazzei
Rabonnier Antonio Corbisiero
Georgette Elena Bazzo
Gabriella Tiziana Bellavista
Lolette Thalida Marina Fogarasi
Three sopranos/Three girls Elena Bazzo, Tiziana Bellavista, Thalida Marina Fogarasi
Four tenors Dean David Jenssens, Carlo Messeri, Hiroki Watanabe, Alfio Vacanti
Young boy Alfio Vacanti
Sopranino voice Delia Palmieri
Extra roles Elena Barsotti, Gaia Mazzeranghi

Valerio Galli, conductor
Denis Krief
, director, lights, sets and costumes
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

Pia di Bitonto, assistant director
Angela Vasta, assistant sets and costumes

New staging
2017/2018 Opera Season

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 8 pm

Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor
Orchestra adn Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Franz Joseph Haydn
Die Schöpfung oratorio for soloists, chorus and orchestra, Hob:XXI:2

Andrea Rost, soprano
Herbert Lippert, tenor
Kurt Moll, bass

José Luis Basso, chorus master

From the “Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro della Pergola, June, 11–12, 1999

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 8 pm

Claudio Monteverdi – L’incoronazione di Poppea

Chosen by the audience of the theater
Recorded at the reopning of the Teatro Comunale of Florence after the flood: November 27, 1966

Poppea Claudia Parada
Nerone Mirto Picchi
Ottavia Mirella Parutto
Ottone Renato Cesari
Seneca Boris Christoff
Drusilla Renata Ongaro
Arnalta Oralia Dominguez
Nutrice Mafalda Masini
Lucano Nicola Monti
Liberto Paolo Pedani
Il valletto Florindo Andreolli
Un littore Augusto Frati
Un soldato Ottavio Taddei
Un altro soldato Walter Brighi
Amore Daniela Mazzuccato Meneghini

Carlo Franci, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Adolfo Fanfani, chorus master

From the “Historical Maggio Live” cd

Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 8 pm

Zubin Mehta, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Chosen by the audience of the theater

Nicolaj Rimskij-Korsakov
Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34
Modest Musorgskij
Chovanščina, Prelude
Aleksandr Borodin
Prince Igor, Polovtsian dances

Marco Balderi, chorus master

From the “Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Comunale, October 1, 1994

Friday, April 24, 2020 at 8 pm

Richard Strauss – Elektra

Klytämnestra Martha Mödl
Elektra Anny Konetzni
Chrysothemis Danica Ilić
Aigisth Franz Klarwein
Orest Hans Braun
Der Pfleger des Orest Wilhelm Felden
Die Vertraude Dorothea Frass
Die Schleppträgerin Anna Michalski
Ein junger Diener Josef Schmidinger
Ein alter Diener Ljubomir Pantscheffù
Die Aufsehering Charlotte Markus
5 Mägde Gertrud Schuster, Polly Batic, Katia Sabo, Dagmar Schmedes, Friedl Riegler

Dimitri Mitropoulosconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, May 16, 1950

Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 8 pm

Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Chosen by the audience of the theater

Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij
Symphony No. 2 in C minor Op. 17, Little Russian
Modest Musorgskij
Pictures at an exhibition

From the “Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Verdi, November 19-20, 1993

Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 8 pm

Richard Wagner – Der fliegende Holländer

Daland, ein norwegischer Seefahrer Otto von Rohr
Senta, seine Tochter Siw Ericsdotter
Erik, ein Jäger Ernst Gruber
Mary, Sentas Amme Elisabeth Schärtel
Der Steuermann Dalands Rolf Böttcher
Der Holländer Tomislav Neralić

Vittorio Guiconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, January 24, 1957

Monday, April 27, 2020 at 8 pm

Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij – Evgenij Onegin

Chosen by the audience of the theater

Larina Katia Angeloni
Tatjana Galina Višnevskaja
Olga Elena Zilio
Filipevna Anna Di Stasio
Evgenij Onegin Leo Nucci
Lenskij Nicolai Gedda
Il Principe Gremin Raffaele Arié
Un tenente Simone Alajmo
Saretzki Giorgio Giorgetti
Triquet Pier Francesco Poli

Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Roberto Gabbiani, chorus master

From the “Historical Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Comunale, June 22, 1980
43th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 8 pm

Giuseppe Verdi – Un ballo in maschera

#noisiamoilmaggio – News of the week

Riccardo Ramón Vargas
Renato Roberto Frontali
Amelia Violeta Urmana
Ulrica Larissa Diadkova
Oscar Ofelia Sala
Silvano Mario Cassi
Samuel Carlo Striuli
Tom Riccardo Ferrari
Il primo giudice Angelo Nardinocchi
Un servo d’Amelia Saulo García Diepa

Daniel Orenconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Piero Monti, chorus master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, 2007 – 2008 Opera Season

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 8 pm

Gioachino Rossini – L’Italiana in Algeri

Chosen by the audience of the theater

Mustafà Paolo Washington
Elvira Renata Ongaro
Zulma Flora Rafanelli
Haly Marco Stecchi
Lindoro Nicola Monti
Isabella Fedora Barbieri
Taddeo Marcello Cortis

Franco Capuana, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

In occasion of the 100th anniversary from Fedora Barbieri’s birth
Florence, Teatro della Pergola, June 11, 1960

Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 8 pm

Giacomo Puccini – La fanciulla del West

Chosen by the audience of the theater

Minnie Eleonor Steaber
Jack Rance Gian Giacomo Guelfi
Dick Johnson (Ramerrez) Mario Del Monaco
Nick Piero De Palma
Ashby Vito Susca
Sonora Enzo Viaro
Trin Brenno Ristori
Sid Lido Pettini
Bello Virgilio Carbonari
Harry Valiano Natali
Joe Enzo Guagni
Happy Agostino Ferrin
Jim Larkens Giorgio Giorgetti
Billy Jackrabbit Paolo Washington
Wowkle Laura Didier
Jake Wallace Giorgio Tozzi
José Castro Mario Frosini
Un postiglione Alberto Lotti Camici

Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, June 15, 1954

Friday, May 1, 20202 at 9 pm

Concert in live streaming from the Teatro del Maggio

Alexander Pereira, Superintendent of May, will open and conduct the evening live from the theater stage. Many internationally renowned artists have ensured their presence. Among them Cecilia Bartoli, Vittorio Grigolo, Mikhail Petrenko, Diana Damrau, Ludovic Tézier, Francesco Meli, Lisette Oropesa, Luca Salsi, Krassimira Stoyanova, Michele Pertusi, Eva Mei, Leo Nucci, Sonya Yoncheva, Fabio Sartori, Anna Pirozzi, Saioa Hernández and the list is not yet complete.

The broadcast will take place live from the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and will be available on the theater website and simultaneously on all social platforms Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 8 pm

Giacomo Puccini – Madama Butterfly

Chosen by the audience of the theater

Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San) Raina Kabaivanska
Suzuki Flora Rafanelli
Kate Pinkerton Giuliana Matteini
F. B. Pinkerton Giorgio Merighi
Sharpless Giorgio Zancanaro
Goro Franco Ricciardi
Il Principe Yamadori Giorgio Giorgetti
Lo zio Bonzo Graziano Del Vivo
Il Commissario Imperiale Augusto Frati
L’ufficiale del registro Ottavio Taddei

Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Roberto Gabbiani, chorus master

From the “Historical Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Comunale, January 27, 1979

Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 8 pm

Giacomo Puccini – La bohème

#noisiamoilmaggio – News of the week

Rodolfo Roberto Aronica
Schaunard Massimiliano Gagliardo
Benoît Franco Boscolo
Mimì Anja Harteros
Marcello Pietro Spagnoli
Colline Rafał Siwek
Alcindoro Alessandro Calamai
Musetta Margarita De Arellano
Parpignol Saverio Bambi
Un sergente dei doganieri Lisandro Guinis
Un doganiere Alessandro Luongo

Stefano Ronzani, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Piero Monti, chorus master
Children choir of the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole
Joan Yakkey, children choir master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, 2006 – 2007 Opera Season

Monday, May 4, 2020 at 8 pm

Daniele Gatti, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

#noisiamoilmaggio – News of the week

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Elias, oratorio Op. 70 for soloists, chorus and orchestra

Genia Kühmeier, soprano
Sara Mingardo, mezzo-soprano
Rainer Trost, tenor
Peter Mattei, bass
Elena Cavini, Sarina Rausa, Nadia Sturlese, Giulia Tamarri, choir soloists

Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

2015 – 2016 Opera Season

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 8 pm

Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij
Symphony No. 2 in C minor Op. 17, Little Russian
Modest Musorgskij
Pictures at an exhibition

From the “Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Verdi, November 19-20, 1993

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 8 pm

Giuseppe Verdi – La battaglia di Legnano

Lida Leyla Gencer
Arrigo Gastone Limarilli
Rolando Giuseppe Taddei
Federico Barbarossa Paolo Washington
Primo Console di Milano Augusto Frati
Secondo Console di Milano Ugo Novelli
Marcovaldo Giorgio Giorgetti
Il Podestà di Como Mario Frosini
Imelda Olga Carossi
Un araldo Alberto Lotti Camici

Vittorio Guiconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

From the “Historical Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro della Pergola, May 10, 1959

Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 8 pm

Zubin Mehta, conductor
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Nicolaj Rimskij-Korsakov
Shéhérazade, Op. 35
Yehezkel Yerushalmi, violin

From the “Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Comunale, December 11, 2010

Friday, May 8, 2020 at 8 pm

Zubin Mehta, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Nicolaj Rimskij-Korsakov
Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34
Modest Musorgskij
Chovanščina, Prelude
Aleksandr Borodin
Prince Igor, Polovtsian dances

Marco Balderi, chorus master

From the “Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Comunale, October 1, 1994

Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8 pm

Richard Strauss – Elektra

Klytämnestra Martha Mödl
Elektra Anny Konetzni
Chrysothemis Danica Ilić
Aigisth Franz Klarwein
Orest Hans Braun
Der Pfleger des Orest Wilhelm Felden
Die Vertraude Dorothea Frass
Die Schleppträgerin Anna Michalski
Ein junger Diener Josef Schmidinger
Ein alter Diener Ljubomir Pantscheffù
Die Aufsehering Charlotte Markus
5 Mägde Gertrud Schuster, Polly Batic, Katia Sabo, Dagmar Schmedes, Friedl Riegler

Dimitri Mitropoulosconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, May 16, 1950

Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 8 pm

Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Franz Joseph Haydn
Die Schöpfung oratorio for soloists, chorus and orchestra, Hob:XXI:2

Andrea Rost, soprano
Herbert Lippert, tenor
Kurt Moll, bass

José Luis Basso, chorus master

From the “Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro della Pergola, June, 11–12, 1999

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 8 pm

Richard Wagner – Der fliegende Holländer

Daland, ein norwegischer Seefahrer Otto von Rohr
Senta, seine Tochter Siw Ericsdotter
Erik, ein Jäger Ernst Gruber
Mary, Sentas Amme Elisabeth Schärtel
Der Steuermann Dalands Rolf Böttcher
Der Holländer Tomislav Neralić

Vittorio Guiconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, January 24, 1957

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 8 pm

Giacomo Puccini – La fanciulla del West

Minnie Eleonor Steaber
Jack Rance Gian Giacomo Guelfi
Dick Johnson (Ramerrez) Mario Del Monaco
Nick Piero De Palma
Ashby Vito Susca
Sonora Enzo Viaro
Trin Brenno Ristori
Sid Lido Pettini
Bello Virgilio Carbonari
Harry Valiano Natali
Joe Enzo Guagni
Happy Agostino Ferrin
Jim Larkens Giorgio Giorgetti
Billy Jackrabbit Paolo Washington
Wowkle Laura Didier
Jake Wallace Giorgio Tozzi
José Castro Mario Frosini
Un postiglione Alberto Lotti Camici

Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, June 15, 1954

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 8 pm

Luigi Cherubini – Medea

Medea Maria Callas
Giasone Carlos Guichandut
Glauce Gabriella Tucci
Creonte Mario Petri
Neris Fedora Barbieri
Prima ancella Liliana Poli
Seconda ancella Maria Andreassei
Un capo delle guardie Mario Frosini

Vittorio Guiconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

In occasion of the 100th anniversary from Fedora Barbieri’s birth
Florence, Teatro Comunale, May 7, 1953

Thursday, May 14, 2020at 8 pm

Claudio Monteverdi – L’incoronazione di Poppea

Recorded at the reopning of the Teatro Comunale of Florence after the flood: November 27, 1966

Poppea Claudia Parada
Nerone Mirto Picchi
Ottavia Mirella Parutto
Ottone Renato Cesari
Seneca Boris Christoff
Drusilla Renata Ongaro
Arnalta Oralia Dominguez
Nutrice Mafalda Masini
Lucano Nicola Monti
Liberto Paolo Pedani
Il valletto Florindo Andreolli
Un littore Augusto Frati
Un soldato Ottavio Taddei
Un altro soldato Walter Brighi
Amore Daniela Mazzuccato Meneghini

Carlo Franci, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Adolfo Fanfani, chorus master

From the “Historical Maggio Live” cd

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 8 pm

Giuseppe Verdi – Ernani

Ernani Mario Del Monaco
Don Carlo Ettore Bastianini
Silva Boris Christoff
Elvira Anita Cerquetti
Giovanna Luciana Boni
Don Riccardo Athos Cesarini

Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, June 25, 1957

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 8 pm

Gaetano Donizetti – Don Sebastiano

Zaida Fedora Barbieri
Don Sebastiano Gianni Poggi
Camoëns Enzo Mascherini
Abayaldos Dino Dondi
Don Giovanni De Silva Giulio Neri
Ben Selim Ugo Novelli
Don Antonio Angelo Rossi
Don Enrico de Sandoval Renzo Rossi
L’Inquisitore Agostino Ferrin
Primo giudice Alberto Lotti Camici
Secondo giudice Brenno Ristori
Terzo giudice Paolo Washington
Un soldato Mario Frosini

Carlo Maria Giuliniconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

In occasion of the 100th anniversary from Fedora Barbieri’s birth
Florence, Teatro Comunale, May 2, 1955

Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 8 pm

Gioachino Rossini – L’Italiana in Algeri

Mustafà Paolo Washington
Elvira Renata Ongaro
Zulma Flora Rafanelli
Haly Marco Stecchi
Lindoro Nicola Monti
Isabella Fedora Barbieri
Taddeo Marcello Cortis

Franco Capuana, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

In occasion of the 100th anniversary from Fedora Barbieri’s birth
Florence, Teatro della Pergola, June 11, 1960

Monday, May 18, 2020 at 8 pm

Giacomo Puccini – Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San) Raina Kabaivanska
Suzuki Flora Rafanelli
Kate Pinkerton Giuliana Matteini
F. B. Pinkerton Giorgio Merighi
Sharpless Giorgio Zancanaro
Goro Franco Ricciardi
Il Principe Yamadori Giorgio Giorgetti
Lo zio Bonzo Graziano Del Vivo
Il Commissario Imperiale Augusto Frati
L’ufficiale del registro Ottavio Taddei

Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Roberto Gabbiani, chorus master

From the “Historical Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Comunale, January 27, 1979

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 8 pm

Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij
Symphony No. 2 in C minor Op. 17, Little Russian
Modest Musorgskij
Pictures at an exhibition

From the “Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Verdi, November 19-20, 1993

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 8 pm

Giuseppe Verdi – Falstaff

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Sir John Falstaff Ruggero Raimondi
Ford Manuel Lanza
Fenton Daniil Shtoda
Dr. Cajus Carlo Bosi
Bardolfo Gianluca Floris
Pistola Luigi Roni
Mrs. Alice Ford Barbara Frittoli
Nannetta Mariola Cantarero
Mrs. Quickly Elena Zilio
Mrs. Meg Page Laura Polverelli

Zubin Mehtaconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Piero Monti, chorus master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, May 16, 2006

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 8 pm

Zubin Mehta, conductor
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Nicolaj Rimskij-Korsakov
Shéhérazade, Op. 35
Yehezkel Yerushalmi, violin

From the “Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Comunale, December 11, 2010

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 8 pm

Giuseppe Verdi – La battaglia di Legnano

Lida Leyla Gencer
Arrigo Gastone Limarilli
Rolando Giuseppe Taddei
Federico Barbarossa Paolo Washington
Primo Console di Milano Augusto Frati
Secondo Console di Milano Ugo Novelli
Marcovaldo Giorgio Giorgetti
Il Podestà di Como Mario Frosini
Imelda Olga Carossi
Un araldo Alberto Lotti Camici

Vittorio Guiconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

From the “Historical Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro della Pergola, May 10, 1959

Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 8 pm

Daniele Gatti, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus  of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

#noisiamoilmaggio – News of the week

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Die Auferstehung (Resurrection)

Eleonora Buratto, soprano
Sonia Ganassi, mezzo-soprano

Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

78th Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 8 pm

Giuseppe Verdi – Messa da Requiem for soloists, chorus and orchestra

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James Conlon, conductor
Christine Brewer, soprano
Elena Zaremba, mezzo-soprano
Aquiles Machado, tenor
Kwangchul Youn, bass

Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Piero Monti, chorus master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, March 20, 2008

Monday, May 25, 2020 at 8 pm

Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij – Evgenij Onegin

Larina Katia Angeloni
Tatjana Galina Višnevskaja
Olga Elena Zilio
Filipevna Anna Di Stasio
Evgenij Onegin Leo Nucci
Lenskij Nicolai Gedda
Il Principe Gremin Raffaele Arié
Un tenente Simone Alajmo
Saretzki Giorgio Giorgetti
Triquet Pier Francesco Poli

Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Roberto Gabbiani, chorus master

From the “Historical Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Comunale, June 22, 1980
43th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 8 pm

Luigi Cherubini – Medea

Medea Maria Callas
Giasone Carlos Guichandut
Glauce Gabriella Tucci
Creonte Mario Petri
Neris Fedora Barbieri
Prima ancella Liliana Poli
Seconda ancella Maria Andreassei
Un capo delle guardie Mario Frosini

Vittorio Guiconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

In occasion of the 100th anniversary from Fedora Barbieri’s birth
Florence, Teatro Comunale, May 7, 1953

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 8 pm

Gaetano Donizetti – Lucia di Lammermoor

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Enrico Ashton Roberto Frontali
Lucia Mariella Devia
Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood José Bros
Lord Arturo Bucklaw Marco Berti
Raimondo Bidebent Carlo Colombara
Alisa Elisabetta Scano
Normanno Pierre Lefebvre

Zubin Mehtaconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Marco Balderi, chorus master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, May 28, 1996

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 8 pm

Richard Strauss – Elektra

Klytämnestra Martha Mödl
Elektra Anny Konetzni
Chrysothemis Danica Ilić
Aigisth Franz Klarwein
Orest Hans Braun
Der Pfleger des Orest Wilhelm Felden
Die Vertraude Dorothea Frass
Die Schleppträgerin Anna Michalski
Ein junger Diener Josef Schmidinger
Ein alter Diener Ljubomir Pantscheffù
Die Aufsehering Charlotte Markus
5 Mägde Gertrud Schuster, Polly Batic, Katia Sabo, Dagmar Schmedes, Friedl Riegler

Dimitri Mitropoulosconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, May 16, 1950

Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8 pm

Giuseppe Verdi – La forza del destino

Il Marchese di Calatrava Silvio Maionica
Leonora di Vargas Renata Tebaldi
Don Carlo Aldo Protti
Don Alvaro Mario Del Monaco
Preziosilla Fedora Barbieri
Fra Melitone Renato Capecchi
Curra Angela Vercelli
Padre Guardiano Cesare Siepi
Mastro Trabuco Piero De Palma
Un Chirurgo Walter Finessi
Un Alcalde Giorgio Giorgetti

Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, June 14, 1953

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 8 pm

Richard Wagner – Der fliegende Holländer

Daland, ein norwegischer Seefahrer Otto von Rohr
Senta, seine Tochter Siw Ericsdotter
Erik, ein Jäger Ernst Gruber
Mary, Sentas Amme Elisabeth Schärtel
Der Steuermann Dalands Rolf Böttcher
Der Holländer Tomislav Neralić

Vittorio Guiconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, January 24, 1957

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 8 pm

Zubin Mehta, conductor
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

#noisiamoilmaggio – News of the week

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Eroica

Florence, Teatro del Maggio, November 24,2015

Monday, June 1, 2020 at 8 pm

Giacomo Puccini – Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San) Raina Kabaivanska
Suzuki Flora Rafanelli
Kate Pinkerton Giuliana Matteini
F. B. Pinkerton Giorgio Merighi
Sharpless Giorgio Zancanaro
Goro Franco Ricciardi
Il Principe Yamadori Giorgio Giorgetti
Lo zio Bonzo Graziano Del Vivo
Il Commissario Imperiale Augusto Frati
L’ufficiale del registro Ottavio Taddei

Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Roberto Gabbiani, chorus master

From the “Historical Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Comunale, January 27, 1979

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 8 pm

Giuseppe Verdi – Un ballo in maschera

Riccardo Ramón Vargas
Renato Roberto Frontali
Amelia Violeta Urmana
Ulrica Larissa Diadkova
Oscar Ofelia Sala
Silvano Mario Cassi
Samuel Carlo Striuli
Tom Riccardo Ferrari
Il primo giudice Angelo Nardinocchi
Un servo d’Amelia Saulo García Diepa

Daniel Orenconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Piero Monti, chorus master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, 2007 – 2008 Opera Season

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 8 pm

Daniele Gatti, conductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Elias, oratorio Op. 70 for soloists, chorus and orchestra

Genia Kühmeier, soprano
Sara Mingardo, mezzo-soprano
Rainer Trost, tenor
Peter Mattei, bass
Elena Cavini, Sarina Rausa, Nadia Sturlese, Giulia Tamarri, choir soloists

Lorenzo Fratini, chorus master

2015 – 2016 Opera Season

Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8 pm

Gaetano Donizetti – Don Sebastiano

Zaida Fedora Barbieri
Don Sebastiano Gianni Poggi
Camoëns Enzo Mascherini
Abayaldos Dino Dondi
Don Giovanni De Silva Giulio Neri
Ben Selim Ugo Novelli
Don Antonio Angelo Rossi
Don Enrico de Sandoval Renzo Rossi
L’Inquisitore Agostino Ferrin
Primo giudice Alberto Lotti Camici
Secondo giudice Brenno Ristori
Terzo giudice Paolo Washington
Un soldato Mario Frosini

Carlo Maria Giuliniconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Andrea Morosini, chorus master

In occasion of the 100th anniversary from Fedora Barbieri’s birth
Florence, Teatro Comunale, May 2, 1955

Friday, June 5, 2020 at 8 pm

Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij
Symphony No. 2 in C minor Op. 17, Little Russian
Modest Musorgskij
Pictures at an exhibition

From the “Maggio Live” cd
Florence, Teatro Verdi, November 19-20, 1993

Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 8 pm

Giuseppe Verdi – Falstaff

Sir John Falstaff Ruggero Raimondi
Ford Manuel Lanza
Fenton Daniil Shtoda
Dr. Cajus Carlo Bosi
Bardolfo Gianluca Floris
Pistola Luigi Roni
Mrs. Alice Ford Barbara Frittoli
Nannetta Mariola Cantarero
Mrs. Quickly Elena Zilio
Mrs. Meg Page Laura Polverelli

Zubin Mehtaconductor
Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Piero Monti, chorus master

Florence, Teatro Comunale, May 16, 2006

Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 8 pm – Live streaming on IDAGIO

Francesco Meli, tenor
Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Marco Armiliato, conductor

The program is entirely dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi with arias and ouverture from his operas.