Giuseppe Verdi

From Sunday 10 May 2020 To Wednesday 20 May 2020

Date Location Ticketing
Sunday 10 May 2020 20:00 Teatro del Maggio Buy 
Thursday 14 May 2020 20:00 Teatro del Maggio Buy 
Sunday 17 May 2020 15:30 Teatro del Maggio Buy 
Wednesday 20 May 2020 20:01 Teatro del Maggio Buy 

We inform our audience that as part of the precautionary measures to protect health and in compliance with the provisions received, the performance of Otello on May, 10, 14, 17 and 20 are postponed. We will provide, in updating, any other necessary information and news.

Following the success of Aida, Verdi decided to retire. His work had given him everything: glory, money and eternal fame. With Aida, he had the opportunity of withdrawing after the successful period of 19th century melodrama, having for too long suffered the weight of the crisis in musical theatre that struggled to find new dramaturgic and formal outlets. But his encounter with the energetic Arrigo Boito led the Maestro of Busseto back to opera. Verdi, like Boito, longed for experimental and innovative forms of poetry, and was already yearning for the emancipation of melodrama from the number opera format. The understanding between the two men emerged through Shakespeare, a writer that Verdi had loved and pursued for his entire life. The first result of the fortunate collaboration was Otello, which made its triumphant debut at the Scala in Milan on 5 February 1887. Despite his eighty-plus years, Verdi demonstrated an amazing ability for renewal, interpreting the words of Boito in an unexpected and original manner. Having abandoned the ‘safety’ of the number opera format for the open form, the composer created a shifting and continuous musical flow. With a nod to Wagner and author to Italian theatrical tradition, Verdi thus marked the peak of his exceptional creative career.

New staging

Zubin Mehta

Valerio Binasco

Guido Fiorato

Gianluca Falaschi

Pasquale Mari

Fabio Sartori

Hibla Gerzmava

George Petean

Riccardo Della Sciucca

Caterina Piva

Marco Miglietta

Alessandro Spina

Francesco Milanese

Orchestra, Chorus and Children chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Chrous and Children chorus Master Lorenzo Fratini
Stalls 1 200 €
Stalls 2 160 €
Stalls 3 120 €
Stalls 4 90 €
Boxes 60 €
Gallery 50€
Limited Visibility 15 €
Just Listening 15 €