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Florence Musical May (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino)

The Florence May Festival was first held in 1933, and it ­ wasn't long before it had established itself as one of the most important international festivals in Italy. It offers chamber and symphonic music, ballet, and dance, and is recognized as a pioneer in its efforts to revive rare foreign and Italian operas. Most of the larger events are held in the Teatro della Pergola or the more modern Teatro Comunale, home of the festival's resident opera company.
In the past, when operas were staged outdoors, the city fathers had to ban the Vespa motor scooters that young Florentines use to get around, for fear that the noise would ruin the listening experience for festivalgoers.
Many of the world's greatest singers have performed at the festival, among them Maria Callas, Renata Tebaldi, Mario del Monaco, and Boris Christoff. The festival regularly commissions new opera and dance productions, using funds received from the Ministry of Culture.
Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation
Corso Italia 16
Firenze, Tuscany 50123 Italy
39-55-2779-1; fax: 39-55-2872-22
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 117
IntlThFolk-1979, p. 242
MusFestEurBrit-1980, p. 114
MusFestWrld-1963, p. 100
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Zubin Mehta, so used to accompanying supertenors, draws vibrant, collaborative playing from the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino makes useful contributions.
Zubin Mehta will conduct the orchestra and chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in the production by the Teatro Comunale of Florence.
Apart from a few unforgettable occasions lost in time--his Cinderella at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino festival in 1949 with the original cast, or Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev's yearning vehicle, Marguerite and Armand, at La Scala in 1966--touring companies have not included much of his work.
This detailing gives the Parco della Musica e della Cultura, which is also home to the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, immense prestige and international recognition.
I love discovering these roles, and I have to thank l'Opera de Quebec for my first Amelia and my first Tosca," she says on the phone from New York, having just returned from her debut at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Poulenc's Stabat Mater.
Recent and upcoming restagings attest to the international demand: Pillar of Fire at La Scala, the Teatro Comunale during the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, and with the Birmingham Royal Ballet in England; Echoing of Trumpets performed by American Ballet Theatre and the Queensland Ballet in Australia; Jardin for Louisville Ballet, Ballet du Theatre Capitole du Toulouse, and the Star Dancers in Japan; and Dark Elegies for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.