Free Concert in Tribute to Franco Zeffirelli

The San Filippo Neri concert hall at the Zeffirelli Foundation

A world premiere by a contemporary composer along with a selection from time-honored classics by Puccini are on the program on Saturday, May 5 (3:30 pm) in a free event at the concert hall of Zeffirelli Foundation in piazza San Firenze 5.

The concert, in homage to the filmmaker internationally known for “Romeo and Juliet,” (1968), “The Taming of the Shrew,” (1967), “Brother Sun, Sister Moon,” (1972) and “The Champ” (1979), “Hamlet” (1990)  and “Jane Eyre” (1996).  On stage will be Maggio Musicale Youth Choir conducted by Lorenzo Fratini along with singers from the Maggio Musicale Academy and the Fiesole Music School accompanied by soloists Rodolfo Alessandrini and Mauro Zuccante on the piano.

The performance will feature the late Daniele Lombardi’s Il giardino della bizzarria, commissioned by Opera di Firenze in addition to pieces from Turandot, La Bohème and Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini.