Streaming of Past Maggio Musicale Performances, Part 1
Although live professional concerts have stopped, the music will go on. Florence’s Teatro del Maggio, not wanting to deprive listeners of entertainment, offers classical music thanks to past Maggio Musicale performances to all from their archives via Facebook (@maggiomusicale).
March 24 (8 pm): The series opens with a performance of The Coronation of Poppea, an opera by Claudio Monteverdi, first performed on November 27, 1966 when the Teatro Comunale re-opened after the November 4 flood.
March 25 (3:30 pm): the historic 1994 broadcast features the Maggio Musicale Orchestra conducted by Zubin Metha in an interpretation of works by Russian composers Mussorgsky, Borodin and Rimsky-Korsakov; the first two exemplified Romanticism while Rimsky-Korsakov was inspired by folk songs in his creation of a nationalistic style of music.
Always on a Russian note, at 8 pm, there will be streaming of the Maggio Musicale Orchestra and Chorus performing compositions by Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky with Zubin Metha on the podium at Teatro della Pergola.
March 26 (8 pm): the evening brings another opera production, Il Farnace, by Antonio Vivaldi under the direction of Federico Maria Sardelli.
March 27 (8 pm): the audience will be treated to a staging of Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo with the Maggio Musicale Orchestra conducted by Zubin Metha. (rosanna cirigliano)