Tristan und Isolde returns to the Maggio with Zubin Mehta on the podium for a new production designed by Stefano Poda in the Opening night of the 77° Festival MMF (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino) in Florence, Italy.
Tributes flowed Monday for world-renowned conductor Claudio Abbado, whose long career in such cities as Milan, London, Vienna, Chicago and Berlin was remembered along with his devotion to music and Italian culture.
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino helds its 75th edition on the theme of the voyage. Theatre, performers, and audience from Mitteleuropa to the important tour in South America (7-21 August 2012) in this year of the celebrations for Amerigo Vespucci on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of the Florentine explorer (1454 – 1512).
Zubin Mehta inaugurated the 75th edition of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino proposing one of the masterpieces of the musical culture of Central Europe, the Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, is missing from Florence since 1989. After the White Night, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence back in the streets for the arrival of the 75th Festival.