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Mozart and Figaro in Vienna: a sumptuous new musical play by Hershey Felder

Imagine two hours of operatic entertainment interspersed with humour in the comfort of your own home: that’s what Canadian creative genius Hershey Felder has achieved in his latest (and perhaps ...

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Alexander Pereira talks about the new Sala Zubin Mehta

Alexander Pereira became the head of Florence’s leading musical foundation, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, in December 2019. In this exclusive interview for DF Magazine, the Superintendent tells us about the inauguration ...

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The player in the photo: Jacob Ventura

On November 7, 2020, The Florentine published Francesco Spighi’s iconic photograph of a lone violinist performing in front of the Uffizi, 20 minutes before curfew descended for yet another night.  ...

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Mascarade Opera Studio: notes in the air

The late 16th-century façades of via il Prato are significantly conservative by Florentine standards. One imagines that the structures, with their imposing entrances and hard-edged rectangular lines, might have been ...

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Speaking Dante: a 24-hour live reading marathon

To mark the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, Milan-based theatre producer Julia Holden, in collaboration with award-winning UK playwright Justin Butcher, is curating a 24-hour marathon live reading in Florence ...

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Live music returns to Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

We’ve waited for what has felt like an eternity for so many aspects of life to open back up again, and live music was undoubtedly one of the most missed. ...

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Marisa Garreffa: Storytelling as an act of healing

“I’ll have herbal tea if there’s some going,” she chuckles, bundling with energy into The Florentine offices for an interview/chat/long overdue catch-up. “It’s been one hell of a morning.” Born ...

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Live From Florence: Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone

Hot on the heels of the success of the previous two live-streaming musical events, internationally acclaimed artist Hershey Felder’s new arts broadcasting company, Hershey Felder Presents – Live from Florence, ...

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Swan Lake and The Nutcracker come to Florence

Two theatrical treats come to Florence this winter. The most famous ballets in the world come to the magnificent Teatro della Pergola for memorable performances of dance classics.    Swan ...

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