Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence: Address, Phone Number, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Reviews: 4/5

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
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Il Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino è uno dei più importanti d'Europa ed organizza il più antico Festival musicale insieme a quelli di Bayreuth e Salisburgo.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
How to get there
  • Cascine Olmi • 4 min walk
  • Porta al Prato-Leopolda Parco della musica • 4 min walk
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Lena Y
15 contributions
Great concert hall
Dec 2018
Florence is a magical city because of its history. one would never imagine a very modern concert hall with great architecture and fantastic acoustics. A must see!
Written 16 January 2019
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LucRolland
Montreal, Canada28 contributions
Opera Carmen; not so sure
Dec 2018 • Couples
Though the theatre is very nice and comfy, the sound isn’t so great. But I’m here to talk about the opera itself, the story sets the life of a Spanish soldier in 1820 but the stage settings are in the 1980’s which feels really wrong. The time periods are too different to be played with a modern decor, same with the lifestyles. Plus they change the ending but not the song to represent, I guess, the modern days. To me, it felt all wrong. But it was well played, the music and the songs were great.
Written 1 December 2018
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Leeland L
20 contributions
Very impressed
Sep 2018 • Couples
Saw their contemporary version of La Traviata, excellent job by cast and orchestra. The facilities appear to be almost new compared to the grand halls in London, Paris, Rome.
While on vacation, we try to experience a performance, to capture the essence of the community. We were impressed, many Americans were there because the performances are professional and reasonable in costs to Broadway.
Written 25 September 2018
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JoanR
14 contributions
What a gem!!
Jul 2018 • Couples
Heard Zubin Mehta and Andreas Schiff with Brahms Piano Concerto and Shostakovich symphony. It was fantastic, Acoustics were absolutely wonderful - and we are Classical Music snobs. We got a cab from our hotel as we would never have found the place, ate really good food in the cafeteria. Very few tourists and almost no English at all. Audience members were nicely dressed - not formal but better than you would see in the USA. There is a taxi stand outside the Teatro so we got a cab back. Highlight of our entire Italy trip
Written 30 July 2018
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Giovanna P
6 contributions
Beautiful building and great attractions
Jul 2018 • Solo
While in Florence, do not miss the artistic program of the Teatro del Maggio. I was fortunate enough to watch the concert of Zubin Mehta and Andras Schiff. It was fantastic! In addition, I had the chance to walk through a less touristy region of the city. I loved it.

 

Written 17 July 2018
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bjslm19
Bewdley, UK12 contributions
La Traviata in full splendour
Nov 2017 • Couples
Whilst it is strange to visit a modern building such as Teatro del Maggio Musicale when in historic Florence it really is a magical (and emotional) experience. There is a choice of seat prices to suit every budget. We had the 20 euro seats and still could enjoy the full production, with excellent visuals and stunning acoustics.

The theatre is on the edge of town near the River Arno and can be easily reached by tram from the main train station. During the performance breaks you can dine and drink in the ground floor restaurant area. Dress code is relaxed but most people opt for smart casual.
Written 22 November 2017
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Tim C
Milborne Port, UK155 contributions
Worth the hike
Sep 2017 • Family
This did not exist when I first went to Florence. It is a stunning bit of modern architecture, and the auditorium itself was amazing. Acoustics were brilliant.

We went to see Madame Butterfly and had outstanding seats for about Euro50 or so. Production was very good; opera well sung; plot feeble as ever but some really nice tunes and harmony. Bit harsh on the young lass playing the three year old son, as she has to watch her "mother" off herself with a samurai sword several times a week, which presumably might help the development of the blue devils later in life.

It is very concrete, huge, and deliberately minimalist as a theatre, but it could have done with a few more bars for the interval. One "cafeteria" (not a good word at a grand opera house) down the other end of procedings is not really enough, and they could cure this by setting up a few stalls along the entry hall flogging prosecco or similar.

Unless you are an absolute opera snob, you will like it as a venue and I thought the quality of the production superb.
Written 29 September 2017
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deanjanssens
Florence, Italy6 contributions
Opera and Concerts
Jul 2017
The MMF has an amazing chorus and orchestra. In my opinion they are the best in Italy. I would highly recommend anybody to go and see their season. Coming to the opera will make a wonderful evening. Be sure to support them.
Written 4 July 2017
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faniii84
Rome, Italy2 contributions
Amazing bulinding forgetable performance
Feb 2017 • Solo
I saw a Bellini opera there. The cast was pretty good, but this opera was not for me, but booring.
Anyway the building is amazing.
Hope will be back soon for another venue.
Written 8 March 2017
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1travelergal
Los Angeles, CA23 contributions
Always a treat and a must during my visits each year.
Jun 2015
I love the Maggio Musicale and take it in each year. There are many different kinds of performances. Certainly there is one to meet every musical interest. Also visit the new beautiful opera house. Extraordinary.
Written 21 December 2015
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