24 April-6 May 2007. For the 70th Festival of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, conducted by Michel Tabachnick, directed by Mario Martone, with Monica Bacelli, Chiara Taigi, Roberto Abbondanza and Bruno Lazzaretti.
Florence sees the inauguration of the 70th edition of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with the specially commissioned world premiere of Antigone by Lecce composer Ivan Fedele (24 April, 4 and 6 May 2007). Fedele is one of the key figures in international contemporary music, his compositions providing an interesting synthesis between great operatic tradition and recent research into electronic and twelve-tone music. Antigone is his operatic debut and it will be conducted by Michel Tabachnik