Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

27 May-28 June. The three operas in the festival this year are Bernstein's Candide (until 3 June) Britten's Turn of the Screw (until 7 June), and Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande (18-25 June).

Maggio Elettrico presents two concerts, Teatro Natura (12 June) and In Solo (13 June), both of which include a number of Italian and world premieres of experimental music, including Karlheinz Stockhausen's Solo for Melody instrument with Feedback, which was commissioned for the Japanese broadcasting network in the 1965 and performed in 1966. The original piece required one musician and four assistants using original tape recording feedbacks. Both concerts are in the Limonaia di Villa Strozzi.

The programme for the Messa di S. Giovanni Battista (24 June) includes music by Gounod, as well as works by past organists and composers of S. Maria dei Fiori, where the Mass is held.

The last symphony concert performance is Mahler's 2nd symphony, conducted by Daniele Gatti. It is known as the Resurrection symphony and was written between 1888 and 1894. For more details of the programme see Opera di Firenze website

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