Music: Maggio Musicale (Florence)
The city's major arts festival lasting until early June, with concerts by the Orchestra Regionale Toscano and dance,
including ballet performances. Music has always had a fundamental role in the artistic life of Florence, where, at the
end of the sixteenth century, the very first operas were performed, following the theory and practice of the Camerata
Today the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the centre of musical life in Florence, is based at Teatro Comunale, and produces
the Maggio Musicale Festival as well as its annual concert, opera and ballet seasons.
The Musical May normally keeps in the months of May and June, but the activities of the Communal Theatre continue all
the year, with the exception of a small period in August, with the summery season, the Work of Autumn and the
Season of the Ballets (September-December) and the Season Sinfonica (January-April); it offers incredible and a wide
one chosen of various musical, able shapes to stimulate the various tastes of public a wide one.
The Orchestra of the Musical May Fiorentino began in 1928, anch'esso thanks to Vittorio Gui, when the Stable Orchestrla Fiorentina was called. Composed of approximately 120 musicians, this orchestra has been directed from the greatest masters of our time.
The Chorus of the Musical May Fiorentino was formed in the 1933 from the first Musical May under the guide of Andrea
Morosini. The Chorus is at the composed moment gives approximately 100 members and its repertorio does include the
traditional and contemporary works and the more important sinfonice compositions.