Academy of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

On the occasion of Italy's Republic Day
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On the occasion of Italy’s Republic Day, celebrated annually on the 2nd of June, the Embassy of Italy in South Africa, the Consulate General of Italy in Johannesburg, the Consulate of Italy in Cape Town, and the Italian Cultural Institute in Pretoria are proud to present an extraordinary operatic performance by the acclaimed Academy of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Italian opera as these exceptional talents grace the stages of Johannesburg on the 1st of June, Cape Town on the 3rd of June, and Durban on the 6th of June. This distinguished cultural event is a testament to the enduring bonds between Italy and South Africa, and an opportunity for audiences to experience the splendour and magic of Italian opera on South African soil.

Don’t miss this remarkable showcase – reserve your complimentary tickets now and join us in celebrating the rich tradition of Italian music and culture.

The Academy of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

The Academy of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, associated with the distinguished Opera Theatre of Florence, is home to an exceptional array of talented artists who are devoted to the world of opera.

With an emphasis on preserving the rich tradition of Italian opera, the Academy has produced numerous gifted performers who have gone on to grace the stages of prestigious opera houses worldwide. This extraordinary group of artists delivers performances that captivate audiences and immerse them in the enchanting world of Italian opera.

By attending a performance by the Academy of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, you will experience the enthralling beauty of Italian opera brought to life by exceptionally talented performers. Their dedication and skill are evident in every note and gesture, making for a truly unforgettable experience.

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness these accomplished artists as they showcase their extraordinary talents on stage. Secure your complimentary tickets now and prepare to be mesmerised by their remarkable performances.

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Lodovico Filippo Ravizza

Baritono

Lulama Taifasi 

Tenore

Caterina Meldolesi

Soprano

Matteo Mancini 

Baritono

Lorenzo Martelli

Tenore

Gianni Fabbrini

Pianist

Programme

  • “Il mio tesoro intanto”, from Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   
  • “Madamina, il catalogo è questo”, from Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
  • “Largo al factotum”, from Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini
  • “All’idea di quel metallo”, from Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini 
  • “Ritorna vincitor”, from Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
  • “Venti scudi”, from L’Elisir d’Amore by Gaetano Donizetti 
  • “Una furtiva lagrima”, from L’Elisir d’Amore by Gaetano Donizetti 
  • “Bella siccome un angelo”, from Don Pasquale di Gaetano Donizetti 
  • “Questa o quella”, from Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
  • “Di Provenza il mar, il suol”, from La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi 
  • “Tacea la notte placida”, from Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
  • “Deh, perdona”, from Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi
  • “É la solita storia del pastore”, from L’Arlesiana by Francesco Cilea
  • “O soave fanciulla”, from La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini

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Tickets are complimentary with mandatory  booking.

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Johannesburg

Wits Great Hall 

Thur 1 June – 19:00

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Cape Town 

Baxter Theatre Centre

Sat 3 June – 18:00

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Durban

The Playhouse Company

Tue 6 June – 18:30

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