È Puccini the star of the month of November to Plays by the May, with a new arrangement for adults (the Tabarro / Suor Angelica / Gianni Schicchi triptych) and a novelty tailored to the younger audience (Ciak! Bohème!). But together with the Tuscan composer, a classic from the Florentine theater repertoire will return to the stage as well Rigoletto di Giuseppe Verdi and two symphonic appointments, the first with the maestro Nicola Piovani and the second with a female conductor, Joan Sheep, which closes the programming month.
It is a first absolute representation that of Ciak! Bohème! re-adaptation of Giacomo Puccini's masterpiece commissioned by the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Foundation and produced by the theater in collaboration with the Department of Education of the Municipality of Florence, the Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze Foundation and Venti Lucenti which will be staged at Goldoni Theater from Friday 8 November at 20 (other performances: 9 November hours 16: 30 and 20; 10 November hours 16: 30). In the show, designed for the boys between the 6 and the 14 years, the melancholy toymaker Parpignol tells the story, dreams, hopes, chimeras, Mimì, Rodolfo, Marcello, Musetta and their friends through his "magic lantern" , set in a cold Paris winter at the end of the nineteenth century, which for the young florist will be fatal. An opera, mixed with prose and with the first attempts to create the "cinema", that of dreams, will become one of the most impressive vehicles. A show about love and youth, where Giacomo Puccini's music guides the images evoked by the lamp and the actions of the artists on the scene.
Friday 15 November to 20 (other performances Sunday 17 hours 15: 30; Wednesday 20 and Saturday 23 at 20) the Puccini triptych is staged Tabarro / Suor Angelica / Gianni Schicchi who sees the master Valerio Galli and the director Denis Krief to return together to the Teatro del Maggio on the occasion of this new installation created by the Florentine theater in co-production with the Teatro del Giglio in Lucca and the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari. The 14 December 1918 premiered at the Metropolitan in New York with a substantially positive outcome, the three works together are a perfect balance of music and dramaturgy: it begins with a story of jealousy that ends with a murder and then continues with a family tragedy and, just at the end, some laughter is torn off.
From November 16 to 20 (other performances: 19, 22 and 26 November hours 20; 24 November hours 15: 30) on stage Rigoletto di Giuseppe Verdi in the staging with the direction of Francesco Micheli extrapolated from the popular Trilogy presented in Florence for the first time in September 2018 and since then entered the repertoire of May. Micheli, who has signed a dramaturgy able to unite the three popular Verdi titles Trovatore, Rigoletto and Traviata, traces a red thread that sees the three works united by two central elements: a huge tricolor that opens and closes each of the shows, and the presence of the choir, that choir that according to Giuseppe Verdi is a unanimous character that binds, that passes, that transmigrates from the three works that do not have a unity in itself but deeply touch the collective imagination, uniting it in the emotions, sometimes conflicting, of the passions.
Il November 21 at 20 the Oscar award returns Nicola Piovani who will be in Florence to direct the Orchestra del Maggio in a series of excerpts from the soundtracks of as many cinematographic masterpieces, from the Suite taken from Kaos and Good morning Babylonia from the films of Vittorio and Paolo Taviani, to the Suite from Il marchese del Grillo from the film by Mario Monicelli, from the suite from La vita è bella by Roberto Benigni to the Suite Fellini (music from the films of Federico Fellini: Interview, La voce della Luna and Ginger & Fred).
Last appointment of the month is the one with Joan Sheep, Portuguese orchestra conductor who the November 29 at 20 will be on the May podium to direct the Orchestra in the Prélude to the après-midi d'un faune L 87 by Claude Debussy, in the Nyx composition by Esa-Pekka Salonen and in the Symphony n. 5 in E flat major op. 82 by Jean Sibelius.