Opera Festival 2011

Opera Festival is one of the most particular and fascinating musical events in Italy. It has taken place since 2004, featuring high quality performances in attractive and enchanting venues.  

Every year, Opera Festival transforms fascinating Tuscan places like the Boboli Gardens of Florence and San Galgano Abbey, into natural theatres where the audience can enjoy the excellence opera, classic and modern music.

When:

From July 12th until August 13th 2011

Where:

The Boboli Gardens are located in the ancient and treasured heart of the city of Florence. It is a monumental garden covering five hectares of land. It is situated behind the Pitti Palace and it constitutes its private gardens, the ideal prolongation of Ammannati’s inner courtyard. Boboli Gardens are possibly the world’s greatest example of Italian-style garden. On this occasion, Boboli shall transform itself into a theater, which shall occupy the area of the Column Field, right in front of Neptune’s Fountain, and will seat over 3000 viewers. (The entrance shall be in the Porta Romana Square). If you're a fan of gardens and you're looking for a nice and green garden to chill out in Florence here is a list.
San Galgano Abbey the varied Opera festival performance program shall find its natural expression in this wondrous space. A theater seating about 800 viewers shall be arranged within the Abbey, preserving the historical and architectural worth of this magnificent place. The stage shall be placed within the absyd, while the public shall occupy the central nave. 

The Programme:

During this year's edition the shows planned are the following - ANTONIO REZZA e FLAVIA MASTRELLA - CARMINA BURANA - DON QUIXOTE - LA TRAVIATA - LE CIRQUE INVISIBLE - LUDOVICO EINAUDI - SWAN LAKE - VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS For a complete list check out the official Opera Festival site's Programme.
For more details about the Opera Festival in italian and if you're a fan of Opera the Puccini Festival is another appointment you shouldn't miss!