A Precursor to Decadentism
Tchaikovsky's 'Iolanta' in Florence,
reviewed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
Once more, in dealing with the May Music Festival in Florence, we have to recall that the event is in very severe financial stringency and has piled up a major debt. (See Troubles in Florence, 2 May 2015 and 6 May 2013.) This year the festival lasts two months but features only two fully staged operas (Tchaikovsky's Iolanta and Britten's Albert Herring) and the world premiere of an opera in a concert version (Vacchi's Lo Specchio Magico) for only one evening, as well as a large number of symphonic and chamber concerts. Albert Herring is the only new opera production; Iolanta is imported from the New York Metropolitan Opera House and Warsaw Weilki Opera House...
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