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Three Must-See Performances at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Celebrating its 81st anniversary this year, the Italian arts festival, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, is one of the highlights of the cultural season in Florence. With events ranging from opera and dance to concerts and theatrical performances, the festival (May 5th – July 13th 2018) takes place at various iconic locations around the city. Located on the elegant Piazza della Repubblica, a stay at Hotel Savoy puts you in easy reach of the best performances.

Ottoni del Maggio (10th July, 2018)

A night of music “under the stars” in Florence’s Arcetri Observatory, this concert takes in a huge, beautiful sweep of styles, from a post-Renaissance sonata by Monteverdi and Henry Purcell’sTrumpet Tune and Air to love songs by Ennio Morricone andStardust by Hoagy Carmichael.

Macbeth (11th-13th July, 2018)

Conducted by the maestro, Riccardo Muti, this performance sets the Shakespearean tragedy of Macbethto the music of Verdi. A special event to mark the 50th anniversary of Muti's debut in Florence, Macbeth will be sung by Luca Salsi in the title role, with Vittoria Yeo singing the part of Lady Macbeth.

For those visiting Florence this autumn, the cultural highlight to watch out for is the Marina Abramović retrospective at the Palazzo Strozzi. Opening on 21st September and running through to the new year, the exhibition will encompass more than 100 works from the artist’s career, from the 1970s through to the 2000s.

The perfect place from which to enjoy a cultural escape in Florence, Hotel Savoy awaits. To experience the best the city has to offer, book your stay at the Hotel Savoy by calling us on +39 055 27 35 1 or emailing (reservations.savoy@roccofortehotels.com).

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