|Interior of New Theater|
By Paige Gherardi
The 2012 season has been released for the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. After an inaugural event of the new theater by Stazione Leopolda on December 21st, the theater will close until it is completed. The new structure is expected to open again on November 24, 2012. Maestro Zubin Mehta told the Corriere Fiorentino that “the new theater will be an intimate one with, obviously, perfect acoustics.” He later mentioned that “Florence has an extraordinary group of supporters, but the applause are not enough.” Zubin encourages Florentines to help by donating money to the new theater that will host music and dance events in the Renaissance city like never before. Mayor Matteo Renzi commented that the new theater will be a great opportunity for Florence. During the 11 months of work on the new theater the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino will complete 18 opera and ballet productions, 18 large concerts and two summer galas, and three new productions in their old theater anxiously awaiting the opening of their new home.