Mirabilé Vocal Ensembles Comes to Florence

  The Mirabilé vocal ensemble is coming for a free concert to Florence in July.. The show will be held in the  San Bartolomeo a Monte Oliveto church located in Via Domenico Burchiello, 67, near Tasso square. Established by the late Joy Nicol, Mirabilé Vocal Ensemble singers from the Nottinghamshire area. Though the members have …

Pistoia Blues

    Marianna Jaross   The Pistoia Blues festival is back for the 36th edition from July 1 to 24. Established in 1980 as the first Italian music festival dedicated to blues music, this year the festival honors blues legend BB King, who died last May and was one of the big stars to appear …

Puccini Festival Returns

    The 61st edition of the Puccini Festival is taking place in Torre del Lago, a small town near Viareggio in the province of Lucca, at the Great Open Air Theater. The Festival will present four operas by Puccini including Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, and Trittico. Torre del Lago has a particular meaning to …

The Florence International Choir Festival

  The Florence International Choir Festival   The fourth edition of the Florence International Choir Festival is presenting in July three free concerts, one in the Salone dei Cinquecento, one in Sant’Apollonia auditorium in Via San Gallo, and one in the Santa Croce Church.   Organised by the Ensemble San Felice, an internationally renowned vocal …

Ponte Santa Trinita: Olivia Turchi

  by Marine Le Canne   Renowned for its artisan workshops, the Oltrarno has been known for its industrial production since the medieval era. In fact, the characterization of these workshops along specific streets is still evident today. However, with the transfer of the ducal Medici residence to Palazzo Pitti in the mid-sixteenth century, the …

The Florentine Beatles

  Local cover band animating Tuesday nights since 1994 returns to Dolce Zucchero   Everything is the same. The night, Tuesday, just as it has been for the past 20 years. The sound, because the instruments are the same, all ‘60s originals. The amplifiers, also original. The clothes, bought in England. Original, of course. But …

A Homage to Design

  Piero Tosi on Display   Palazzo Pitti’s Costume Gallery is currently paying tribute to notable exponents of twentieth-century fashion. The exhibition Tribute to the Maestro Piero Tosi: The art of stage costumes from the Tirelli bequest comes in the wake of the Honorary Governors Award given to Tosi in 2013 in recognition of his …