Before attending the opera at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence, you will take a guided walk on the link between Mozart and Florence and the fame of the Italian librettists. We will finish the visit to the Teatro della Pergola, the first Italian-style theater, before the debut of the performance.
WALKING TOUR: starts at 11.00am
You will take a pleasant walk of an hour and a half in Florence, with an expert and licensed guide who will introduce you to the opera on stage at the Teatro della Pergola after the guided tour, Le Nozze di Figaro.
You will start from the hotel where the young Amadeus stayed in Florence with his father. Here you will hear about the Camerata de 'Bardi and how this group of intellectuals laid the foundations for the melodrama that spread from Florence throughout Europe. You will discover the very high reputation of Italian librettists, to the point of often making them the favorites of foreign composers: an excellent example was Da Ponte who began a fertile collaboration with Mozart and was decisive for the drafting of the opera you will see tonight.
You will hear the story of little Mozart, his exams at various academies, his success as a composer and performer, his boyhood friendships and his father's ambitions. You will stop in front of the house where the poet Maria Maddalena Morelli lived in 1780, known as “Corilla Olimpica”, who fully understood Mozart's talent and welcomed him into her living room, a meeting place for intellectuals and literaries.
The tour will end right at the Teatro della Pergola where Le Nozze di Figaro will be staged in the evening. But before the performance you will have the opportunity to visit the theater and hear its history.
FREE TIME: from 12.30pm to 3.30pm
At the end of the tour you will have three hours of autonomy to have lunch and prepare for the show at the Teatro della Pergola.
OPERA: starts at 3.30 pm
It was the year 1786 and on 1 May the first of the three masterpieces created by Mozart in collaboration with Lorenzo Da Ponte made its debut at the Burgtheater in Vienna: Le Nozze di Figaro. The subject, taken from the well-known Le mariage de Figaro, written by Beaumarchais in 1778, is particularly congenial to Mozart for situations and characters at stake that lend themselves to a psychological investigation in music without equal before then.
The score is marked from the very first bars by an overwhelming vitality: the opening notes of the overture drag us into the crazy journée of Figaro and his companions and from then on the music acquires such power that it becomes action itself through twists, disguises. , traps, broken promises, unexpected revelations, loves that cause disturbance, but also nostalgia and torment, up to the conciliatory final of the fourth act that will restore harmony and order of things.
PLEASE NOTE: at the time of purchase you can choose between two different types of sector of the theatre: sector A, seats close to the stage, or sector C, standard seats. Choose the option you prefer. Following the purchase, to finalize the reservation, you will be contacted by us to issue a regular invoice.
- Expert and licensed guide
- Guided private tour with introduction to the opera
- Visit of the theatre
- Opera ticket (in the sector chosen at the time of purchase)
This experience is provided by Destination Florence, in collaboration with the Teatro del Maggio and AGT Firenze is the Association of Official Tourist Guides of Florence and its Province.