LXXXI Festival of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino


Paul Hindemith

Cardillac by Paul Hindemith, based on a short story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, was staged on 9 November 1926 in Dresden. A later version in four acts was created by Hindemith for Zurich. The Maggio will be staging the first version. The story takes place in 17th-Century Paris. The protagonist, the goldsmith Cardillac, is obsessively possessive of his creations-masterpieces, so much so as to be led to kill the buyers in order to have them back. This is a musical and philosophical reflection on the role of the artist and his need to go beyond established rules and laws. The opera returns to the Maggio twenty-six years on from the previous staging directed by Bruno Bartoletti, and marks the debut of Fabio Luisi at the Festival, and Valerio Binasco as the director of the opera.

Opera in tre atti e quattro scene
Libretto di Ferdinand Lion da Das Fräulein von Scuderi di E.T.A. Hoffmann
Musica di Paul Hindemith
Prima rappresentazione: 9 novembre 1926 al Semperoper di Dresda

Nuovo allestimento


Fabio Luisi

Valerio Binasco

Assistant director
João Carvalho Aboim

Light designer
Pasquali Mari

Guido Fiorato

Assistant scenography
Anna Varaldo

Gianluca Falaschi

Assistant costumes
Anna Missaglia

Choir director
Lorenzo Fratini

Orchestra and Choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Cardillac, the goldsmith
Martin Gantner

Cardillac's daughter
Gun-Brit Barkmin

The officer
Ferdinand von Bothmer

The gold merchant
Pavel Kudinov

The courtier (cavalier)
Johannes Chum

The lady
Jennifer Larmore

Provost marshal
Adriano Gramigni

Sat 5 May, ore 19:00
Wed 9 May, ore 20:00
Sat 12 May, ore 15:30
Tue 15 May, ore 20:00

Stalls 1 € 100
Stalls 2 € 80
Stalls 3 € 65
Stalls 4 € 50
Boxes € 35
Gallery € 20

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Piazzale Vittorio Gui, 1
50144 Firenze

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