The Frost Princess

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PreviousMarch 2024

An unknown prince, a beautiful and "icy" princess, a young slave girl, three ministers of the emperor, great and impudent. Indeed, the last work of the great Giacomo Puccini takes place within a mysterious and fascinating China that is revealed through the notes like an iridescent silk ribbon that shows the multiple faces of love: Calaf's unstoppable passion and lucid ferocity of the princess, the tender sentiment of Liù and the constant attraction for the winners of the people of Beijing, ready to change their mind at the slightest change in events. And then the wise warnings of the ministers, confused by a false goodness bathed in irony to act as a counterpart to an evil and deaf executioner before any request for grace.

New staging of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in coproduction with Venti Lucenti.
In collaboration with the Assessorato all’Educazione del Comune di Firenze and Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze.

Program and cast


Conductor: Giuseppe La Malfa

Director: Manu Lalli

Riduction for a small orchestra: Enrico Minaglia

Turandot: Elina Ratiani

Liù: Rosalía Cid/Francesca Longari

Calaf: Angelo Fiore

Sooists of the Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Orchestra V. Galilei

Teatro del Maggio

Teatro del Maggio is in the centre, close to the old city walls, next to the historic Stazione Leopolda. The garden that welcomes visitors is Piazzale Vittorio Gui, named after the founder of the Stabile Orchestrale Fiorentina and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

By train
Santa Maria Novella is Florence's main train station.
From there you can reach the theatre with a short walk (about 10-15 minutes) or by taking the tram (a stop) or a taxi.

By car
The Opera di Firenze is just outside the ZTL area.
It is possible to park near the Parco delle Cascine or for a fee in the Porta al Prato car park (Via Elio Gabbuggiani, 7) and in the Piazza Vittorio Veneto car park.

By bus
Lines C1, C2 and D (Leopolda stop);
Lines 17 and 23A-B (stop Via delle Carra);
Lines 17B-C, 22, 23N, 23 and 57 (Pierluigi da Palestrina stop);
Lines 29, 29B, 29BA, 29BC, 29D, 30A, 30B, 30AC, 35 and 35° (stop Leopolda - Porta al Prato; Capolinea).

By tram
Line T1 (stop Porta al Prato - Parco della musica).

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