posted on 23/06/16
John explains how we match music and place on each of our festivals, in this case the music being performed in some of the city’s finest palazzi gives a real sense of Florentine life at the time the music was written. He also covers the two operas performed; Handel’s Rodrigo and Jacopo Peri/Giulio Caccini’s Euridice, a reconstruction of one of the earliest operas ever composed using elements from the two rival composers.
John describes the practicalities of the festival, from the historic hotels to the guided visits and walks with art historians Dr Michael Douglas Scott and Dr Anotnia Whitley. John will be giving daily talks on the music throughout the festival.