Zubin Mehta performing shoulder surgery, skipping The Marriage of Figaro of the May Festival

April 4, 2022 – 15:27

The Master will undergo surgery in Los Angeles. Marc Minkowski will replace him as management

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The emeritus director of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Zubin Mehta will not be able to conduct the opera The Marriage of Figaro scheduled during the Festival del Maggio: Mehta, made known the theater, he will have to undergo orthopedic surgery on his right shoulder in Los Angelesno longer postponable.

May Festival

Zubin Mehta

The commitments in the May Festival of Maestro Mehta, therefore, will undergo variations: The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, scheduled at the Teatro della Pergola, will be directed by Maestro Marc Minkowski. The dates of the performances will undergo some changes: the first performance will be brought forward to 7 May and the reruns are scheduled for 14, 15 and 19 May. Master Mehtathe Foundation continued, respect all the other symphonic appointments scheduled with the only variation of the date change relating to the first concert: instead of April 30 it will probably be moved to June on a date that the theater is trying to locate. On the program the Symphony n.1 Titan by Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss the symphonic poem Also sprach Zarathustra, op.30. If this is not possible – said superintendent Alexander Pereira – it will be another wand to get on the podium. The concert of May 26 with the last three Mozart symphonies, 39 in E flat, remains confirmed. major K543, 40 in G min. K550 and 41 in C major K551 Jupiter and all the concerts after May.


Mehta a Vienna

Maestro Mehta, added Pereira, will be in Vienna at the Musikverein with the Maggio Orchestra on June 19th with the same Mozart program. confirmed the concert offered to the city on July 14 when Maestro Mehta will conduct Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and then the final one of the Festival on July 14.

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April 4, 2022 | 15:27

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