Lyrical Opera is deeply rooted in Tuscany, and its origins are traced back to the activity of the Florentine Camerata, a group of
intellectuals who used to gather at Palazzo Bardi, in Via de' Benci in Florence, to talk about music,
literature, science, and art.
The first documented meeting is dated January 14th, 1573 and the purpose of the society was to restore the splendor of the dramatic style of the ancient Greeks. Their activity led to the development, in the musical field, of a recitative style capable of cadencing the singing, making the lyrics more understandable and the singing more similar to recitation.
The members of the Florentine Camerata were characters of the highest cultural level, mainly from the cities of Florence, Pisa, Arezzo and beyond.
Tuscany Opera Festival aims to walk the streets that these characters trod centuries earlier and to spread the culture of opera in every corner of our region, bringing events of the highest quality in squares, villages, and in the most characteristic cultural points of interest in Tuscany.
From the Piazza del Duomo in San Gimignano to the Ponte del Diavolo in Borgo a Mozzano passing through the hilly landscapes of the countryside of Livorno, Tuscany Opera Festival adapts each of its works to the context in which it takes place, enhancing every location where it brings its lyrical representations both from a cultural and tourist point of view.
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