The “Miracle” of the Teatro Comunale di Firenze”

For the 50th anniversary of Florence’s historic flood, Sala Vetri at the Opera di Firenze is hosting the photography exhibition, “Music Beyond the Water and Mud”

The show displays original photographs that illustrate the damage the Teatro Comunale di Firenze suffered during the 1966 flood. Visitors can also see the marred sketches by Georges Wakhévitch for Ferruccio Busoni’s The Bride’s Choice, part of the 1966 program of Maggio Musicale Fiorentina, as well as the costumes and jewelry donated after the flood by Ebe Stignani in an act of love for the theatre where he once performed. Two walls are dedicated to the evening of November 27th, which marked the reopening of the Theatre after just 23 days, the first institution in Florence to do so, with the performance of The Coronation of Poppaea by Claudio Monteverdi.

The artist Giulio Paolini created the logo for the event, titled Fuori Scena (Intervallo), which will also be on display in the exhibit.