Musical May and Moleskine


In the artistic life of Florence, music has had a fundamental role: here was born, at the end 15th century, the melodrama. Today the Florentine centre of music is the theatre of the 'Maggio Musicale Fiorentino", that resides at the Teatro Comunale and has produced Musical May, the oldest and most prestigious European festival, along side Bayeruth and Saltsburg, seasonal concerts, lyrical events and dance.

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The Musical May was launched on the 22nd of April 1993 with Nabucco directed by Gui, Born as a triennial, it has become since 1937 an annual event and since then an appointment for music lovers. Many are the names that have made an appearance on the stage of the Comunale among which: Vittore Gui, Bruno Walter, Zubin Metha, Maria Callas, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinskij.
This year the 70th edition, that has received the high patronage of the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano, opens with a world exclusive of 'Antigone, with Mario Martone on his directing debut at the Festival, Ivan Fedele for the first time with a lyrical Opera and Michel Tabachnik.
The eternal conflict between divine and human law plays on a stage of great importance and impact, a caged city that invades not only the stage but extends itself on the stalls.


Moleskine has participated in a double role: product that accompanies the inaugural events and official sponsor of the press. For the occasion, the cover features an autographed work by the famous artist Marco Lodola and is realised with a precious 3 colour serigraphy. The Notebook transforms into a canvas where artist can express themselves, becoming a precious collectable objects. The outer band states the number of the edition and its location and the curvatious "m" seems to vibrate to the notes of Musical May.

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