The Maggio di Vino Committee is arranging its seventh consecutive Wine Auction in support of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
This year for the occasion of the inauguration of the Festivale di Maggio (May Festival) and fund raising Ball in honour of Maestro Zubin Mehta, honorary lifetime Director of the orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Celebrating Maestro Zibun Mehta’s birthday, the event will be held Friday, April 29, 2011 at 10.00pm, and will be hosted in the in the splendid setting of the seventeenth century Villa Le Corti, home of the Prince Corsini. Proceeds from the evening will go to the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
Under the patronage of:
Matteo Renzi, Mayor of Florence
Francesca Colombo, Overseer of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Mrs. Nancy Mehta
Maestro Andrea Bocelli
Mr Matteo Corvino
Ms. Maura Costa
Marchesa Rosaria Frescobaldi
S.A.I.R. Princess Maria-Anna Galitzine
Professor Adalberto Giazotto
Marchese Ginori Lisci
Countess Camilla Lucchesi Palli di Campofranco
Countess Andriana Marcello
Signor Pietro E. Meschi
Marchesa Niccolini di Camugliano
Countess Isabella Pandolfini
Marchesa Pucci di Barsento
Lady Evelyn Razzanelli
Her Grace the Duchess of Somerset
Marchesa Elena Torrigiani di Santa Cristina
Monsieur Bertrand du Vignaud de Villefort
Maggio di Vino Committee:
Clotilde Corsini (Presidente)
Carlo Arborio Mella
Alessandra Torrigiani Malaspina
Programme of the Weekend:
A- Thursday 28 APRIL
6.30pm ? welcome drinks in the Theatre
7.30pm ? Inauguration of the 74° Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
“Aida”di G. Verdi, director Maestro Zubin Mehta
(during the interval, buffet in riserved area)
B – Friday 29 APRIL
11.00am ? guided visit along the Vasari Corridor
1.00pm – brunch
– at Palazzo Pandolfini received by Count Niccolò and Isabella Pandolfini
– at Palazzo Gondi received by Marchesi Bernardo and Vittoria Gondi
– at Palazzo Frescobaldi received by Marchesi Ferdinando and Rosaria Frescobaldi
– at Casa Marcello-Niccolini received by Contessa Andriana Marcello and by Marchesi Lorenzo and Alessandra Niccolini di Camugliano
9.30pm – shuttle service to transfer to Villa Le Corti
10.00pm – Ball in honor of Maestro Zubin Mehta on occasione of his birthday
Shuttle service to return to Florence will be available from 1.00am.
C- Saturday 30 APRIL
1.00pm – brunch
– at Palazzo Corsini on the grass received by Prince Filippo and Giorgiana Corsini
– at Villino Torrigiani al Campuccio received by Marchesi Raffaele and Elena Torrigiani di Santa Cristina
– at Palazzo Ginori received by Marchesi Lorenzo and Sandra Ginori Lisci
– at Palazzo Pucci received by Marchesa Cristina Pucci di Barsento
3.00pm – private visit to the collection “Cristalli, l’ordine dal caos” (‘Crystal, order out of chaos’), The most beautiful minerals in the world – The Observatory Museum
8:30pm Concert – Barenboim, Mehta at Teatro del Maggio Fiorentino
(buffet during the interval in a reserved area)
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