A Divas & Scholars Music Tour – New Generation Festival at Palazzo Corsini, Florence.

In association with the producers of the New Generation Festival, we have curated an exclusive package of events and expert talks and private recitals in addition to all the main events, concerts and the opera, Rossini’s version of the Cinderella story, Cenerentola.

This summer, from the 26th to the 30th August we invite you to Italy’s answer to Glyndebourne in the private gardens of Palazzo Corsini al Prato.

This architectural gem belonging to one of the oldest aristocratic families in Florence, opens for a glamorous weekend of opera, orchestral music and jazz. The producers  Maximilian Fane, Roger Granville and Frankie Parham will give our group an exclusive introduction to the festival and their expert insights on the music.  We will have a private talk and recital in the exquisite baroque music room of the palazzo.  On the last night we will meet the cast of Rossini’s Cenerentola at a private drinks party.

A 500-seat amphitheatre is built around a colonnaded loggia in the gardens that, coincidentally, were already home to a music festival in the 17th century., Prince Filippo Corsini counts both a saint and a pope in his family tree, and Princess Giorgiana will give us a private tour of their historic family home.

26 – 30 August 2020

Your trip includes:

Tickets to the opera and all the concerts at the New Generation Festival, Palazzo Corsini, Florence:

Rossini’s opera ‘Cenerentola’ (Cinderella)

Jazz and orchestral concerts, Chamber concert in the historic Chiesa di Ognissanti

Four nights with breakfast in a luxury boutique hotel, Hotel Kraft, a short walk from the festival.

Expert talks with the festival producer, director and conductor.

A recital for our group only in the palazzo’s Baroque sala musica.

Three dinners:

a romantic picnic in the gardens of Palazzo Corsini with delicious hampers and local wine;

an interval supper and drinks from food stalls serving regional specialities in the Palazzo gardens;

a formal dinner in the elegant limonaio (orangery) in Palazzo Corsini with organic wine produced in the family vineyard.

Drinks party with the opera cast.

Private tour of Palazzo Corsini with the owner Principessa Georgiana Corsini.

The festival after-party with live music and dancing.

(Flights not included).

CONTACT: Lucy@divasandscholars.com to reserve your places. 

Payment by bank transfer, secure Stripe-payment by phone or cheques.