Florence’s Teatro della Pergola is one of Italy’s oldest and most historic theatres. Erected in 1656 by Ferdinando Tacca (son of sculptor Pietro Tacca), it was the first theatre with superimposed stage boxes (an “Italian-style theatre”). Previous to the Pergola, architects had always followed the ancient tradition of using sloping semi-circular terraces (like in Vicenza’s Olympic Theatre). The acoustics-friendly oval shape was also applied here for the first time. Today the Pergola is much more than just a theatre; it is a lively cultural centre that uses its history and the prestige of its spaces as the main sources of its potential. Its multifunctional operation culminates in the great theatre season but also hosts hundreds of other important events. A ritual is carried out each night: that of the spectacle. It is the Pergola’s calling to host the great productions, the great works by the greatest writers, the great actors, and the great directors. In September 2011 the Fondazione Teatro della Pergola took over the management of the historic theatre from MIBAC (Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities).
Musicus Concentus presents Tradizione In Movimento (Tradition in Movement), a programme of concerts that are rich and complex in terms of both the music and the venues, which include some of the most picturesque and prestigious locales in the city.
Fondazione Teatro della Pergola
via della Pergola 12/32
055.22641 – 055.0763042