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Opera at St. Mark's Anglican Church

Via Maggio 18, Florence, Italy
1 800 877 1755
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Ranked #8 of 220 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Performances
Owner description: Love Duets’ Concert: you do not have to be a lover of Italian Opera to enjoy this wonderful evening. It’s set in a small church from 1800’s. You have... more » Owner description: Love Duets’ Concert: you do not have to be a lover of Italian Opera to enjoy this wonderful evening. It’s set in a small church from 1800’s. You have a piano, soprano & tenor performing Opera’s love song and Italian love songs. The setting and performance is overwhelmingly powerful. You’ll be moved to tears by the emotions. Not to be missed. « less
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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went here on trip which included a 4 course meal in a nearby traditional restaurant. It was a wonderful night and the opera was amazing - truely first class.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A lovely venue and a reasonable ticket price. This was a memorable evening because the soprano gave a memorable performance. Memorable because she got up and murdered a succession of popular arias, blasting away at full volume, taking a run up at every high note and mugging at the audience in an attempt to act. We struggled not to laugh... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very intimate setting, you can almost reach out and touch the singers. Very well done, the singing brought tears to many in the audience. I would strongly recommend this event to anyone visiting Florence.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We attended a "Love Duets" performance on a Weds. night. It is an intimate, and lovely setting, and the staff do a very nice job of making everyone feel welcome. There are no "bad seats", everyone is seated within 15 meters of the "stage" (which is an area of the church in front of the first few rows of pews.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Butterfly was flying from the first minut. She gave a stunning acting performance andchit me several times right in the middle of my heart. Very touching and above all; so very tender and giesha-like... Christiano Manzoni wellwillingly distributed his energy from start till finish. Especially the last part he put down a terrific atmosphere of hope and unendless despair. Hartbreaking...... More

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Not only are Ghiberti's doors from the Baptistry here so is The Deposition (aka the Florence Pietá). Check out the face of Nicodemus it's a self portrait of the artist. Originally this was supposed to go on his tomb at Santa Maria Maggiore but Michelangelo had a tantrum and smashed it when he found a flaw in the marble. Best... More

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Swansea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We saw 'Love Duets' and 'La Traviatta' whilst we were in Florence. Both were amazing and we were seated very close to the opera singers as the performances were held in a church. Per-booked tickets online before arriving - organiser could not have been more helpful. Would definitely go back.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My husband and I went to an opera on a Tuesday night. The church is nothing fancy, especially when you consider it's competition in Florence. The singing was very good, the actors were entertaining. They completed the opera with an overview to each act and they sang the important song from the act. We sat on the side of the... More

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It was indeed a great opera but our view was blocked. The performance however, was amazing. It's worth it to pay the extra euros to sit in the front or book early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was our first taste of live Opera and what an introduction. After a very warm welcome the performance was absolutely first class. A very intimate venue, our front row seats put us within touching distance of the singers. Miki Shibahara as Madame Butterfly gave a very emotional performance and Cristiano Manzoni accompanying on the piano was absolutely superb. This... More

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