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“Intimate, moving performances” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Opera at St. Mark's Anglican Church

Opera at St. Mark's Anglican Church
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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.
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“Intimate, moving performances”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

This was a great experience. We went to the Wed night Italian Love Duets show. The program included performances from "La Boheme", "La Traviata" "Turandot", "Tosca", The Marriage of Figaro", "Rigoletto" and "The Merry widow".

The venue was small, intimate and acoustically excellent. Ther performers, Francescea Caligaris, Maurizio Marchini and Eugenio Milazzo were outstanding and really made the venue fill with their voices and the piano. I particularly liked the "Nessun Dorma" performed by Mr. Marchini.

The atmosphere is casual. I wore a suit and felt over-dresses, more of a slacks and polo vibe. The Church is not air conditioned, so be careful in extreme heat or cold - We went in Decemeber, the weather was 35 degrees farenhite outside, with our coats on we were fine. The price was only 15 euros each - A STEAL! This is a Great night out, something to experience while in Florence.

Visited December 2012
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“Good entertainment. ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

The hotel helped us find this and booked us tickets. It was 25euro. It's a nice Anglican church. There are a few seats with bad views so be sure to get a reservation early. We got it two days in advance.
Chairs were comfortable. The MC was good, explaining each vignette in English.
We saw Carmen. Performed by 5 singers. The acting and the use of silence was very armature, however there were no chorus or stage sets to help them. The voices were very good. The tiny blonde woman playing Michaela was SUPERB. She felt every word and note she sang and I felt them too. I wish her part had been bigger. Everyone else was very good, but not professional quality.
We do have a degrees in musical theatre so our assessment may be a bit harsher than the average audience member.
Very worth the evening out.

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“Tosca”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

My first Itlaian opera in a very small intimate space. We felt a part of the drama of Tosca. Beautifully presented. We are now hooked on good opera.

Visited October 2012
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“must see while in florence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

I just saw "figaro" at st marks in florence: great performance, a show at st marks is a must see if you are in florence. The music was sensational, the church atmosphere creates the perfect location, and the MC explains in english what is going on (in case you are not an opera buff). Singers were amazing. Spend a few extra dollars and get a front row seat: you are so close to the performers you can reach out and touch them.

Visited November 2012
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“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

There is a reason this is a top recommendation on TA. We had never been to an opera performance before and truly enjoyed it. It was the perfect length of time, so you never got bored.

Visited October 2012
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