• Valentine's Day: Great Opera meets Ballet in Florence

Valentine's Concert and Dinner: Auditorium Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio

Florence, Auditorium di Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio — Main Hall

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About the Event

The Valentine's Day Concert 'Opera and Ballet' offers couples the opportunity to celebrate their love with a romantic concert of opera and dance in the marvelous Auditorium Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio in Florence.

The most suggestive Opera arias by Verdi, Puccini, Tchaikovsky and other renowned romantic composers, performed by masterful soprano and tenor voices, are enriched by charming choreographies featuring classical dancers. The melodies of a Chamber Ensemble, consisting of strings and piano, will delight the public with the magic of Opera and Ballet in the most romantic day of the year.

The unique Tuscan Gourmet Menu served before the concert (18:00) creates a very special Valentine's Day experience.

Practical Information

Tuscan Gourmet Menu

Selection of Tuscan traditional cold cuts, pecorino cheese and bruschettas

First course
Pici of Montepulciano with chianina ragù and flakes of pecorino cheese from Crete Senesi

Second course
Sirloin with balsamic vinegar of Modena with borettane onions and whipped potatoes

Hot chocolate cake with raspberry cream Petit Fours.

1 Glass of wine, water and coffee

Vegetarian option available on request on site.

Before the performance, dinner awaits you at the Restaurant Baldovino Trattoria Il Francescano — Largo Piero Bargellini, 16, 50122 Firenze FI (CLOSE TO PIAZZA SANTA CROCE)

6:00 pm Dinner at Baldovino Trattoria Il Francescano
8:30 pm Beginning of concert


  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich – The Sleeping Beauty – Sleeping Beauty Waltz
  • Rossini, Gioachino – The Barber of Seville (Rossini) – 'Una voce poco fa', from Il Barbiere di Siviglia
  • Verdi, Giuseppe – Rigoletto – 'La donna è mobile', from Rigoletto
  • Verdi, Giuseppe – La Traviata – 'Parigi o cara', from La Traviata
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich – Flower Waltz (Ballet)
  • Puccini, Giacomo – Tosca – 'Recondita armonia' from Tosca
  • Puccini, Giacomo – La Bohème – 'Quando m'en vo', from La Bohème
  • -not set- – interval
Program is subject to change

Cast / Production


Soprano: Valentina Rugolo
Tenor: Leonardo Sgroi
Dancers: Martina Maiani, Giacomo Fabbio, Edoardo Zanobini
Instrumental Ensemble
Grand Piano: Beatrice Bartoli
Violin: Pino Tedeschi
Double Bass: Antonio Lipari
Coreographer: Donatella Cantagallo
Direction: Antonio Lipari


Auditorium di Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio, Piazza S. Stefano 1, Florence, Italy — Google Maps

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