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 During the year there are many appointments with the great music of Maestro Giacomo Puccini.

As he would have liked it, played everywhere, in the square, at the theatre, at sunset, on the lake shore, but always with passion and with the quality of great interpreters.

 

cartoline pucciniane in piazza cittadella - concerto

 

From June to September a musical tribute to the aperitif hour with opera recitals.
A stone's throw from Maestro Puccini's birthplace, Le Cartoline Pucciniane are the result of the collaboration between Teatro del Giglio, Fondazione Giacomo Puccini and Puccini Museum - Casa Natale.
4 postcards, one for each month, accompany the summer in Piazza Cittadella, in the heart of Lucca, in the small square in front of the Maestro's birthplace. 
4 magic concerts, where the public can approach the great Puccini repertoire with simplicity and informality, surrounded by the unique atmosphere of the squares and monuments of the composer's hometown.
4 operas with selections of arias, and concerted duets accompanied by piano.
Ticket office of Teatro del Giglio - tel. (+39) 0583 465320 -
biglietteria@teatrodelgiglio.it
Puccini Museum - tel. (+39) 0583 584028 -
info@puccinimuseum.it

 

Foto di Giacomo Puccini con gli amici alla casa dei genitori a Celle Puccini

In the Serchio Valley, just as it used to be done in the past, in the summer you stay awake in the front yard. If the courtyard is that of Puccini's house, the vigil is done, of course, listening to opera concerts and recitals.
The concert festival Celle sotto le stelle, in Celle di Pescaglia in the village among the chestnut woods, promoted and organized by the association Lucchesi nel Mondo, offers, in the summer months, some beautiful evenings of music in the square in front of the museum set up in the house of the ancestors and in the afternoon the house is open for visits.
Lucchesi nel Mondo - tel. (+39) 0583 46785 -
lucchesinelmondo@virgilio.it
 

But not only the courtyard of the Puccini house hosts music in summer. Serchio delle Muse is the open-air itinerant festival that brings opera to the Serchio Valley, with the suggestive scenery of the Apuan Alps and the stage of squares, gardens, remote and unusual places in the mountains. When evening falls and the show is about to go on stage, the Valley rediscovers the magic of the vigils of yesteryear, the pleasure of being together in the cool in the squares, on the festivals of the churches, and like a spell the Serchio calls its Muses, and all the guests.
Throughout the summer, from July to September, evenings with the best artists of national and international fame, concerts and performances, Opera Gala.
 Il Serchio delle Muse - tel. (+39) 0583 760921 -
info@serchiodellemuse.it

Festival Pucciniano a Torre del Lago Puccini

 

Also in summer, between July and August, in Versilia, the adopted land of Giacomo Puccini who spent part of his life there, a dream of the Maestro is fulfilled every year: to see his operas performed right there, on the shores of the lake where he composed many of his immortal melodies.
The historic Puccini Festival in the Gran Teatro all'aperto sul Lago di Massaciuccoli presents every year an operatic program that puts on stage the best singers, conductors, directors, musicians, set designers, costume designers for the performance of the Maestro's most famous operas in one of the most anticipated events of the cultural life of Tuscany, the most important opera festival in Italy and the only one in the world dedicated to the composer Giacomo Puccini. Since 1930, over the years, it has become a prestigious event capable of attracting thousands of spectators from all over the world. Puccini's operas are staged in the Great Open Air Theatre of 3,400 seats, right in front of the Casa Museo del Maestro Puccini where his remains are still kept.
Ticket office Puccini Festival - tel. (+39) 0583 465320 -
ticketoffice@puccinifestival.it
 

On the anniversary of the death of Giacomo Puccini, Tuesday 29 November, the Puccini Month, the winter festival of the Puccini Festival Foundation in collaboration with other institutions in Versilia, kicks off. Between November 29th and the anniversary of the Maestro's birth on December 22nd, a series of interesting events dedicated to music, art, literature and cinema. Not only theatre, the events are hosted in unusual places in the city and other prestigious locations in Versilia.
Ticket office Puccini Festival - tel. (+39) 0583 465320 -
ticketoffice@puccinifestival.it

Luca, rappresentazione al teatro del Giglio per I giorni di Puccini

In Lucca, on the other hand, with autumn we return to the theatre for a tribute to Puccini completely out of the classical world.
From a collaboration with the Teatro del Giglio, all the versatility of Puccini in a festival that is becoming more and more successful precisely because of its ability to explore and communicate worlds seemingly distant, united by the name of Giacomo Puccini.
Since the first edition, in 2015, Lucca i giorni di Puccini - Puccini Days has put together various and different musical experiences by combining opera with jazz, rock and tzigana music, to cross over into the theater of storytelling, integrating appointments with big names, made in collaboration with the City of Lucca, Fondazione Giacomo Puccini and Teatro del Giglio, and realized with the support of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca, the patronage of MIBACT - Ministry of Heritage and Culture and Tourism, Tuscany Region, AGIS Toscana.
Ticket office of Teatro del Giglio - tel. (+39) 0583 465320 -
biglietteria@teatrodelgiglio.it
Puccini Museum – tel. (+39) 0583 584028 – info@puccinimuseum.it

 

Lucca inernational puccini festival nella chiesa di san giovanni

 But if you happen to be in Lucca, at any time of the year,  Puccini e la sua Lucca International Festival will welcome you, for a concert before dinner, a few steps from the house where you were born.
For 12 years the only Festival that offers the music of Giacomo Puccini in his hometown, Lucca,
From April 1 to October 31 the concerts are held every day at 19:00 at St. John's Basilica. From 1st November to 31st March every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:15 p.m. in the winter festival venue at the Oratory of St. Joseph.
With more than 12 years of uninterrupted programming, more than 4000 concerts performed and more than 70 professional singers in its cast, the Festival offers every evening different programmes and interpreters for a high quality Puccini experience in the city where the Maestro was born.
Puccini e la sua Lucca - tel. (+39) 0583 465320

 

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