LUCCA PUCCINI DAYS

LUCCA PUCCINI DAYS FESTIVAL

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MADAMA BUTTERFLY AT TEATRO DEL GIGLIO

On Friday, November 20, a t 8.30 pm, at Lucca’s Teatro del Giglio there’s a performance of Madama Butterfly staged as the first musical event in  “Lucca, i giorni di Puccini ” (Lucca Puccini Days) festival in conjunction with the start of the opera season. Puccini’s opera is staged in the Teatro del Giglio’s 2004 revival which celebrated the opera in its centenary year. Cio-Cio San is Maria Luigia Borsi while Giuseppe Gipali is Pinkerton. They are two performer of the highest international standing. Orchestra and Chorus of Tuscany conducted by Valerio Galli. Directed by Sandro Pasqualetto. Co-production by Teatro del Giglio of Lucca, Teatro Goldoni of Livorno, Teatro Sociale of Rovigo, the Municipal Theatre of Piacenza, Teatro Comunale di Modena Pavarotti. Info and reservations at the theatre box office: +390583465330

MADAMA BUTTERFLY AT TEATRO DEL GIGLIO

On Sunday, November 22, at 4 pm there’s another performance of this opera.

“NESSUN DORMA” AT TEATRO DEL GIGLIO

On Sunday, November 29th, at the Teatro del Giglio at 5 pm there’s a concert entitled “Nessun dorma”. The show offers an original program, designed exclusively for the “Lucca, i giorni di Puccini” festival and is centrered on the choral parts of the Puccini repertoire, from Turandot, Tosca, Butterfly, Manon Lescaut to lesser-known pages from Edgar and Le Villi. Choir and Orchestra ” Lucca, i giorni di Puccini ” conducted by Marco Balderi. Info and reservations at the theatre box office: +390583465330

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RECITAL BY SOPRANO DESSÌ AT TEATRO DEL GIGLIO

On Tuesday, December 8th at 9 pm at the Teatro del Giglio there’s a recital by soprano Daniela Dessi, part of the “Lucca, i giorni di Puccini”  festival . The soprano, one of the most popular performers of the Puccini repertoire, is accompanied by “Archi all’opera “, a quintet made up from soloists from the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa. Info and reservations at the theatre box office: +390583465330

MICHELE PUCCINI MASS AT TEATRO DEL GIGLIO

On Saturday, December 12, at 9 PM, at the Teatro del Giglio, there’s a rare performance in the “Lucca, i giorni di Puccini” festival: the Mass in F major by Michele Puccini, father of Giacomo Puccini. Michele Puccini, musical director of the Institute of Lucca, organist at the Cathedral of St. Martino, composer, teacher, gave to his son in his early years of life (Michael died when Giacomo was just over five years) his experience and passion for music, which culminated in the success that we all know. Stars of the evening are the Coro della Cappella Santa Cecilia di Lucca and the Luigi Boccherini Chamber Orchestra, directed by Luca Bacci. Info and reservations at the theatre box office: +390583465330

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Saturday, December 19, in the auditorium  del Suffragio dell ’Istituto Musicale Luigi Boccherini of Music Institute at 5 pm there’s an instrumental concert dedicated to Giacomo Puccini, part of the  “Lucca, i giorni di Puccini” Festival. Exceptional performers will be the “Scala Quartet”, made up of soloists of the highest level. This is a unique opportunity to savour Puccini’s chamber music. Info and reservations at the theatre box office: +390583465330

STEFANO BOLLANI AND PUCCINI’S ANNIVERSARY

On Tuesday, December 22nd (the anniversary of Giacomo Puccini’s birth) at the Teatro del Giglio, at 9 pm, there’s a piano recital by Stefano Bollani, an artist admired and respected both in jazz and in classical genres. Bollani will combine his creativity with melodious Puccini arias. The concert is part of the “Lucca, i giorni di Puccini” festival. Info and reservations at the theatre box: +390583465330

RECITAL BY JOSÈ CARRERAS TEATRO DEL GIGLIO

On Sunday, January 10th at the Teatro del Giglio, at 5 pm, there’s the gala closing of the “Lucca, i giorni di Puccini” festival ” with a recital by tenor José Carreras, accompanied on piano by Lorenzo Bavaj. Carreras, along with Domingo and Pavarotti, has for years represented the elite of opera arias by Puccini giving warm and sensitive interpretations. It’ a night out with one of the world’s greatest tenors. Info and reservations at the theatre box office: +390583465330

 

 

 

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