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Mese Pucciniano and the Puccini Festival


Concerts, gatherings and events to celebrate Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini, one of the most important composers of all time, has always loved Tuscany, his native land. Born in Lucca, but swept away by the charms of Torre del Lago, he never abandoned these contexts that, more than a few times, inspired him in the creation of some of his internationally famous operas: La Bohème, Tosca, Madame Butterfly and Turandot.

To pay tribute to the great master, the Fondazione Festival Pucciniano (Puccini Festival Foundation) organizes the Puccini Festival and the Mese Pucciniano (Puccini Month) in Torre del Lago each year.

The Puccini Festival is the most important opera festival in Italy and the only one in the world dedicated to Puccini. It takes place in the summer, in the months of July and August, in the places that were inspirational for the Maestro. The Festival offers the opportunity to listen to great stars of world opera interpreting Puccini's masterpieces, staged in a large open-air theatre on the shores of Lake Massaciuccoli, right in front of the Puccini House Museum.

Puccini Month is a rich programme of events that takes place between November 29 – the day of remembrance for the master, who passed away that day – and the month of December. The programme includes numerous events including concerts, talks and shows, and ends on January 1 with a New Year's Concert.

During Puccini Month, the Premio Puccini (Puccini Award) is awarded on December 22 (the Maestro's birthday). This prestigious recognition is given to the finest interpreters of a Puccini opera, instituted in 1971. The prize consists of a golden statue that depicts Giacomo Puccini with a wide-brimmed hat slightly tilted to the side, the collar of his coat popped and a cigarette hanging out of his mouth haphazardly, following the original design of a sculpture by Paolo Trubetzkoy in the statue that since 1949 has been situated on the piazzale of Torre del Lago.

The 70th edition of the Puccini Festival will take place from July 12 to September 7, 2024, at the Giacomo Puccini Grand Open-Air Theater.
On the 100th anniversary of the Maestro's death, the Festival that bears his name celebrates his immortal works where they were conceived.

The program:

  • July 12 and 19
  • July 13 / August 2
    Manon Lescaut
  • July 20 and 27 / August 8 and 22
    La Bohème
  • July 26 / August 9, 18 and 24
  • August 3, 10, 17 and 23
  • August 31 / September 7
    Madama Butterfly (120 years after the first)
  • July 17
    Roberto Bolle and friends
  • August 5
    Il Volo
    Tutti per uno - Capolavoro

More information and online ticket purchase on the official website of the Festival.

Fondazione Festival Pucciniano
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