Torre del Lago Opera Festival 2013

The Torre del Lago Opera Festival takes place every year in Torre del Lago in the province of Lucca. The Opera Festival is held in an open-air theatre set on the Massaciuccoli lakefront, a really striking location.
Torre del Lago Opera Festival
Torre del Lago Opera Festival
The Opera Festival is dedicated to Giacomo Puccini, the Italian composer who lived and worked in Torre del Lago between 1891 and 1921. In 2013, beyond Puccini, the 59th edition of the Opera Festival pays tribute to two other famous Italian composers: Giuseppe Verdi in the bicentenary of his birth and Pietro Mascagni on his 150th birth anniversary. In fact, alongside Puccini's famous titles TOSCA, TURANDOT and TABARRO, the festival stages RIGOLETTO and CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA. The 2013 lyrical billboard includes 16 opera nights between July 12 and August 24, with 3 new productions. The season opens on July 12 with the representation of the diptych TABARRO & CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA. The two titles have already been played in Torre del Lago, but this is the first time they are presented in the form of a diptychs. Here is the program: TABARRO and CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA July 12 Replicas: August 10 and 17
Il Tabarrro - Festival Puccini 2013, nella foto Michele Alberto Gazale e Giorgetta Chiara Angella
Il Tabarrro - Festival Puccini 2013, nella foto Michele Alberto Gazale e Giorgetta Chiara Angella
Tabarro, one of Puccini's triptych of one-act plays has already seen 6 representations in Torre del Lago, while for Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni it will be the second time. The Diptych will be a new production of the Puccini Festival Foundation's 2013 billboard. The director and playwright is Antonio Calenda, the conductor, Alberto Veronesi. Among the performers, in the role of Michele and Alfio the baritone Alberto Gazale and the tenor Francesco Anile (Luigi e Turiddu), Chiara Angella, Giorgetta and Renata Lamanda, Luigi Roni, Mario Bolognesi, Silvia Pasini complete the cast. TURANDOT July 13 Replicas: July 20 and 21 August 8 and 24
Gran Teatro Giacomo Puccini di Torre del Lago
Gran Teatro Giacomo Puccini di Torre del Lago
Turandot is signed by Maurizio Scaparro director, Ezio Frigerio scenes and Franca Squarciapino costumes. There is the return of the baton Daniel Oren who will conduct the Orchestra and Chorus of the Puccini Festival. The cast continues with Giovanna Casolla in the role of the wicked Princess Turandot, role performed on July 21 by the soprano Nila Masala. The great Italian tenor Marcello Giordani will give voice to Prince Calaf, while in the role of Liu you will see both Elena Mosuc, Alida Berti and Cristine Lewis. TOSCA July 26 Replicas: August 7, 16 and 22
Audience
Audience
This masterpiece of Puccini is a co-production between the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía of Valencia, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the Teatro Regio of Turin. It is the result of the work of the Monegasque director Jean-Louis Grinda, scenes by Isabelle Partiot-Pieri, costumes by Christian Gasc and light design by Roberto Venturi. Tosca will be performed by the soprano Norma Fantini. The performance of August 16 will be interpreted by the soprano Silvana Froli. In the role of the painter Mario Cavaradossi you will find two great tenors, the Italian Marco Berti and the Spanish Sergio Escobar. The new production of Tosca is entrusted to the baton of Alberto Veronesi. RIGOLETTO July 19 Replicas: July 27 August 9 and 23
Massaciuccoli Lake
Massaciuccoli Lake
This is a new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. The direction is Renzo Giacchieri, Roman specialist of Verdi's opera. The Duke of Mantova, protagonist of the Opera, will be interpreted by Francesco Demuro, Rigoletto by Devid Cecconi and Gilda by the Russian soprano Ekaterina Bakanova. There will be the debut of the baton Boris Brott, a Canadian director internationally renowned, while the scenes are by Alfredo Troisi.
Massaciuccoli Lake and Villa Orlando [Photo Credits: Aldo Umicini]
Massaciuccoli Lake and Villa Orlando [Photo Credits: Aldo Umicini]
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