Tag: events in Torre del Lago

59th Puccini Festival is coming: Live your Summer Nights in Versilia!

From July, 12th to August, 29th, the Puccini Festival comes back in Torre del Lago, on Versilia coast (Tuscany) for entertaining you in your summer nights!

Once again on the agenda, you will find many events, concerts, ballet and theatre performances: Il Tabarro, Turandot, Tosca, Cavalleria Rusticana, Rigoletto, Omaggio a Mascagni e Puccini with the Orchestra of Festival Puccini conducted by te master Flavio Colusso.

For the ballet addicts, there will be the wonderful Amarcord

57th Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago presents its 2011Playbill

The most awaited summer event in Versilia is coming back: the 57th Puccini Festival will take place from 22nd July to 27th August 2011 at the Great Open-air Theatre dedicated to Giacomo Puccini in Torre del Lago.

Since 1930, the Puccini festival has become a more and more famous event gathering thousands spectators from all over the world. Its 2011 Playbill schedules two new stagings: La Bohème and Madama Butterfly coproduced with the Japanese NPO, besides Turandot.

Torre del Lago, home of the Puccini Festival, lies between the Lake of Massaciuccoli and the Tyrrhenian Sea, 4 km far from the magnificent beaches of Viareggio on the Tuscan Riviera, 18 km from Lucca and Pisa. The Festival welcomes about 40.000 spectators

Versilia Coast celebrates Summer 2010 with the Festival Puccini in Torre del Lago

Summer has just begun, and the Versilia Coast brings notes, songs and the greatest emotions in its nights with the famous Festival Puccini, which comes back with its 56th edition taking place from 16th July to 22nd August 2010 in Torre del Lago.

Once again, the open-air Gran Teatro Giacomo Puccini will host great guests and breathtaking operas, for a summer rich in music.

As usual, the programme schedules the celebration of eternal melodies composed by the master Giacomo Puccini and wonderful evenings of lyric music will begin, dedicated to one of the most important composers of opera in the world, who was born in the city of Lucca in 1858.

The Festival Puccini 2010 will be inaugurated by La Fanciulla del West (on 16th and 23rd July and 7th August), Puccini’s masterpiece, 100 years after its first premier at Metropolitan Opera in New York, on 10th December 1910.

Later on, there will be other three titles on the playbill:

Madama Butterfly (17th and 25th July – 1st, 14th, 22nd August)

Tosca (24th, 30th July – 8th, 13th, 21st August)

Turandot (31st July – 6th, 12th, 20th August)

We remind you also that the Festival Puccini is not just Opera.

The Festival’s spectators in fact, will have the chance to marvel at one of the greatest female voices in the world, the American soprano Renée Fleming, who will inflame the stage during the Gala Concert on 28th July, with the extraordinary presence of the 15 years old Anthony Arcaini, director and composer, a little genius of music.

Finally, on 11th August, the timeless and overall opera Romeo and Juliet, with the notorious melodies by Sergej Sergeevi? Prokof’ev and the dancers of the Imperial Russian Ballet of Gediminas Tarando, Maria Sokolnikova and Alexsander Smolyaninov of the Teatro Bolshoi.

All this and much more waits for you at Gran Teatro Giacomo Puccini in the town of Torre del Lago, in Versilia.

For further information about events in Versilia, please take a look at our tourist guide to Versilia, www.aboutversilia.com

Festestate 2009: summer events and fun in Torre del Lago

Would you like to spend a summer evening in a different and original way? Then, get ready and visit Torre del Lago, where Festestate edition 2009 will take place from 5th to 16th August.

Now at its 11th edition, this event besides preserving its aspect of a typical local feast, from this year gets renovations by suggesting shows, town fairs and concerts of many famous Italian artists: obviously, everywhere admission is free.

The art director Amedeo Ceppini together with Stefano Nari, president of the notorious Puccini Carnival, this year organized