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The festival opens on November 20 and binds several different musical experiences in the name of Puccini: from opera to chamber music, from sacred music to jazz improvisation. The presence of Jose Carreras in the program of events highlights the caliber edition 2015. In the program of the festival, together with Carreras interpret Puccini artists such as Daniela Dessi, Stefano Bollani, Maria Luigia Borsi, Joseph Gipali, the Quartet of La Scala. The vast and intense program, the opportunity to enjoy even more the special atmosphere and exclusive dedicated to Puccini, thanks to numerous collaborations with many musical and cultural heritage.


Friday, November 20 h.16.00and Sunday, November 22 h. 20.30
Madame Butterfly - Opening Event
Maria Luigia Borsi and Giuseppe Gipali
Director Valerio Galli
Directed by Sandro Pasqualetto

Sunday, November 29
17:00 Theatre Giglio
Nessun Dorma A concert dedicated to the choral repertoire in the works of Puccini
Orchestra and Choir Puccini Days
Director Marco Balderi
The concert is an original program, designed exclusively for our festival in Lucca. The musical journey to the center sees the choral parts of the Puccini repertoire, from the famous Turandot, Tosca, Butterfly, Manon Lescaut at lesser-known but important pages Edgar and Le Villi.

Tuesday, December 8
21:00 Theatre Giglio
recital Daniela Dessi - transcription of Puccini arias for string quintet One of the most outstanding performers of Puccini repertoire in Italy and in the world, beloved from the demanding audience of opera, to Lucca proposes a '
truly unique opportunity: a recital that sees the scene accompanied by an outstanding string quintet, the "Arches at work."

Saturday, December 12
21:00 Theatre Giglio
Messa in Fa by Michele Puccini for soloists, chorus and orchestra
Chapel Choir Santa Cecilia of Lucca
Director Luca Bacci Michael was Director of music in Lucca, organist at the Cathedral of St. Martin, composer, teacher. This Mass in F is a big job, with a structure that provides within the vocal quartet the dominance of the tenor voice, always on top. This work unfinished, was completed by the brother of Michele Fortunato Magi, an excellent musician in the music of the nineteenth century Lucca.

Saturday, December 19
17:00 Auditorium of Suffrage
Scala Quartet An exclusive meeting with four gifted acclaimed and renowned in the world.

Tuesday, December 22
21.00 Teatro del Giglio
Recital by Stefano Bollani - A trip to the piano between the melodies of Puccini
Bollani brings up a great creativity, a constant desire to play and impress, and in this spirit he places his participation in our festival: his recital will be a journey through the melodies of Puccini arias, and to become a suite of creativity , passion and art dedicated to the great composer Giacomo Puccini.

Friday, January 10 2016
21:00 Teatro del Giglio
Recital by Jose Carreras Gala closing
piano, Lorenzo Bavaj

Teatro del Giglio, the Piazza del Giglio 1
Auditorium of the Suffrage, Piazza dei Servi
November 20, 2015 - January 10, 2016

More information

Fondazione Giacomo Puccini
Lucca, Casermetta san Colombano
tel 0583 469225

Teatro del Giglio
Lucca, Piazza del Giglio, 1
tel +39 0583 465320