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Lucca: Puccini Festival Opera Recitals and Concerts

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Lucca: Puccini Festival Opera Recitals and Concerts

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Listen to the most beautiful and famous melodies from the master of opera Giacomo Puccini, in a stunning venue with magnificent interpreters and acoustics. This music will move you and give you an experience of a lifetime.

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  • Enjoy an opera for all listeners from beginners to experts
  • Experience the 2,200-year-old church with stunning acoustics
  • Listen to Puccini's music in the city where he was born and lived
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Be introduced to the Church of San Giovanni, the old Church of the Templars, in Lucca that hides the splendid Roman Spa, which can be visited. 2 professional singers (usually a soprano and tenor) accompanied by a pianist will perform the program of music. Every evening the festival sports varied professional performers and program. The same concert is performed only once in 365 days.  On Thursday, the theme is Puccini and Verdi, with arias, duets, and intermezzos from the masterworks of the two great opera composers.  On Friday, the theme is Puccini Opera Gala, with arias and duets from the masterworks of the maestro.  On Saturday, the theme is A Night at the Opera, with pieces from the opera repertoire from Handel to Puccini including all the major opera composers.  On Sunday, the theme is Puccini and the traditional Neapolitan songs, with arias from Puccini's operas and the Neapolitan melodies composed when Puccini was alive.

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    Concerts take place at the Church of Saints Giovanni and Reparata in Lucca. from 3rd November until 31st March Concerts will take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday still at 7pm at the Oratorio di San Giuseppe al Museo della Cattedrale di Lucca (100 Metres from the Church of San Giovanni)

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    • You are only permitted to take photographs or videos if you do not disturb the audience or performers and you must not use the flash or move around the venue
    • There are seats at the end of the church for children and dogs in order to not disturb the audience or performers
    • There is no dress code
    • There will be an interval of 8 minutes between the first and second half of the concert
    • The program finishes at 8:20 PM subject to encores
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    4.7 /5

    based on 272 reviews

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    You don't have to be an opera fan to enjoy the (almost) nightly Puccini recitals at the Church of San Giovanni. Almost all the selections were familiar. Recitals feature a tenor, soprano and pianist, all extremely accomplished. The tenor was one of the best I've ever heard.

    March 24, 2023

    A delightful evening of top quality entertainment. The concert lasts about 1 hour. The acoustics in the church are very good. The evening we attended there was a soprano, a baritone and a pianist. It took a while to find the church so leave extra time.

    March 24, 2023

    It's general seating. You can go inside at 630. Look around it's a nice church. Got my seats to the right and almost to the front. The singers and piano playing was fabulous! I can't believe how loud those ladies could sing, it just echoed throughout the church. Highly recommend.

    March 24, 2023

    Product ID: 262952