Puccini’s Month 2022

29 November 2022

Anniversary of Giacomo Puccini’s death

The City of Viareggio with the Puccini Festival Foundation and the Simonetta Puccini Foundation remembers the anniversary date of Puccini’s death with a commemoration ceremony in Torre del Lago (10.30 a.m.) in front of the Maestro’s house with the laying of a laurel wreath at the sculpture on the Belvedere, a moment of prayer and a visit to the tomb at the Villa Museo in Torre del Lago.

29 November 2022

But who is this Puccini?

11:00 am | Auditorium Enrico Caruso

It will be the writer Simone Dini Gandini who will narrate to the students of the Istituto Comprensivo di Torre del Lago about the charismatic figure of Giacomo Puccini and trace all the significant stages of his glorious artistic life; a story that starts from his beginnings as a young student at the Conservatory of Milan, to his first successes, to his choice to live in Torre del Lago to cultivate his passions and live in contact with nature, up to his international acclaim and his untimely death. The actor Renato Raimo, who has already dressed the Maestro’s shoes in the play l’Altro Giacomo, will dialogue with Simone Dini Gandini. During the meeting, excerpts from the play l’Altro Giacomo will be shown, interspersed with musical moments; Renato Raimo will play the role of Giacomo Puccini, Maria Chiara Battaglia the role of Elvira, Marco Miglietta Tenor, Rachael Stellaci Soprano, accompanied on the piano by Massimo Salotti

An initiative that also marks the collaboration with the Istituto Comprensivo di Torre del Lago, which in its educational programmes for the 2022 and 2023 school year has chosen to stimulate in its students the awareness and knowledge of the great cultural heritage of which our territory is the custodian.

29 November 2022

Concert by the Puccini Festival Choir

6:00 pm | Church of San Paolino

The events to commemorate the Maestro on the anniversary of his death include on 29 November (6 pm. 00) in the setting of the Church of San Paolino the CONCERT of the CHORUS OF THE FESTIVAL PUCCINI conducted by Maestro Roberto Ardigò and featuring the soloists Antonella Matarazzo, soprano, Stefanna Kybalova, mezzosopranp, Danilo Formaggia, tenor, Arturo Eduardo Espinosa Bravo, bass Michi Takasaki, Elisa Montipò, organ and piano, Desy Rossi, viola soloist who will perform Giacomo Puccini’s Requiem for three mixed voices choir, viola and organ, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem Kv 626 for soloists, choir and four-hand piano. The The Winter Festival Mese Pucciniano of the City of Viareggio then continues with numerous other MUSICAL APPOINTMENTS until 1 January

18 December 2022

Silenzio ho finito la Bohème

5:00 pm | Auditorium Enrico Caruso

Among the encounters with history and memory, we recommend Sunday 18 December (5.00 p.m. Auditorium Enrico Caruso) the concert performance “Silenzio, ho finito La Boheme!” A piano reading starring Neri Marcorè, who will read unpublished writings by Lorenzo Viani from the volume Il Cipresso e la Vite (Vallecchi 1943), in which he recounts “the garzoncello Giacomo”. The readings will be accompanied by music performed on the piano by Silvia Gasperini.

22 December 2022

Presentation of the 52nd Puccini Prize
Concert by the Puccini Festival Orchestra

6:00 pm | Auditorium Enrico Caruso

On 22 December, the anniversary of the Maestro’s birth, the presentation of the 52nd PREMIO PUCCINI and a concert by the Puccini Festival Orchestra led by the baton of Maestro Enrico Calesso.

22 December 2022

Puccini Day

On 22nd December the PUCCINI DAY is back. The Puccini Festival Foundation celebrates the Maestro’s Birthday with an extraordinary proposal. Only on 22nd December it will be possible to buy tickets for the 2023 Puccini Festival performances with a 50% discount.

1 January 2023

New Year’s Concert

12:00 | Auditorium Enrico Caruso

Puccini Festival Orchestra

free admission by reservation

the concert will be repeated in Lucca Teatro del Giglio, 5 p.m.

For information and conditions:
Teatro del Giglio Ticket Office