TIMINGS AND TICKET BOOKING&SALE REMAIN UNCHANGED.
FROM 31ST MARCH TILL 31ST OCTOBER CONCERTS WILL TAKE PLACE EVERY SINGLE DAY (no pause or interruption) IN THE CHURCH OF SAN GIOVANNI IN LUCCA, AT 7.00 PM
PLEASE NOTE THAT BETWEEN 1ST NOVEMBER AND 30TH MARCH CONCERTS WILL TAKE PLACE ONLY ON FRIDAYS (PUCCINI E MOZART) AND SATURDAYS (A NIGHT AT THE OPERA) STILL AT 7.00 P.M. AT THE ORATORIO OF THE MUSEO DELLA CATTEDRALE - NEAR THE CHURCH OF SAN GIOVANNI - IN LUCCA.
EVERY MONDAY: PUCCINI & MOZART
EVERY TUESDAY: SPECIAL GALA “PUCCINI’S WOMEN”
EVERY WEDNESDAY: ITALIAN OPERA EVENING
EVERY THURSDAY: PUCCINI & VERDI
EVERY FRIDAY: PUCCINI OPERA RECITAL
EVERY SATURDAY: A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
EVERY SUNDAY: PUCCINI & THE TRADITIONAL NEAPOLITAN SONGS
Plus SPECIAL EVENTS (on selected dates – please visit the EVENTS section)with orchestra and choir
Please note that EVERY EVENING THE FESTIVAL PRESENTS VARIED PROFESSIONAL PERFORMERS AND PROGRAMMES on a yearly rota
PLEASE VISIT THE “EVENTS” SECTION FOR THE DETAILED PROGRAMME AND CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Presentation of The first Festival dedicated to Giacomo Puccini & his music in Lucca
The 6th March 2004 is the date when the PUCCINI E LA SUA LUCCA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL officially started its activity in Lucca, a town so rich of musical tradition. Composers like Nicolao Dorati, Cristoforo Malvezzi, Gioseffo Guami, Giovanni Lorenzo Gregari, Francesco Barsanti, Francesco Geminiani, Filippo Manfredi, Luigi Boccherini, Alfredo Catalani e Giacomo Puccini. Lucca land of musicians but no one loved as Giacomo Puccini: the greatness of his music is well known all over the world.
Andrea Colombini, the artistic director, has strongly wished that the name of Giacomo Puccini was indissolubly linked to Lucca, the town where the great Maestro was born on the 22nd December 1858.
The “Puccini e la sua Lucca” festival has the record of being “the only permanent Festival in the World”
Recitals, opera selections, special concerts (“The Three Tenors”, “Puccini’s heroines” and many others): all in the most beautiful and stunning Basilica in the very core of Lucca (San Giovanni), all at the same time (concerts starts at 7:00 p.m.), all sporting great nationally and internationally renown singers and pianists. Everytime with a different cast of singers and different programmes, in order to give the audience the greatest possible spectrum of the great immeortal music of Giacomo Puccini, often flanked by the music of other great Italian operatic composers.
A great occasion to appreciate the voice of the greatest Lucchese in the world (and possibly the greatest Italian in the world…) in the town where he was born and lived, in one of the most beautiful churches of the city.
Please send an e.mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
you will be inserted in our mailing list and receive all updatings in due course.
Please note that due to the great size of the venue, Tickets are ALWAYS available for each performance ALSO NOTE THAT EVERY EVENING A DIFFERENT CONCERT IS PROGRAMMED (which means with DIFFERENT PERFORMERS AND PROGRAMMES NIGHT BY NIGHT)
SEATS ARE NOT NUMBERED. Seat will be however reserved for groups of more than 20 people in special sectors of the Church. These groups will also obtain special group rates (please contact email@example.com for further information)
The price of each ticket for RECITAL (concerts every day of the year) is Euro 20,oo
Children under the age of 10 will be charged Euro 16,oo
Students and under 23 will be charged Euro 16,oo
THE ADMISSION FEE INCLUDES CONCERT PROGRAMME AND PROGRAMME COVER with Giacomo Puccini’s biography in English
NO PRESALE RIGHTS WILL BE APPLIED UPON THE PRICE OF THE TICKETS
The prices for the FULL OPERA PERFORMANCES and for the SYMPHONIC AND OPERATIC GALAS (for which seats WILL BE NUMBERED) may change accordingly.
ALL TICKETS (recitals, full opera, symphonic/operatic galas) can be:
a) booked, sending an e. mail indicating number of tickets and name of reference to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will in turn receive an e.mail of confirmation from our Booking Office, stating the receipt and confirmation of your booking.
No advance payment and/or credit card guarantee is required. The tickets booked via e.mail will be then collectable at the Festival ticket office at the Church of San Giovanni in Lucca, on the same day of performance, from 6 p.m. till 7.15 p.m. In case you are unable to collect the tickets by 7.15 p.m., the booking will be automatically cancelled with no penalty whatsoever for the buyer.
VERY IMPORTANT: The tickets can be paid cash only, IN EUROS.
b) directly purchased at the Church of San Giovanni ticket office, everyday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or/and at all the authorised selling points in Lucca (showing the Festival ticket sale advertisment). You can buy tickets for all dates of concerts, paying them cash only.
c) booked by phone, calling the booking like +39 340 8106042 every day from 10am to 6 pm.
No advance payment and/or credit card guarantee is required. The tickets booked via the booking line will be then collectable at the Festival ticket office at the Church of San Giovanni in Lucca, on the same day of performance, from 6 p.m. till 7.15 p.m. In case you are unable to collect the tickets by 7.15 p.m., the booking will be automatically cancelled with no penalty whatsoever for the buyer.
VERY IMPORTANT: The tickets can be paid cash only, IN EUROS.
The Festival artistic direction announces that changes might happen in the programme which is going to be performed night by night. All concerts and recitals in a week (from sunday to sunday) have however different programmes and different performers.
A special concert programme (complete with a short biography of Giacomo Puccini and a story of the Puccini e la sua Lucca Festival) will be available at the Church of San Giovanni - Lucca, at the Festival ticket deskTaking pictures and videos is allowed during all concerts and recitals provided there is no disturb to the performance or it is done while seated.
No pictures and /or videos are allowed in any form during the full Opera performances